Pastrnak, Debrusk Help Bruins Rout Blackhawks Split Squad

BOSTON — David Pastrnak and Jake DeBrusk each had three goals and an assist in the Boston Bruins’ 8-2 victory over a Chicago Blackhawks split squad Saturday.

Charlie Coyle and Karson Kuhlman also scored, and Tuukka Rask stopped 19 shots.

Boston centre Patrice Bergeron made his preseason debut. Bergeron spent the off-season and training camp working through a groin injury that dates to the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Patrice Bergeron
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – JANUARY 01: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins waits to take a face-off in the second period against the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium on January 01, 2019 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Philipp Kurashev and Tim Soderlund scored for Chicago. Kevin Lankinen and Matt Tomkins each played half the game in goal. Lankinen started and allowed five goals on 18 shots. Tomkins allowed three goals on 12 shots.

Chicago’s regulars are in Berlin for a game against Eisbaren of the German Hockey League on Sunday. They will open the regular season Friday against the Philadelphia Flyers in the Czech Republic as part of the NHL’s Global Series.

Sabres 3, Penguins 2 (SO)

At Pittsburgh, Casey Mittelstadt scored in the sixth round of the shootout to lift Buffalo past Pittsburgh.

Tage Thompson also scored for Buffalo in the shootout. Thompson’s goal in the second round drew Buffalo even, after Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang opened the round by scoring on a wrist shot. Letang was the only Penguin to score in the shootout.

Buffalo’s Linus Ullmark made 34 saves, and Marco Scandella and Zemgus Girgensons scored for the Sabres. Patric Hornqvist and Bryan Rust scored for the Penguins, and Matt Murray made 28 saves.


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