BOSTON — David Backes scored the deciding aim in his first sport in almost a month, David Pastrnak added his league-leading 25th aim, and the Boston Bruins received their seventh straight sport, beating the Montreal Canadiens Three-1 Sunday night time.
Backes’ first aim of the season got here off a feed from David Krejci via the best circle, with 9:31 remaining within the third interval.
Backes was within the lineup for the primary time since being injured throughout a scary collision with Ottawa’s Scott Sabourin on Nov. 2.
Jake DeBrusk added his sixth aim of the 12 months on a give-and-go with Charlie Coyle two minutes later.
Tuukka Rask made 28 saves for the Bruins.
Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)
Boston prolonged its level streak to 11 video games (Eight-Zero-Three) and entered the third month of the season as the one workforce with no dwelling regulation loss (11-Zero-Four).
Joel Amir scored, and Carey Worth had 31 saves for Montreal. The Canadiens prolonged their season-high shedding streak to eight (Zero-5-Three).
Montreal had allowed 24 targets in 4 prior video games, together with a season-worst Eight-1 loss to Boston at dwelling Tuesday that featured a hat trick by Pastrnak.
Worth gave up 5 targets on 11 photographs in Tuesday’s loss to the Bruins and had surrendered 16 complete over his final three video games.
The Canadiens received off to a quick begin this time after giving up three first-period targets in Tuesday’s matchup.
Armia’s backhand shot from the best circle deflected off Charlie McAvoy’s skate and into the web for his 10th aim of the 12 months 1:58 into the sport.
Joel Armia, Montreal Canadiens (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)
Play was stopped with 2:47 left within the second as a scuffle broke out involving all 10 place gamers on the ice after Shea Weber interfered with Pastrnak.
Boston almost tied it on the finish of the following energy play when Matt Grzelcyk poked his personal rebound straight throughout the crease behind Worth.
Pastrnak evened the rating at 6:16 of the third after skating into the best circle and firing a one-time shot previous Worth excessive to the stick facet.
Backes’ aim got here with 9 seconds left on a Bruins’ energy play after Montreal’s Nick Cousins was whistled for holding Boston’s Torey Krug.
Boston Bruins proper wing David Backes (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports activities)
The Canadiens beat the Bruins 5-Four of their first assembly on Nov. 5 in Montreal.
Bruins LW Brad Marchand performed regardless of being a game-time resolution after taking part in via flu-like signs on Friday. … Boston C Patrice Bergeron (decrease physique) was out for the sixth time in eight video games. Bergeron skated earlier than Sunday’s follow and continues to be day-to-day. … Canadiens D Victor Mete didn’t journey and was to be re-evaluated Sunday after struggling a lower-body harm Saturday towards Philadelphia. … Montreal LW Jonathan Drouin (torn tendon in left wrist) has missed eight video games following his surgical procedure however has been medically cleared to journey a stationary bike. His return date, initially regarded as eight weeks, continues to be unsure. RW Paul Byron (knee) additionally missed his eighth straight. … Canadiens legend Man Lafleur underwent surgical procedure to take away ganglions and a lobe on his lung on Nov. 28 in Montreal, the workforce introduced Sunday. LaFluer is anticipated to return dwelling quickly to proceed his restoration.
Canadiens: Host New York Islanders on Tuesday night time.
Bruins: Host Carolina on Tuesday night time.
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