Boston Bruins defeat New York Rangers, 1-0

So smooth. So calm. So poised.

So ready?

Tuukka Rask, given his first NHL action of 2008-09 yesterday, responded with a 35-save jewel to backstop the Bruins to a 1-0 victory over the Rangers before 17,565 at TD Banknorth Garden.

Rask's reward: a seat on the bench today at the Bell Centre against the Canadiens and a trip on 95 South to Providence when Manny Fernandez (back) returns to full health, most likely within days.

The message is clear: The Bruins will no...