Rask Helps Bruins Hold Off Lightning, 3-2 + More NHL News
UNDATED (AP) — Charlie McAvoy and Riley Nash scored first-period goals, Tuukaa Rask made 19 saves to snap his four-game losing streak and the Boston Bruins hung on for a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Torey Krug also scored and Brad Marchand assisted on the first two goals for the Bruins, who opened a 3-0 lead to post their fifth win in six games. Boston improved to 13-3 in its last 16 at home against the Lightning.
Checking out other NHL finals:
— Antoine Vermette scored twice and John Gibson stopped 37 shots to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Kevin Roy also scored for the Ducks, who jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held on to snap a four-game losing streak. Vermette snapped an 11-game scoreless drought with his first multi-goal game since Nov. 25, 2015.
— Nathan MacKinnon scored a power-play goal 59 seconds into overtime after he had a goal waved off 30 seconds earlier, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2. MacKinnon celebrated with his teammates when his shot hit a Jets player and went into the net 29 seconds into the extra period. But replay showed that Colorado was offside.
— Carey Price made 25 saves to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators for their third straight win. Jonathan Drouin and Phillip Danault scored in the second period for Montreal. Price improved to 3-0-0 while allowing just two goals on 100 shots since he returned last week after missing 10 games with a lower body injury.