BOSTON – The Boston Bruins couldn’t keep the calendar from flipping to December. They just wanted to make sure nothing else changed.

“During November, we’ve been playing really well,” said defenseman Johnny Boychuk, who scored a goal to help the Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Saturday night — their 13th win in 14 games. “We just needed to make sure we started December the same way.”

Tuukka Rask stopped 21 shots and the Bruins beat the Maple Leafs for the fourth straight time this season and the second straight game. Nathan Horton and David Krejci each had a goal and an assist for the Bruins, who have outscored their closest pursuer in the Northeast Division 23-6 this season.

Rask made his first start since the day after Thanksgiving, a 3-2 shootout loss to Detroit that was the only blemish on Boston’s otherwise perfect November.

“It’s always tough (to sit), no matter if you win or lose,” Rask said. “You’re eager to keep the winning streak going, at least give the team a chance to win.”

Rask has won four of his last five, allowing a total of nine goals. He said he didn’t let it bother him that he was in the net for the only loss in November, but Coach Claude Julien indicated otherwise.

“It was nice to see him smile after the game,” Julien said. “He was really upset after the last time. He played well but it was the end of our streak. As far as I’m concerned, he’s played well.”

James Reimer of Toronto stopped 26 shots in his first game since leaving an Oct. 22 game against Montreal with an injury that wasn’t disclosed. He hadn’t lost in regulation in his previous six starts.

“He was very solid, looked like he hadn’t missed a beat,” Toronto Coach Ron Wilson said. “But we didn’t help him very much.”

Chris Kelly also scored for Boston, and Milan Lucic had a pair of assists. Mikhail Grabovski scored Toronto’s only goal.

The Bruins celebrated their 100th consecutive sellout, a streak that began on Dec. 5, 2009.

“It’s such a great feeling when you have the whole city behind us. We saw that in the playoffs,” defenseman Zdeno Chara said. “A lot of the time they’re so loud it almost feels like we have an extra guy on the ice. So it’s a big “Thank You” to them and hopefully it will be another 100.”

Phil Kessel, tied for the NHL lead with 32 points, didn’t have a goal or an assist. He has two goals and five assists in 16 games against the Bruins.

The Bruins went 12-0-1 in November — their first month without a regulation loss since January 1969 — to go from last to second in the Eastern Conference, and first in the division. Boston’s 14-game streak without a regulation loss is its longest since getting at least one point in 17 straight games in 1983.