Jan 24, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Isac Lundestrom (21) takes a shot on Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) in front of right wing David Pastrnak (88) during the second period at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins’ seven-game homestand ended on a sour note Monday night, as the Anaheim Ducks flew into TD Garden and took a 5-3 road win in Boston. B’s goaltender Tuukka Rask allowed all five goals while making only 22 saves in his fourth start of the season.

Ducks forward Derek Grant opened the scoring when he tipped a Ryan Getzlaf point shot past Tuukka Rask during a power play. That was the only goal until 1:28 into the second period, when the Bruins had perhaps their ugliest breakdown of the season. Bruins forward Nick Foligno fell while carrying the puck through the neutral zone, which left Anaheim’s Isac Lundestrom with a step on everyone else toward the Bruins’ end. Rask couldn’t squeeze his pads on the shot attempt and let the puck trickle through to make it 2-0 Ducks.

David Pastrnak answered later in the second with his 20th goal of the season, and 12th in his last 11 games. He first head-manned the puck to center Tomas Nosek, who gained the zone then protected the puck long enough for Pastrnak to slip behind the Ducks’ defense for a close-range opportunity. Nosek found the seam and fed it perfectly to Pastrnak, who blasted the puck home to make it 2-1.

  • The one-goal deficit was short-lived, as Getzlaf snapped one from the slot through Rask just 3:17 later to extend the Ducks’ lead back to two.

    Taylor Hall got the Bruins’ back within one with his ninth tally of the season, which came on a power play. Hall parked right in front of the crease and banged home a pinpoint centering feed by Brad Marchand.

  • That’s where the Bruins’ comeback potential ended. After the B’s couldn’t quite land the equalizer with extended zone time, Troy Terry went the other way and took advantage of a fortuitous bounce, firing a stoppable puck through Rask from the high slot. Greg Pateryn later scored to make it 5-2, on a similarly stoppable shot.

    Erik Haula buried his fourth goal of the season from the slot with 3:32 remaining, but too much damage had been done. The Ducks survived the Bruins’ final flurry without giving up another.

  • Rask has allowed 14 goals in four starts since returning to the Bruins, while posting an .844 save percentage (76-for-90).

    “He’s not where he needs to be,” said Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy on Rask, after the game. “That’s evident. We weren’t sure he would be.”

    Up Next: If Rask is to get back on track over the next three games, it’ll have to come on the road, on the west coast. That starts Wednesday night, in a very tough matchup against the Colorado Avalanche.