The Washington Post

Boston caps its busy day with a milestone victory


David Pastrnak had a goal and two assists just a few hours after he signed a new contract, and the surging Boston Bruins became the fastest team in NHL history to reach 100 points by beating the Buffalo Sabres, 7-1, on Thursday night.

The win came on a day Boston further strengthen­ed itself by acquiring winger Tyler Bertuzzi from Detroit and inked Pastrnak to an eight-year, $90 million extension.

Jakub Lauko scored twice, Dmitry Orlov added a goal and two assists and Jeremy Swayman stopped 26 shots as the Bruins overcame the loss of Brad Marchand to a lower-body injury to win their ninth straight.

Boston improved to 48-8-5 in its 61st game, besting the Montreal team from 1976-77 that reached 100 points in 62 games. The Bruins are on pace to surpass that Canadiens club for most points (132) in a season.

The Bruins acquired Bertuzzi from Detroit for a top-10 protected first-round pick in 2024 and a fourth-rounder in 2025. PENGUINS 5, LIGHTNING 4 (OT): In Tampa, Jason Zucker scored his second goal of the game 2:13 into overtime, and Pittsburgh completed a three-game season sweep of Tampa Bay.

The Penguins moved into the first wild-card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, a point ahead of the New York Islanders.

LLSENATORS 5, RANGERS 3: Claude Giroux broke a tie early in the third period, former Ranger Derick Brassard scored twice, and Ottawa beat host New York to spoil the debut of Patrick Kane, one of the Rangers’ big tradedeadl­ine acquisitio­ns.


THERS 1: In Sunrise, Fla., Kevin Lankinen made 30 saves, Matt Duchene and John Leonard each scored a goal, and Nashville put a dent in Florida’s playoff hopes.

• KRAKEN 5, RED WINGS 4 (OT): Oliver Bjorkstran­d scored on a power play with 1:27 left in overtime, lifting Seattle over host Detroit. It was the second goal of the night for Bjorkstran­d.

• STARS 5, BLACKHAWKS 2: Roope Hintz extended his scoring streak to four games with his third career hat trick, and Dallas defeated host Chicago.

• MAPLE LEAFS 2, FLAMES 1: Calle Jarnkrok scored 2:20 into the third period, lifting host Calgary past Toronto.

Quick traded again — to Vegas

Jonathan Quick is on the move again, back to the Pacific Division to solve the Vegas Golden Knights’ latest goaltendin­g quandary.

Vegas acquired Quick from Columbus less than 36 hours after the Los Angeles Kings traded the two-time Stanley Cup-winning goaltender and 2014 playoff MVP to the Blue Jackets. It was one of the latest in a flurry of deals ahead of the 3 p.m. Friday trade deadline.

After losing all-star starter Logan Thompson to an injury, the Golden Knights sent a 2025 seventh-round pick and journeyman netminder Michael Hutchinson to complete the deal with Columbus, which retained half of Quick’s salary.

Already 84 players and 56 draft picks have been traded since the all-star break.

Among other moves Thursday, the Edmonton Oilers acquired center Nick Bjugstad from the Arizona Coyotes, who retained half his salary and got a 2023 third-round pick and prospect Michael Kesselring in return.

Chicago also got Anders Bjork from Buffalo for future considerat­ions, and St. Louis re-signed Sammy Blais to a one-year, $1 million extension.

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