Surging Bruins tie NHL record with 11th straight home win

BOSTON — David Pastrnak scored twice, a part of a dominant effort that ended with 4 consecutive objectives to conclude the scoring because the Boston Bruins defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 6-1 on Saturday evening.

The win allowed the Bruins to tie an NHL record with 11 straight home victories to start out the season, matching a mark reached by the Florida Panthers final season, and the Blackhawks in 1963-64.

According to ESPN Stats & Information analysis, Boston can be the primary NHL staff to win 16 of its first 18 video games for the reason that 1929-30 Bruins.

Jake DeBrusk, David Krejci, Taylor Hall and Patrice Bergeron additionally scored within the win, and Jeremy Swayman stopped 17 of 18 photographs. The aim was the 999th level in Bergeron’s profession.

“It’s a particular staff. We have quite a lot of depth, and I feel it exhibits,” Bergeron stated. “Everyone is contributing, everyone seems to be valued, and I feel everybody has confidence. I feel that is the most important factor.”

Charlie McAvoy assisted on 4 of the Bruins’ objectives as Boston grew to become the primary staff within the league to high 30 factors (32).

Jonathan Toews scored Chicago’s lone aim, a power-play tally assisted by Max Domi and Philipp Kurashev. Petr Mrazek struggled in web for the Blackhawks, permitting all six objectives on 43 photographs.

Boston hits the highway for 2 video games this week — towards Tampa Bay and Florida — earlier than returning home to host Carolina for its annual Black Friday matinee.

Behind a fired-up TD Garden crowd that broke into quite a few chants of “Let’s go Bruins,” Boston jumped to a 2-0 edge early within the second interval en path to matching its season excessive for objectives in a recreation.

“They play the sport like they adore it and they’re having a good time,” Bruins coach Jim Montgomery stated. “The method they play for one another since Day 1 … everybody has been sticking up for one another and that is what you like.”

Playing his first recreation since leaving with a left knee harm from a collision with Bergeron, Swayman was sharp regardless of the puck being primarily within the Blackhawks’ zone.

“Unbelievable, it was a protracted two weeks, you recognize working on a regular basis for a standard aim and that was to get again on the ice for a recreation,” Swayman stated. “To get this win at home was a particular one, so I’m actually glad to be again.”

The Bruins at the moment are 8-0 towards Western Conference groups.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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