Bru­ins roll past win­less Wings

The Norwalk Hour - - SCOREBOARD -

BOS­TON — David Pas­tr­nak scored three times, giv­ing him 101 goals in his ca­reer, and Pa­trice Berg­eron had three as­sists as the Bos­ton Bru­ins kept Detroit win­less with an 8-2 vic­tory over the Red Wings on Satur­day.

It was the sec­ond ca­reer hat trick for Pas­tr­nak, the 22-year-old Czech who has scored seven times in five games this sea­son.

Jake DeBrusk scored twice and David Kre­jci had a pair of as­sists for the Bru­ins, who also got goals from Char­lie McAvoy, An­ders Bjork and Sean Ku­raly.

Tuukka Rask had 32 saves to help Bos­ton win its fourth straight while outscor­ing op­po­nents 20-6 since get­ting shut out by Wash­ing­ton 7-0 in the sea­son opener.

Filip Hronek and Dy­lan Larkin scored for the Red Wings, who fell to 0-5 for the first time since 1980. Jonathan Bernier had 31 saves for Detroit, which broke up the shut out on Hronek’s pow­er­play goal 21 sec­onds into the third, briefly cut­ting Bos­ton’s lead to 4-1.

Detroit has lost its last 10 against Bos­ton.

The start time was moved up to 3 p.m. from 7 p.m. be­cause of the opener of the Amer­i­can League Cham­pi­onship Se­ries be­tween the Hous­ton Astros and Bos­ton Red Sox at Fen­way Park on Satur­day night. Bos­ton fans were look­ing ahead with the Bru­ins up big in the third pe­riod, chant­ing “Let’s Go Red Sox!”

Pas­tr­nak started the rout with 51 sec­onds left in the first pe­riod, tak­ing the puck from deep in his own zone and go­ing un­touched be­fore beat­ing Bernier with a wrist shot for his 99th ca­reer goal.

Pas­tr­nak got his 100th early in the sec­ond on a power-play, on one-tim­ing a pass from Berg­eron to put Bos­ton up 4-0, and com­pleted the hat trick at 2:05 into the pe­riod on one­timer off a pass from Brad Marc­hand on a 2-on-1. The game was stopped for a few min­utes to clean up the dozens of hats that came show­er­ing down from the seats.

Berg­eron got his third as­sist on the play. He set up Pas­tr­nak’s first goal and had an­other as­sist off a face­off win and drop pass to McAvoy for a one-timer 4:44 into the sec­ond to put the Bru­ins up 2-0.

OIL­ERS 2, RANGERS 1: Ed­mon­ton cap­tain Con­nor McDavid scored the go-ahead goal on the power play and added an as­sist, lift­ing the Oil­ers to their first win of the sea­son.

McDavid scored his sec­ond of the sea­son at 6:23 of the third pe­riod, redi­rect­ing the puck past goal­tender Hen­rik Lundqvist with Rangers for­ward Vladislav Names­nikov in the penalty box for hold­ing. Leon Drai­saitl and Ryan Nu­gen­tHop­kins had as­sists.

Former Ranger Cam Tal­bot made 23 saves.

The 21-year-old McDavid, who has led the league in points each of the past two sea­sons, has points on all five Oil­ers goals in three games this sea­son. He is one of 11 first-round picks on the Ed­mon­ton ros­ter. McDavid was the first over­all se­lec­tion by the Oil­ers in 2015.

The Oil­ers lost their sea­son opener 5-2 against the New Jer­sey Dev­ils in Swe­den be­fore drop­ping their next game 4-1 on Thurs­day at Bos­ton.

Mika Zibane­jad opened the scor­ing for the Rangers at 12:49 of the first pe­riod. The fleet Zibane­jad took a pass from de­fense­man Marc Staal and put the puck past the former Ranger Tal­bot.

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