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Surging Bruins tie NHL record with 11th straight home win

Surging Bruins tie NHL record with 11th straight home win

BOSTON — To David Pastor scored twice, part of a dominant effort that ended with four consecutive goals to conclude the scoring as the Boston Bruins defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 6-1 Saturday night.

The win allowed the Bruins to tie an NHL record 11th consecutive home win to start the season, matching the mark accomplished by the Florida panthers last season, and the Blackhawks in 1963-64.

Boston is also the first NHL team to win 16 of its first 18 games since the 1929-30 Bruins, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

Jake DeBrusk, David Krejci, Taylor Hall i Patrice Bergeron also scored in the victory, and Jeremy Swayman stopped 17 of 18 shots. The goal was Bergeron’s 999th career point.

Charlie McAvoy assisted on four of the Bruins’ goals as Boston became the first team in the league to surpass 30 points (32).

Jonathan Toews scored Chicago’s only goal, a power play assist by Max Domi i Philip Kurashev. Petr Mrazek struggled in net for the Blackhawks, allowing all six goals on 43 shots.

Boston hits the road for two games this week, against Tampa Bay and Florida, before returning home to host Carolina for its annual Black Friday matinee.

Behind a rousing TD Garden crowd that broke into numerous “Let’s go Bruins” chants, Boston jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the second period en route to tying the season-high in goals in a party

Playing in his first game since leaving with a left knee injury from a collision with Bergeron, Swayman was sharp despite the puck being mostly in the Blackhawks’ zone.

The Bruins are now 8-0 against Western Conference teams.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.





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