NEW YORK — Brad Marchand had two objectives and three assists, and the Boston Bruins scored 4 occasions within the second interval and beat the New York Rangers 7-Four on Sunday night time.
Patrice Bergeron scored three objectives for his fifth regular-season hat trick, Charlie Coyle and Zdeno Chara every had a objective and an help, and David Pastrnak added 5 assists to assist the Bruins win for the eighth time in 11 video games (Eight-1-2) this season. Jaroslav Halak stopped 25 photographs as Boston earned a degree for the seventh straight sport (5-Zero-2).
Michael Haley, Pavel Buchnevich, Chris Kreider and Brady Skjei scored for the Rangers, who misplaced for the sixth time in seven video games (1-5-1). Henrik Lundqvist had 27 saves earlier than being pulled after two durations. Alexandar Georgiev completed with 9 saves within the third.
Trailing 1-Zero after 20 minutes, the Bruins took management of the sport within the second interval. Pastrnak charged the online with the puck from the left facet, and made contact with Lundqvist. Bergeron adopted and put the puck in for his third of the season 11 seconds into the interval. The objective was confirmed after a video evaluation.
Marchand put Boston forward 57 seconds later. He bought the puck in entrance of the online, made a backhand-forehand transfer earlier than placing a backhander previous Lundqvist.
Coyle made it Three-1 as he bought a cross throughout the entrance of the online from Charlie McAvoy, settled the puck and put it high shelf for his first at 9:27.
Marchand bought his second of the night time with 7:51 left within the center interval, taking a cross from Coyle and whipping it previous Lundqvist from the proper facet for his seventh. The Bruins had been outshooting the Rangers 28-9 at that time.
Boston Bruins David Pastrnak celebrates with teammates Torey Krug, Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill)
Boston completed with a 21-5 benefit on photographs within the second interval, and 31-12 over 40 minutes.
Chara made it 5-1 as he beat Georgiev with a slap shot from the blue line simply 43 seconds into the third on the primary shot the Rangers’ backup goalie confronted.
Buchnevich pulled the Rangers again inside three at Eight:15 along with his second of the season, however Bergeron’s second of the night time and fourth of the season restored Boston’s four-goal lead with Eight:21 left.
Kreider scored on a rebound with 1:59 left, and Skjei pulled the Rangers inside two simply 21 seconds later, however Bergeron’s empty-netter with 45 second left capped the scoring.
The Bruins managed play for the opening half of the primary interval, outshooting the Rangers 6-Zero. Every group had an influence play throughout that stretch. Lundqvist made a number of good stops, together with a shot by Marchand that hit the goalie gloved after it hit off his chest, and an try by Brett Ritchie in entrance within the first two minutes.
Nonetheless, the Rangers bought on the board on their first scoring probability. Halak stopped Brendan Smith’s shot from the left facet — New York’s first shot on objective — however Haley charged in and knocked within the rebound with 9:41 left within the first. It was Haley’s first objective since signing with the Rangers on Oct. 1.
Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports activities)
Halak had some large saves to maintain it a one-goal sport, stopping a tip-try by Brendan Lemieux and a comply with with 7:12 left, a shot by Artemi Panarin a minute later and a backhand by Mika Zibanejad with 5:52 to go.
Marchand prolonged his level streak to 10 video games, with seven objectives and 12 assists within the stretch. He additionally has an help in 9 straight video games. … Pastrnak, who leads the Bruins with 11 objectives, prolonged his level streak to 9 video games with 12 assists and 23 factors in that stretch. … The Bruins improved to Three-1-1 in final 5 matchups with the Rangers after an Zero-6-1 stretch. … The groups face one another 2 extra occasions: Nov. 29 at Boston, and Feb. 16 again in New York. … This was the Rangers’ 2,000th dwelling sport at present Madison Sq. Backyard, which opened on Feb. 11, 1968. … Zibanejad skated in his 500th profession sport. He performed 6:31 within the first interval earlier than leaving after taking a success from Bergeron within the nook. He didn’t return. … Buchnevich has 4 objectives and eight factors in eight profession video games towards the Bruins.
Bruins: Host San Jose on Tuesday night time to open three-game homestand.
Rangers: Host Tampa Bay on Tuesday night time to finish a five-game homestand.
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