There was a point earlier this year when one wondered if Tuukka Rask would make any kind of impact on the Bruins' season. But the lanky Finn is starting to find his game at the right time.

With the B's intent on giving starter Tim Thomas his requisite rest heading into the playoffs, Rask got the start against the Ottawa Senators — the second time he received back-to-back starts on the just-completed perfect road trip — and delivered one his best starts of the year, stopping all 33 of the Sens' offerings to record the 1-0 shutout win.

While Thomas faced the contenders on the trip (Calgary and Vancouver), Rask earned four of the six wins.

"It's always nice to finish on a winning note, no matter what your record is," said Rask, who played much better than he did in the team's win in Edmonton on Sunday. "But keeping it 6-0 is huge for us, and going back home we've got to keep it going."

Rask had to be good for the B's to win this one. He stopped a clean breakaway by Jason Spezza and then made a couple of huge stops down the stretch.

"I've had some ups and downs obviously, but getting four wins in a row is huge for me this year," said Rask. "Winning always gives you that extra boost for your confidence. When you play well and lose, you have a tendency to maybe get down on yourself and blame yourself. But getting those two starts to start off the road trip was a really big thing for me and helped my confidence."