- Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

BOSTON (AP) - Patrice Bergeron scored two goals, and the Bruins beat the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 on Thursday night in the first meeting between the teams in Boston since the deciding game of the Stanley Cup finals.

Bergeron scored his first goal at 11:50 of the first period, and the Bruins broke the game open with goals by Carl Soderberg and Bergeron in a 13-second span early in the third.

Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots in posting his NHL-leading seventh shutout.

Chicago, fourth in the Western Conference, remained one point short of clinching a playoff berth for the sixth straight season.

The Eastern Conference-leading Bruins rebounded from a 2-1 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Monday that ended Boston’s 12-game winning streak. In their last 14 games, the Bruins have outscored opponents 51-19.

KINGS 3, PENGUINS 2

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Drew Doughty scored early in the third period to give Los Angeles the lead for good, and the Kings beat Pittsburgh for their franchise-record tying eighth straight road win.

Alec Martinez and Jeff Carter also scored for Los Angeles, and Martin Jones made 35 saves as the Kings matched the club road record set from Dec. 18, 1974-Jan. 16, 1975.

The Penguins rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie it on goals by Chris Kunitz and Taylor Pyatt. Jeff Zatkoff stopped 29 shots but couldn’t get a handle on Doughty’s slap shot 3:51 into the third. Pittsburgh has lost three straight.

A potential tying goal by Penguins forward Brandon Sutter midway through the third was waved off due to goaltender interference.

CANADIENS 5, RED WINGS 4

DETROIT (AP) - Max Pacioretty broke a third-period tie, Tomas Plekanec scored twice, and Montreal beat Detroit.

Tomas Vanek added a goal and two assists, and David Desharnais had a goal and an assist for Montreal. P.K. Subban had two assists, and Carey Price made 26 saves.

Tomas Tatar scored two goals for Detroit, Riley Sheahan had a goal and an assist, and Johan Franzen also scored. Jimmy Howard stopped 24 shots.

BLUES 5, WILD 1

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