BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored three goals and set up one that helped Jake DeBrusk set a career high with five points, sending the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.
Coming off a 3-1 trip but disappointed after blowing a two-goal lead Monday night against NHL-best Tampa Bay, the Bruins broke it open with four goals in the third period for their 12th straight victory at home. It’s their longest streak since winning 14 straight in the 2008-09 season.READ MORE: Hopkinton High School First In State To Drop Mask Mandate
Pastrnak completed his fourth hat trick and third this season with a power-play goal to make it 4-2 with 7:08 to play. He became the first Bruins player with a trio of hat tricks in one season since Hall of Famer Cam Neely in 1993-94.READ MORE: 'Our Kids Deserve Better': Photos Show Spoiled Meals Served To Lynn Elementary Students
The Bruins had gone 1-7-2 in their last 10 games against the Rangers, including losing the first two meetings this season. Backup goalie Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves. Charlie McAvoy had a goal and Patrice Bergeron also scored for Boston, tipping in Pastrnak’s shot.
Mika Zibanejad had two goals and Ryan Strome also scored for the Rangers. They have lost six of seven.MORE NEWS: FBI Offering Up To $20K For Info On Suspect In 1981 Norton Murder
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