Bertuzzi shines in Boston debut, Bruins beat Rangers 4-2
BOSTON (AP) — Tyler Bertuzzi set up a goal in his Boston debut and Linus Ullmark made 24 saves, helping the NHL-leading Bruins beat Patrick Kane and the New York Rangers 4-2 on Saturday.
Charlie Coyle scored off Bertuzzi’s feed and set up Tomas Nosek’s short-handed goal in Boston’s 10th straight win. The Bruins improved 26-2-3 at home.
Boston stars David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron each scored in the third period. It was Pastrnak’s 44th on the season, and No. 23 for Bergeron.
Alexis Lafreniere scored both goals for New York, and Igor Shesterkin stopped 20 shots. The Rangers have lost six of eight.
Kane, acquired in a trade with Chicago on Tuesday, is scoreless in two games with the Rangers.
Bertuzzi came over in a trade with Detroit on Thursday.
SABRES 5, LIGHTNING 3
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rookie Jack Quinn scored during Buffalo’s three-goal second period.
Tage Thompson, Jeff Skinner, Tyson Jost and Vinnie Hinostroza also scored for Buffalo (32-25-4), which matched its win total from last year. Eric Comrie stopped 33 shots.
The Sabres were coming off consecutive losses to Columbus and Boston by a combined 12-4 score.
The Lightning dropped to 0-3-1 in their past four to mark the team’s longest skid since losing four straight a year ago.
Alex Killorn scored twice for the Lightning, and Brian Elliott stopped 29 shots. Brayden Point also scored.
NEW YORK (AP) — Anders Lee scored two of New York’s four third-period goals, helping the Islanders to the victory.
New York improved to 5-2-1 in its last eight games and remained in position for one of two Eastern Conference wild cards. Zach Parise and Kyle Palmieri also scored, and Ilya Sorokin made 22 saves.
Detroit dropped its fifth straight game. Dylan Larkin scored for the sliding Red Wings, and Magnus Hellberg finished with 32 stops.
New York went ahead to stay when Parise and Lee scored early in the third.
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