Bergeron breaks tie as NHL-leading Bruins beat Canadiens 4-2 – Boston News, Weather, Sports
MONTREAL (AP) — Patrice Bergeron broke a tie with 2:55 left and the NHL-leading Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.
After a pass in the offensive zone, Bergeron hopped on a loose puck in the slot and hit Samuel Montembeault with a wrist shot.
Taylor Hall and David Krejci also scored for Boston in the first game of the season between the rivals. David Pastrnak had an empty net in the last minute and added three assists.
Jeremy Swayman made 19 saves to help the Bruins improve to 38-5-4.
Kirby Dach scored two goals for Montreal and Montembeault made 25 saves. The Canadians fell to 20-25-3.
The Canadiens opened the scoring with a power play in the second period, 9-11, with Dach defeating Swayman with a wrister.
Boston scored a power play goal of their own at 5:48 of the second set. Montembeault saved a shot that was deflected by David Savard but Hall lunged for the rebound to tie it.
The Bruins took the lead midway through the third period when Kreijci blocked a Pavel Zacha shot. Dach equalized 2 at 8:29 and scored his career-best 10th goal.
Bruins: In Tampa Bay on Thursday night.
Canadians: host Detroit on Thursday night.
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