Frederic helps Bruins beat Rangers 5-2 for 7th straight win Detroit News

NEW YORK (AP) — Trent Frederic had the tiebreaking goal in Boston’s four-goal third period and the Bruins beat the New York Rangers 5-2 Thursday night for their seventh straight win.

David Pastrnak, Charlie Coyle, Jake DeBrusk and Hampus Lindholm also scored for the Bruins, and Nick Foligno and Taylor Hall each had two assists. Linus Ullmark had 18 saves to help Boston improve to a franchise-best 10-1-0 under new coach Jim Montgomery.

Jimmy Vesey and Adam Fox had goals for New York, and Kaapo Kakko had two assists. Igor Shesterkin had 32 saves.

DETROIT (AP) — Alex Ovechkin tied Gordie Howe for the most goals scored for one NHL team, but Andrew Copp had the go-ahead goal with 3:50 left to lead Detroit past Washington.

Ovechkin broke a scoreless tie midway through the second period, giving him 786 goals with Washington to equal Howe’s total with the Red Wings.

Detroit’s Lucas Raymond pulled the Red Wings into a 1-all tie late in the second period on a power play. Copp scored his first goal in his 10th game with the Red Wings late in the third off Adam Erne’s behind-the-net assist. Dylan Larkin added an empty-net goal in the final minute to seal the victory.

Detroit’s Ville Husso made 33 saves. Darcy Kuemper stopped 23 shots for the Capitals.


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Sebastian Aho scored in the sixth round of the shootout to lift Carolina.

Tampa Bay’s Ross Colton and the Hurricanes’ Teuvo Teravainen both scored in the fourth round of the tiebreaker.

Brady Skjei, Seth Jarvis and Martin Necas scored in regulation for Carolina, and Frederik Andersen stopped 23 shots.

Nikita Kucherov extended his goal-scoring streak to five games, and Nicholas Paul and Ross Colton also scored for the Lightning. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 52 saves.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Martin Jones stopped 22 shots for his first shutout in 55 games, and Alex Wennberg scored twice to lead Seattle.

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