Rask stopped 34 shots and six Bruins scored as Boston snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory against the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
"Good way to start the road trip. We worked hard for these two points," Boston coach Claude Julien said.
New York's four-game winning streak came to a halt. John Tavares scored twice to give him 23 goals on the season and Josh Bailey also had a goal for the Islanders. Rookie Michael Grabner had his six-game goal streak snapped.
"They were desperate and we gave them too much," Montoya said.
Against the Islanders, the first period belonged to Boston. The Bruins outshot New York 15-4 and took a 3-0 lead.
Wheeler picked up his ninth goal 1:52 into the game on a sharp-angle shot.
The Bruins struck again at 7:03 when the puck deflected in off Recchi's skate and the goal withstood a review. It was Recchi's 574th goal, moving him into 19th place on the NHL's career list.
Campbell's point shot went in off an Islanders player at 9:04 to make it 3-0.
"In the first period we were very good," Lucic said. "It was a great way to start the road trip."
Islanders center Zenon Konopka thinks there's an explanation for the team's slow starts recently.
"I think it's because we have a lot of young people here and as the season goes on it gets tougher," he said. "We can't afford to take a shift off."
The Bruins' dominance continued in the second as Krejci scored on wrist shot 55 seconds in.
Tavares got New York on the board 55 seconds later, wristing a shot past Rask.
Seguin rebuilt the four-goal lead, putting the puck into an open net at 2:48. That ended Lawson's night.
Bailey made it 5-2 on a quick wrister at 5:36, but Lucic connected on a rebound for a power-play goal at 7:17.
"We knew that they weren't going to quit," Lucic said.
Tavares scored again at 12:57 of the final period.
"Expect for the first period we played a good game," New York coach Jack Capuano said. "We had to get back to basics in the second and third and in those two periods we did a lot of good things."
|Milan Lucic is the final scorer for Boston after sliding the puck under David Krejci and goalie Al Montoya. (AP)|
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|NY Islanders (21-30-7)||0||2||1||3|
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|01:52||- Blake Wheeler (11), Backhand Shot. Assist: Seguin, Ference|
|07:03||- Mark Recchi (11), Tip-In. Assist: Bergeron, Boychuk|
|09:04||- Gregory Campbell (9), Slap Shot, Unassisted.|
|55.0||- David Krejci (9), Backhand Shot. Assist: Horton, Lucic|
|01:50||- John Tavares (22), Snap Shot. Assist: Comeau|
|02:48||- Tyler Seguin (10), Snap Shot. Assist: Thornton, Wheeler|
|05:36||- Josh Bailey (8), Slap Shot. Assist: Comeau, Martinek|
|07:17||Power Play - Milan Lucic (24), Snap Shot. Assist: Krejci, Chara|
|12:57||- John Tavares (23), Wrist Shot. Assist: Hillen, Moulson|
|02:01||McQuaid, 5 min, Fighting|
|02:01||Konopka, 5 min, Fighting|
|02:01||Konopka, 2 min, Unsportsmanlike Conduct|
|03:33||Haley, 10 min, Misconduct|
|07:10||Schremp, 2 min, Bench - Too Many Men on the Ice|
|15:30||Seidenberg, 2 min, Tripping|
|Shots On Goal|
|Attendance - 12478|
|Referees - Dean Morton, Chris Rooney|
|Linesmen - Steve Barton, Derek Nansen|