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David Pastrnak scored a career-high four goals on Monday for his fifth career hat trick, leading the Bruins to a 4-2 victory over the Cheap Anaheim Ducks Jerseys
“I think the best thing that happened to our group was pretty much staying together,” said winger and Pastrnak’s linemate Brad Marchand, who had two assists. “We didn’t lose or bring in that many guys. It’s allowed us to continue our chemistry and kind of roll in from last year.
“It’s easy to get into the game early in the season when you feel comfortable with one another.”
Jaroslav Halak stopped 30 shots and top centre Patrice Bergeron added an assist for the Bruins, the Cup runner-up off to a 5-1 start.
The Pastrnak-Marchand-Bergeron trio has accounted for 24 points, with Pastrnak collecting 10 and Marchand nine.
“We’ve been together a long time now,” Pastrnak said. “It’s kind of expected from us.”
Rickard Rakell and Adam Henrique scored for the Ducks, and John Gibson made 19 saves. Anaheim has lost two of three after winning its first three games this season.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Anaheim Ducks aren’t scoring many goals. They haven’t needed many in winning four of their first five games.
The Ducks surrendered just one goal in each of the four wins this season and gave up only two in their only setback. Meanwhile, they’re averaging just over two goals per game. But it’s been enough.
Anaheim got assistance from a carom off the skate of an official and a great game from 39-year-old goaltender Ryan Miller in his first start of the season, beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Friday night.
Miller was slotted in for regular starter John Gibson on the second night of a back-to-back. That gives Miller a 1.0 goals per game average to go along with Miller’s 1.26.
“He played great, kept us in the hockey game,” said Ducks defenceman Cam Fowler, who scored the goal that counted as the winner. “That’s what you expect out of a guy like him who’s been around a long time. He prepares himself, works, hard, does the little extra things in practice to make sure he’s prepared for the game, and I was happy to see his hard work pay off.”
After a scoreless first period, Anaheim’s Jakob Silverberg got a short-handed goal when he put back a rebound to cap an odd-man rush that was set up by a deflection off a lineman’s skate. Fowler scored two minutes later, taking a drop pass from Ondrej Kase and beating Korpisalo from the right circle.
“The big play is when they score short-handed,” Columbus coach John Tortorella said. “It was an unlucky one. It went off the ref’s skate. They score, then we give up an odd-man rush and they score (again). You just can’t do that.”
Dubois made it a one-goal game late in the second when he tore down the left side and delivered a sharp-angle shot that went in off Miller’s arm. The Blue Jackets hit the post on at least two other occasions.
“I think we could have a little bit more traffic in front of him,” Dubois said. “We got some shots, traffic, none going in.”
Miller shut down Columbus’ best chance to tie the score when he got a stick on Seth Jones’ point-blank shot on a short-handed rush with about 11 minutes left in the game.
“There’s not many situations that you can throw at him that he hasn’t been through,” Anaheim coach Dallas Eakins said. “He’s calm back there. He’s almost like a second coach back there sometimes.”
Columbus pulled the goalie with two minutes remaining but managed only two shots with the man advantage.
“Win it any way you can,” Miller said. “We’re still getting comfortable in certain positions with some young guys, guys are slotting into different spots, rotating almost. There’s going to be flow eventually.”
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NOTES: Columbus put F Josh Anderson on injured reserve and recalled Markus Hannikainen from Cleveland of the American Hockey League. … Anaheim F Ryan Getzlaf played in his 989th game, becoming the Ducks’ all-time games-played leader. The 34-year-old passed Corey Perry, who played 988 games in 14 seasons with Anaheim. … Ducks D Brendan Guhle was out with a lower-body injury. … Anaheim has killed 15 of 16 penalties this season, including three against Columbus. … The Ducks have failed to score a goal in 10 power-play chances.
“Those are the kind of nights where the puck kind of finds you,” Anaheim defenceman Hampus Lindholm said of Pastrnak. “He had one of those nights.”
Pastrnak completed his hat trick with an unassisted goal off a faceoff. He stole the puck from defenceman Josh Manson and slipped a wrist shot between John Gibson’s pads 2:20 into the third period to make it 3-1, prompting fans to throw hats on the ice.
The 23-year-old forward scored 2:14 later off a nice feed from Marchand, who sent a pass from the left circle to Pastrnak. He was at the edge of the far post, where he redirected the puck into the net.
Eight seconds into Michael Del Zotto’s penalty for slashing, the Bruins made it 1-0 when Bergeron sent a backhand pass from the slot to Pastrnak, who one-timed a shot past Gibson just 4:18 into the game.
Boston made it 2-0 less than a minute after Halak made the second of two stellar stops midway through the second period. Marchand stole the puck from Lindholm and fed it to Pastrnak, who had just left the bench. The winger beat Gibson with a wrist shot from the right circle at 11:38.
Halak stopped two clean break-ins to keep the Ducks off the scoreboard until late in the period. On the first, Ondrej Kase cut in and the goalie made a blocker save on a backhander. Max Jones skated in alone from the right circle on the second chance, getting off a backhander while being hooked by defenceman Steven Kampfer.
Rakell beat Halak with a wrist shot to the glove side, slicing it to 2-1 with 2:08 left in the second.
NOTES: The last Bruin to score four in a game was Bergeron on Jan. 6, 2018 against Carolina. . Boston C David Krejci left to an undisclosed injury early in the game. . Anaheim D Brendan Guhle was sidelined for the second straight game with a lower body injury. … The Cheap Anaheim Ducks Jerseys
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held a “moment of applause and celebration” for longtime defenceman Ted Green, who died over the weekend at 79. . Anaheim D Sam Steel (upper body) was activated from IR before the game and played 14 minutes. “It’s really nice getting back in,” he said. “It was frustrating being out for a bit. It’s good to be back in, but would have been a lot better with a better result. You’re waiting all summer to get going into regular-season play, and to be held out gets a little frustrating.”