BOSTON — The Boston Bruins set an NHL record for most home wins as they started the season for the 12th straight season by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in overtime with a powerplay goal. to David Pastr.
The Bruins passed the 11-point mark set by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1963–64 season and tied with the Florida Panthers last season.
“It was amazing,” said Bruins coach Jim Montgomery. “We talked about it after the second (period) transition to the third. There were a lot of great teams in this league and you can set a precedent, break a record. It’s something special and it doesn’t happen if these guys don’t believe in themselves like they do.”
Boston, who were trailing 2-0 at the end of the second period, equalized with 9:33 left in regulation when David Krejci scored his second goal of the game with a shot from the right spot.
“It’s never fun to lose in the third round, you’re sitting here (in the locker room) and trying to figure it out,” said Kreychi. “You want to go out and do a job, something special on the line. This league is hard to beat. Doing 12 in a row at home is something special.”
In overtime, Carolina were shorthanded after being called on the ice by too many men when Pastrnak made a one-time pass from Brad Marchand inside the far post on top of the left circle.
“Of course, it was a big win for us because we were coming from behind,” said Pastrnak.
In last spring’s rematch in a first-round playoff series that the Hurricanes won in seven games, the Carolinas lost nearly two runs to the NHL’s highest scoring team and scored a couple of powerplay goals in the first period.
“We took too many penalties. It hurts us right now,” Kotaniemi said. “I think 5 on 5 we are doing a really good job. We got off to a good start tonight and couldn’t keep up.”
Initially, Boston’s tied goal was disallowed due to goaltender interference. Nick Foligno but was dismissed on a coach’s call after it was decided that a Carolina defender pushed him into the crease. Brett Pesce.
Boston starting goaltender Linus Ulmark made 28 saves but was forced to retire with 13:03 left in the third period due to an unknown upper body injury. Teammate Connor Clifton jumped on him to block the shot during the fight. Jeremy Swayman made six stops with relief.
Noesen from Carolina scored at 6:34 to make it 1-0. And five minutes before the end of the period, Kotkaniemi picked up the puck at the side of the goal after Seth JarvisThe shot bounced off the rear window and slipped inside the counter at 15:05.
Krejci scored for Boston with 31 seconds left in the second.
Boston scored a league-high 82 goals in 20 games (4.10 per game), but had relatively little chance despite gaining a 5-on-3 power-play advantage early on.
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Honorary Captain of the Bruins Patrice Bergeron, who recorded his 1,000th career point when the team was on the road against Tampa Bay, with the Jumbotron report. The crowd gave him a standing ovation.
Bergeron is only the fourth Bruin to reach this milestone, joining Hall of Famers Ray Burke (1506), Johnny Busiek (1339) and Phil Esposito (1012).
Hurricanes: Take on the Calgary Flames.
Bruins: Take on the Tampa Bay Lightning.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee. The Nashville Predators have postponed two home games after a water main burst flooded their downtown arena.
Hours after the Predators decided they couldn’t play against the Colorado Avalanche, the team announced they had also postponed their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Preparation dates for the two games will be announced later.
The NHL said the water main failure “significantly affected the level of events” at Bridgestone Arena. The team locker rooms and the ice surface are at the level of the competition.
Predators President and CEO Sean Henry told reporters that water levels at the event site fluctuated between 3 inches and 3 feet.
“We are evaluating it right now. We’ll fix it, Henry said. “It’s good that the water was turned off, the city reacted quite quickly. I don’t think anyone is ready for that sort of thing on the Friday after Thanksgiving.”
In a video released by a WTVF-TV reporter, water can be seen accumulating in the main floor lobby and the team store. The team has been forced to close the store until further notice, directing online shoppers to special Black Friday deals.
The Predators’ next home game is scheduled for Tuesday against the Anaheim Ducks.
The water problem also led to a switch to another venue for the college hockey game between Northeast and West Michigan. They were also scheduled to play at Bridgestone Arena, the game was moved to Ford Ice Center Bellevue.
