BOSTON (AP) — Chad Johnson got the better of Ben Scrivens and the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.
Johnson stopped 22 shots for his second career shutout, and four different players scored to lead the Bruins to a 4-0 win over the last-place Oilers on Saturday.
"I know my role, and it's not to be in every night, but it's to be in when I'm sort of called upon," said Johnson, who improved to 10-3 on the season. "It's nice to be able to get more games and get in there and get more comfortable and just try and help the team win.
"For me it's always just about the wins, but I think when you can add a shutout there, it's just sort of like a bonus point for myself."
David Krejci's 12th goal of the season, a power-play tally at 2:06 of the second period, started the scoring.
Dougie Hamilton, Carl Soderberg and Torey Krug all scored in the third for the Bruins, who won for the sixth time in their past eight games to maintain the second-best record in the Eastern Conference.
Johnson is a big reason why.
With starter Tuukka Rask set to play for Finland in the upcoming Olympics, Johnson has gone 4-0 in his previous four starts, all coming within the past 17 days.
"His record speaks for itself," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "I think the way he played tonight, even though people are going to say he didn't get tested much, we know that's as big a challenge for a goaltender as any, especially when you're playing a team like that that does have a lot of skill."
Johnson could see even more of an increased role after the Olympics, too.
"It will be important to feel good about having Chad in net and knowing he can do the job," Julien said.
The Oilers are excited about their goaltender as well.
Acquired from Los Angeles on Jan. 15, Scrivens was coming off a scintillating performance against San Jose on Wednesday, when he set the NHL regular-season record for saves in a regulation shutout with 59 during the Oilers' 3-0 win over the Sharks.
He made 37 saves Saturday, including nine in the first period.
But just 26 seconds into the second period, with Edmonton breaking out of its own zone, Scrivens was penalized for tripping Brad Marchand just outside the crease, setting up Boston's third power play of the game.