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NHL Roundup: Bruins Strike Oilers

  • Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller (86) and Edmonton Oilers left wing Jujhar Khaira (16) fight during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

  • Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) looks to shoot on Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot (33) as left wing Jujhar Khaira (16) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

  • Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) scores a goal against Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot (33) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

  • Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (97) passes the puck from behind the net as Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) gives chase during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)



Friday, October 12, 2018

Boston — Brad Marchand and Joakim Nordstrom scored in a 36-second span in the first period and Jaroslav Halak stopped 25 shots to help the Boston Bruins beat the Edmonton Oilers, 4-1, on Thursday night.

David Pastrnak had his fourth goal of the season, and Patrice Bergeron added an empty-netter in the final minute. Connor McDavid scored his first goal of the season for the Oilers, and Cam Talbot had 28 saves.

The Oilers were playing only their second game of the season after falling, 5-2, to New Jersey on Saturday in Sweden.

Edmonton struck first when McDavid got in alone on Halak and beat him 3:43 into the game.

Pastrnak tied it on a power-play goal at 9:20, and Marchand gave Boston its first lead at 14:37 on another power play off a centering pass from Matt Grzelcyk. Nordstrom scored again for Boston 36 seconds later on a give-and-go with David Krejci.

Edmonton just missed on two opportunities in the third. Boston captain Zdeno Chara poked the puck away as it slid along the goal line behind Halak as Edmonton’s Ty Rattie raised his arms, thinking Edmonton scored. Play continued and replays showed the puck didn’t cross.

The Oilers were short-handed a few minutes later when Tobias Rieder got a breakaway on Halak, who stretched out for a save with his left pad to preserve the two-goal lead.

Notes: The teams will play again next Thursday night in Edmonton. ... Bergeron had a goal and an assist, and Grzelcyk had two assists. ... Halak made his first home start as a member of the Bruins. ... Pastrnak has 98 career goals. ... The game was stopped for a few minutes late in the second period when a hit knocked the glass loose behind the Edmonton net.

Penguins 4, Golden Knights 2

Pittsburgh — Phil Kessel scored a natural hat trick, and Pittsburgh beat Vegas.

Vegas scored the first goal of the game, and Kessel had the next three — with the final two coming on second-period breakaways.

Avalanche 6, Sabres 1

Buffalo, n.y. — Nathan MacKinnon scored twice to extend his season-opening goal streak to four games, and Colorado beat Buffalo.

Rangers 3, Sharks 2 (ot)

New York — Brady Skjei buried a wrist shot 37 seconds into overtime as New York beat San Jose for coach David Quinn’s first career victory.

Canucks 4, Lightning 1

Tampa, Fla. — Elias Petterson and Brock Boeser scored 1:10 apart in the third period and Jake Virtanen and Markus Granlund added empty-net goals in the Canucks’ victory over Tampa Bay.

Maple Leafs 5, Red Wings 3

Detroit — Auston Matthews scored twice for a league-leading nine goals — tying an NHL record after five games — and helped Toronto beat Detroit.

Matthews joined Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy as the only players in league history to score nine times in their teams’ first five games.

Devils 6, Capitals 0

Newark, n.j.— Kyle Palmieri scored twice and Keith Kinkaid made 21 saves as the Devils celebrated their home opener with a victory over the Stanley Cup champion Capitals. It was a rare victory for New Jersey in the series. Washington was 14-1-2 in the previous 17 meetings.

Blue Jackets 5, Panthers 4

Sunrise, Fla. — Cam Atkinson scored with 2:46 left to lift Columbus over Florida.

Kings 3, Canadiens 0

Montreal — Jack Campbell made 40 saves for his first career shutout, and Los Angeles beat Montreal to spoil the Canadiens’ home opener.

Jeff Carter had a goal and assist, and Adrian Kempe and Michael Armadio also scored.