ST. PAUL, MN – Enforcer traded by New York Rangers Ryan Reeves to the Minnesota Wild for a 2025 fifth-round pick.
Reeves has been a healthy scratch in eight of his last 12 games for the Rangers. He gives the struggling Minnesota extra muscle and a veteran presence.
The 35-year-old has only signed until the end of this season with a $1.75 million salary cap. He has no points and 12 penalty minutes in 12 games in his second season with New York.
Reeves played in 869 NHL regular season and playoff games for the St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vegas Golden Knights, and Rangers. He was with the Golden Knights during their inaugural 2017-18 season when they reached the Stanley Cup Finals.
TORONTO – Toronto Maple Leafs named guard Morgan Rilly in the long-term trauma reserve with a knee injury.
Riley was injured in a collision with a New York attacker Kyle Palmieri early in the third period, Toronto lost to the Islanders 3–2 at home in overtime.
Rilly hasn’t scored a goal this season and has 16 assists in 20 games, averaging 23 minutes on the ice.
Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said after practice that Reilly, 28, did not need surgery, adding there was no set timeline for his return other than a minimum of 24 days and 10 games to move to long-term injury reserve.
Vancouver, British Columbia – Alex Pietrangelo scored the game-breaker in the third period and provided two assists as the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-4 on Monday night.
William Carrier scored twice and Mark Stone scored a goal and provided an assist for the Golden Knights (15–4–1), who closed the gap 4–2 in the third match. Reilly Smith also scored while Jack Achel as well as Alec Martinez each had two passes.
Logan Thompson made 25 saves for Vegas, who scored a valiant goal in the third but still kept attacking.
“I don’t think that’s how we actually came up with it,” Pietrangelo said. “A lot of emotions. Obviously, we score, and then they take him. But I’ll tell you what, it’s not easy to win away from home and you have to give credit to our group – we were resilient no matter what happened.”
Thatcher Demko stopped 33 shots by the Canucks, who conceded a multi-goal lead for the seventh time this season.
“Unforgivable,” defender Luke Schenn said.
“It has nothing to do with the system or what the coaches are telling us. It comes down to battles and competitions and we lose in front of the net and in blue paint,” he added. “Everyone just has to be better in front of (Demko) there, and that’s where games are won and lost.”
Vegas appeared to take the lead halfway through the third period, but the goal was disallowed due to a strange rebound.
An attempt to clean up the Canucks hit the lens of a camera sticking through one of the media holes in the glass, causing part of it to fall onto the ice. At that end, play continued and Stone shot the puck into the net. But after watching the video, the goal was canceled and the referee said that the whistle had to be blown to stop the game.
About four minutes later, Pietrangelo did give the Golden Knights a 5-4 lead when he took the puck from Stone and sent Demko with a backhand from bottom position at 14:14.
Vancouver scored three goals in a row early in Game 3 to go 4-2 up before Vegas bounced back.
“We let them score one goal, they turned things around quickly and then they scored another goal. So I don’t know,” Pettersson said. “We just can’t let that happen. It’s happened way too many times this season.”
Carrier made it 4-3 with his second match at 6:54, posting a rebound off the top of the crease for his sixth of the season.
“Once they scored one goal, it was like, ‘Oh, here we are again.’ And we got back on our heels and they attacked us and then got three,” Canucks coach Bruce Boudreau said.
Smith shot the puck into the Vancouver goal at 8:57 to equalize.
“We just win a few goals below their goal line, get them to the net and have them defend an area that they didn’t do as well as they probably would like this year,” Vegas Coach Bruce Cassidy. said. “We didn’t do a very good job to start the third stage there, and then everything snowballs. You have a small life, and you get a couple more goals in the net and a second chance.
Horvath led the Canucks to third at 1:47 with a wrist strike over hash tags. The Vancouver captain has 15 goals, second most in the NHL. Connor McDavid (16). … Brock BoserAssisting the first goal of the game extended his hitting streak to seven games (two goals, six assists).