Nashville defenseman Ryan McDonagh knocks the puck away from Boston’s Tyler Bertuzzi in front of goalie Juuse Saros in the first period Tuesday night in Boston. Charles Krupa/Associated Press

BOSTON — Juuse Saros stopped 35 shots, Cody Glass scored late in the second period and the Nashville Predators beat NHL-best Boston 2-1 on Tuesday night, halting the Bruins’ seven-game winning streak.

Chasing the Western Conference’s eighth and final playoff spot, the Predators won for just the third time in eight games. Former Bruins defenseman Jeremy Lauzon added an empty-netter late in the third.

Boston, which matched its franchise record of 1970-71 with its 57th victory on Sunday, is five away from tying the league record of victories in a regular season with eight games left.

Boston’s David Pastrnak scored his 52nd with less than a second left in the game.

The Detroit Red Wings set the mark of 62 wins in 1995-96 and Tampa Bay matched it in 2018-19.

Linus Ullmark made 21 saves for Boston, which suffered only its fourth regulation loss at home (30-4-3).


There were very few scoring chances in the opening two periods before Glass collected the rebound of a blocked shot in the slot, spun and fired a wrister past Ullmark with 1:49 left in the period.

Saros made a body save on Hampus Lindholm’s backhand bid from just outside the crease with just under 13 minutes left in regulation and another on David Krejci with about six minutes left. The Bruins outshot the Predators 16-4 in the final period.


The Predators and Bruins wore helmet stickers to show support for The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, after a shooting there Monday claimed the lives of three 9-year-old students and three adult staffers.

The Bruins also held a moment of silence before the national anthem with the PA announcer saying: “The Bruins stand alongside the Nashville Predators in solidarity against gun violence and its support of the Nashville community.”

NOTES: Nick Foligno returned to practice Tuesday morning. “It’s great to have him out there,” Coach Jim Montgomery said. “He brings so much energy, positive energy.” … Boston forward Jakub Lauko was out with an upper-body injury that, Montgomery said, “shouldn’t keep him out long.”

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