Bruins pass Blackhawks, win for 11th straight time at home to tie NHL record

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BOSTON — The Boston Bruins tied an NHL record by winning their 11th straight home game to start the season, 6-1 against the Chicago Blackhawks at TD Garden on Saturday.

The Bruins tied the record previously set by the 1963-64 Blackhawks and 2021-22 Florida Panthers.

“It’s a special team,” Bruins captain patrice bergeron said. “We have a lot of depth, and I think it shows. Everyone is contributing, everyone is valued and I think everyone is confident, and I think that’s the most important thing, right?”

Video: CHI@BOS: Bergeron doubles lead with one tempo

david pastrnak scored twice, charlie mcavoy he had four assists, and Brad Marchand had three assists for Boston (16-2-0), which has won six in a row. Bergeron had a goal and an assist to reach 999 NHL points, and jeremy swayman he made 17 saves in his first game since November 1 due to a lower-body injury.

“It was a pretty dominant performance,” Bruins coach Jim Montgomery said. “Right off the bat, we played pretty good. If you have to be picky, I think we got a little sloppy with the puck. We tried to be too perfect because we had a lot of puck, but it was a really good game.” .”

jonathan toews scored, and Petr Mrazek he made 37 saves for Chicago (6-8-3), which has lost three in a row.

“[The Bruins are] well-coached and have great leadership,” Blackhawks coach Luke Richardson said. “We’ve shown that at times this year. We have to be a little more consistent on that, and that’s Boston. They are really consistent every night, every shift. It’s hard to play against them.”

Video: CHI@BOS: Pastrnak scores second on the Foligno feed

Pastrnak gave Boston a 1-0 lead at 4:53 of the first period with a jumper from the right circle on a power play. After a flurry of shots on Mrazek, Marchand connected with Pastrnak on a cross-ice pass in the final seconds of the man advantage.

Bergeron made it 2-0 at 4:28 of the second half with a clock from the left faceoff circle.

Toews cut it to 2-1 with a power-play goal at 10:37. Max DomiThe tip shot deflected off Toews’ stick over Swayman’s right shoulder.

“We had moments where we were controlling the game pretty well,” Blackhawks defenseman. Jarred Tinordi said. “I know the scoring was what it was, but even early in the game, when it was a 2-1 game, we had moments where we were holding onto the puck a little bit more. We’re looking to make plays, we’re not looking to give the puck away. That’s something we have to bring a little more consistently.”

Video: CHI@BOS: DeBrusk scores PPG in the second period

jake debrush He made it 3-1 at 18:10 on a power play, deflecting a Marchand pass at the gate. McAvoy set up the play to get the secondary assist.

“Couple fun turns, just trying to make a few things happen,” McAvoy said. “I feel confident with the puck. Legs feel good, brain feels good. I try to move fast and use my first reads. It’s certainly easy when you’re playing guys with that much skill.”

david kreji pushed it to 4-1 with 41 seconds remaining in the second on a slap shot from the right faceoff circle.

‘I don’t think we played it confident enough,’ Blackhawks defenseman connor murphy said. “We let them call the plays and move around our zone, and we didn’t stay close together defending, and sometimes when we could stop, we were too panicked and allowed too many pucks.”

Video: CHI@BOS: Krejci scores in the 2nd half

Pastrnak made it 5-1 in a 2-on-1 run with Nick Foligno at 11:12 of the third period, and Taylor Hall scored from the high slot at 17:57 for the final 6-1.

Boston outshot Chicago 43-18.

“We’re playing well, so we have to be happy with that,” Marchand said. “But again, we need to get better and keep getting better. As the season goes on, teams get more marked in their defensive play and the stakes go up a little bit as you move into the playoffs, so we need to continue to raise.”

GRADES: Pastrnak, Marchand and Bergeron scored the same goal for the 88th time, the second most by a trio in Bruins history behind Ken Hodge, Phil Esposito and Wayne Cashman (103). … Only three defensemen in Bruins history recorded more assists in a game than McAvoy: Bobby Orr (six, on January 1, 1973 and five, on December 20, 1969), Glen Wesley (five on October 16, 1988) and Ray Bourque (five on February 18, 1990; five on January 2, 1994).


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