BOSTON -- Backup goaltender Chad Johnson coasted to his second career shutout as the Boston Bruins downed the Edmonton Oilers, 4-0, on Saturday.
Playing in only the 26th game of his NHL career, Johnson improved to 10-3 this season. He stopped a breakaway by right wing Ales Hemsky on the first shot of the day and went on to make 21 saves in his fourth straight win.
The victory, the Bruins' fifth in the last six games, was Boston's 12th straight over Edmonton, the second this season. The Oilers, who had a three-game winning streak stopped, haven't beaten the Bruins since Oct. 17, 2000.
Edmonton goaltender Ben Scrivens, who stopped a shutout-record 59 shots in a 3-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night, blanked the Bruins in the first period before a power play shot by Bruins center David Krejci hit Oilers center Ryan Nugent Hopkins and went in at 2:06 of the second period.
Scrivens, recently acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings, had stopped 102 straight shots dating back to two previous games. He finished Saturday's game with 37 saves, as his team fell to 18-33-6.
It was Krejci's 12th goal of the season and his 10th point in the last eight games.
Defenseman Dougie Hamilton (his sixth, second in as many games) and center Carl Soderberg (his eighth), and rookie defenseman Torey Krug (his 12th) all scored in the third period.
Hamilton actually banked one in off Scrivens' skate from behind the net.
Krug's goal was the Bruins' second in five power play chances.
Right winger Jarome Iginla and defenseman Zdeno Chara both had two assists for the Bruins (35-16-3). Iginla has nine points in the last six games, Chara six in the last five.
Johnson, who replaced Tuukka Rask during Thursday night's 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens, allowed a breakaway goal on the first shot he saw and then closed the door over the final 26:14 of that game before pitching his first Bruins shutout Saturday.
The Bruins thought they had taken a 2-0 lead with 11:28 left in the second period when defenseman Matt Bartkowski's centering pass banked in off the skate of right wing Loui Erikkson.
The play went to Toronto for review and was disallowed because of a kicking motion, in what looked like a play that could have gone either way.
NOTES: D Andrew Ference, who left the Bruins after last season to sign a free-agent deal with the Oilers and is their captain, made his first return to Boston. He was given a hand at the start of his first shift and was then giving a standing ovation during a first-period video tribute. He stood on the bench and waved to the crowd. ... Ference (three games, concussion) and RW Ales Hemsky (seven games, foot) both returned to the Edmonton lineup. ... The Oilers play Game 2 of their four-game trip at Buffalo on Monday night, while the Bruins host the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. ... Edmonton RW Nail Yakupov played in his 100th NHL game. ... Ference was paired on D with Mark Fraser, playing his first game with the Oilers after coming over in a trade from Toronto on Friday. ... The Bruins held their annual Casino Night for charity Saturday night.