BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored to interrupt a second-period tie and added an empty-netter to offer the Boston Bruins a 3-1 victory over Chicago on Wednesday evening and spoil the primary profession NHL aim for Blackhawks rookie phenom Connor Bedard.
Trent Frederic additionally scored for Boston and reigning Vezina Trophy-winner Linus Ullmark made 20 saves because the Bruins received their season opener a 12 months after setting NHL data for wins and factors however then shedding within the first spherical of the playoffs.
Matthew Poitras, the Bruins’ high rookie, assisted on Frederic’s aim for his first profession NHL level.
Arvid Soderblom stopped 32 photographs for the Blackhawks, who beat Pittsburgh on Tuesday, with Bedard registering an help for his first level. The extremely touted rookie scored about 5 minutes into the sport on Wednesday on a wraparound that beat Ullmark and made it 1-0.
Frederic tied it halfway by means of the primary and Pastrnak beat Soderblom on his glove aspect to offer Boston the lead on a feed from Milan Lucic seven minutes into the second. Pastrnak made it 3-1 with just below a minute left when Soderblom was pulled for an additional skater.
Bedard additionally picked up his first penalty — a tripping name within the second interval, and gave the Blackhawks a scare when he was gradual to stand up after crashing into the boards skates first with about 5 minutes left within the third interval.
He remained within the sport.
Boston rookie Johnny Beecher picked up his first penalty when he bought in a struggle with Jason Dickinson within the third interval.
Chicago ahead Taylor Corridor didn’t play within the third interval after leaving the ice following successful from Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo.
A CENTURY OF BRUINS
The Bruins opened their one hundredth season with a ceremony to welcome again a few of their greats, together with Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito and Ray Bourque. More moderen gamers and members of the 2011 Stanley Cup champions included Patrice Bergeron, Tim Thomas and Zdeno Chara.
Relations representing Eddie Shore, Dit Clapper and Milt Schmidt additionally took half. Willie O’Ree, who broke the NHL’s colour barrier in 1958, appeared by video from his house in San Diego.
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