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, Ind. (AP) — David Pastrnak delivered once again. Patrice Bergeron showed off his all-around game, and Tuukka Rask made a couple of big stops.Oh, and those suits, too.It was stylish start to the new year for the Boston Bruins.Pastrnak had a goal and an assist, Rask made 36 saves and the Bruins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Tuesday in the Winter Classic at Notre Dame.“You want to win those games when you’re on the big stage like that,” Bergeron said. “I know it’s a regular-season game, but still you know the meaning’s different when you’re playing in front of 76,000 people and on national TV. So we know what’s at stake with those games and we want to make the most of it.”They certainly dressed for the occasion. Bergeron and company wore tailored suits, vests and hats to the game in a nod to their surroundings and “Peaky Blinders http://www.officialmapleleafsproshop.com/authentic-adidas-morgan-rielly-jersey
,” a TV show about a gang in England right after World War I. Rask also had Notre Dame’s iconic “Play Like A Champion Today” sign painted on the back of his helmet.“I think these are the experiences that once you are done with the hockey career you can look back and like be happy that you were a part of and kind of cherish those moments,” Rask said.Bergeron, Sean Kuraly and Brad Marchand also scored as Boston won for the second time in three appearances in the NHL’s annual outdoor game on New Year’s Day. The Bruins went 2 for 5 with the man advantage and killed off each of the Blackhawks’ four power plays.The game was tied at 2 when Boston (22-14-4) caught a break in the third period — a little luck at the home of the Fighting Irish. Matt Grzelcyk’s big slap shot went off teammate Chris Wagner in front, but Kuraly beat Blackhawks defenseman Gustav Forsling to the rebound and backhanded the puck past Cam Ward at 10:20.“Big goal,” coach Bruce Cassidy said.Backed by most of the sellout crowd of 76,126 in perfect conditions for outdoor hockey — the game-time temperature was 35.5 degrees, and a gray, overcast sky took the sun out of the equation — Chicago pushed hard for the tying score in the closing minutes, but came up empty.Jonathan Toews sent a shot off the post after the Blackhawks pulled Ward for an extra attacker with about 1:30 left. Marchand then added an empty-netter for his 13th of the season.“We had a little lull there in the third and ended up going down Nikita Zaitsev Jersey Kids
,” Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton said. “It’s hard when we were chasing them from then on. Disappointing that we did enough and probably deserved more.”Chicago (15-21-6) had won five of six, but it remained winless in an NHL-high fourth appearance in the Winter Classic. It also dropped to 1-5 in six outdoor games — also tops in the league.Brendan Perlini and Dominik Kahun scored for the Blackhawks, and Ward made 32 stops in his first outdoor NHL game.“Just an unbelievable experience,” Ward said. “I’m really thankful I got the opportunity to do it and you’re just disappointed that you don’t come away with the win.”Chicago jumped in front when it scored first for the sixth straight game. David Kampf dug the puck out from behind the net and found a wide-open Perlini in the slot 8:30 into the first.Pastrnak responded with his team-best 24th goal. With Artem Anisimov in the penalty box for tripping, Pastrnak got free in front and slid the puck past Ward at 12:38. He then celebrated by flapping his arms like a bird.The teams exchanged goals again in the second. Kahun scored his fifth of the season when he redirected Erik Gustafsson’s shot by Rask, but Bergeron broke up a potential short-handed breakaway for Kampf before tying it at 2 when he scored another power-play goal with 1:12 left in the period.“He never quits, and that’s why he’s Patrice Bergeron,” Cassidy said.NOTES: It was Perlini’s third goal in his past eight games. He had two goals in 22 games with Arizona before he was traded to Chicago on Nov. 25. … Blackhawks F Patrick Kane lost his seven-game point streak. … Bruins F David Backes served the second of a three-game suspension for an illegal hit to the head. … Marchand returned to the lineup after he missed Saturday’s 3-2 overtime win at Buffalo with an upper-body injury.UP NEXTBruins: Open a four-game homestand Thursday night against Calgary.Blackhawks: Visit the New York Islanders on Thursday night. EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The longest point streak in the NHL this season will extend through the holiday break.Nikita Kucherov had a goal and four assists Womens Patrick Marleau Jersey
, Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson each scored twice and the Tampa Bay Lightning stretched their run to 12 games with a 6-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.“I’m just playing hockey and trying to enjoy the game, trying to make the right play every time and sometimes it doesn’t happen, sometimes it happens and today it happened,” Kucherov said.J.T. Miller also scored for the NHL-leading Lightning (28-7-2), who are 11-0-1 in their last 12 games.“I think we played great,” defenseman Victor Hedman said. “Overall, it was a great performance by the guys and you can tell we really wanted to win this game and go into the break on a high note, and we’re feeling good about ourselves.”Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Alex Chiasson and Leon Draisaitl scored for the Oilers (18-15-3) Rasmus Andersson Jersey Womens
, who have dropped three straight. Connor McDavid had three assists.“Rather than relying on the same people every night to do everything, I’m trying to get people connected,” Edmonton coach Ken Hitchcock said. “We’re going to have to figure out who’s helping and who’s hurting, for us to get to another level.“We can’t keep doing it the same way over and over. It’s not going to work.”Edmonton goalie Mikko Koskinen lost for the first time on home ice this season, falling to 7-1-0.The Oilers got on the board first midway through the opening period on a give-and-go play from McDavid to Nugent-Hopkins, who sent his 12th goal past Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy.McDavid picked up his 200th career assist on the play, becoming the sixth player in NHL history to reach the milestone before his 22nd birthday — joining a club that includes Wayne Gretzky, Sidney Crosby, Mario Lemieux William Nylander Jersey
, Dale Hawerchuk and Ron Francis.Tampa Bay tied it on a power play with three minutes left in the first when Stamkos fired a one-timer past Koskinen for his 19th of the season.Koskinen made a huge save on Kucherov’s breakaway early in the second.The Oilers pulled back in front on the power play three minutes into the middle period when Chiasson tipped a point shot by Darnell Nurse.Kucherov got another clear breakaway with seven minutes left in the second and this time made no mistake in scoring his 16th goal.The Lightning went up 3-2 a minute and a half later as Miller redirected a shot from in front of the net.Tampa Bay added to its lead four minutes into the second when Johnson pounced on a big rebound for his 15th.Edmonton got that one back quickly on a power play as McDavid fed the puck to Draisaitl for his 17th of the season, but the Lightning put it away on Stamkos’ second of the game with five minutes left and an empty-netter from Johnson.“We’re going to need a little better out of everyone,” Chiasson said.UP NEXTLightning: Return home to face the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday after the Christmas break.Oilers: Host the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.