Bergeron, Bruins beat Canucks 5-2 for 11th win in 12 games – Boston 25 News

BOSTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored his third goal in two days and the Boston Bruins won their fourth straight game, beating the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Sunday night.

Brad Marchand scored his fifth goal in just eight games this season, Connor Clifton and Pavel Zacha also scored and Tomas Nosek added an empty-netter with 1:58 left for Boston. The Bruins have won 11 of 12 and are 14-2-0.

Hampus Lindholm had three assists and David Pastrnak had two assists, setting up Bergeron and Marchand for one-timers as the Bruins’ first line led the way.

JT Miller scored his second goal in as many games and Sheldon Dries also scored for Vancouver, which lost its third straight game. Thatcher Demko stopped 27 shots for Vancouver, which fell to 1-3 on a five-game road trip.

Along with his assists, Pastrnak drew a pair of penalties for tripping the Canucks. Late in the first period, he found himself for a slapshot, then slipped the puck to Bergeron in the slot for a pass that gave Boston a 2-1 lead. Bergeron scored twice Saturday night in a 3-1 win at Buffalo.

After a back-and-forth from Lindholm and Zacha, the Bruins led 3-1, Pastrnak set up Marchand with a cross pass late in the second for Marchand’s fifth goal since returning from offseason hip surgery.

The Bruins led 4-1 until Dries scored with a net-side shot 4:34 into the third. There were just two seconds left on a high-sticking penalty to Boston’s Jakub Zboril when the Canucks scored their second power-play goal of the game. Going into Sunday, the Bruins had killed 12 straight penalties in the previous three games.

Boston’s streak ended 9:05 into the first period when Miller beat goaltender Linus Ullmark on a breakaway. The Canucks were one skater ahead as Tomas Nosek served an instigator penalty after a fight with Kyle Burroughs, who had just tied Pastrnak with a hard kick.

The fight did not last long and tensions continued to mount. AJ Greer took out Vancouver’s Vasily Podkolzin with a hit to center ice and then the two started to swing. Greer landed several clean shots in the face of Podkolzin, who was bleeding as he was brought back to the bench to the cheers of Bruins fans.

NEXT

Canucks: Visit the Buffalo Sabers on Tuesday night in the last of five straight road games.

Bruins: Host the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

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