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Chris Wagner, Tuukka Rask help Bruins beat Blues 5-2

January 18, 2019
Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) and St. Louis Blues left wing Pat Maroon (7) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — Chris Wagner scored the go-ahead goal 5:27 into the third period, Tuukka Rask tied a Boston record with his 252nd career victory and the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Thursday night.

Rask made 28 saves and matched the franchise mark set by Cecil “Tiny” Thompson, who was 252-153 with 63 ties. Rask, the 2014 Vezina Trophy winner, is 252-145-56 in 474 games with Boston.

Torey Krug, David Backes, Brad Marchand and Sean Kuraly also scored for the Bruins.

Ryan O’Reilly and Carl Gunnarsson scored for St. Louis. Blues left wing David Perron extended his NHL-leading and career-best points streak to 13 games with an assist on O’Reilly’s goal.

RANGERS 4, BLACKHAWKS

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Kreider had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist moved into a tie for sixth place on the NHL victory list and New York beat Chicago.

Mats Zuccarello, Filip Chytil and Mika Zibanejad also scored to help New York win for the third time in four games after a five-game skid. Lundqvist stopped 24 shots to tie Terry Sawchuk with 445 wins.

Brandon Saad, Alex DeBrincat and Dominik Kahun scored for Chicago. The Blackhawks have lost five straight and seven of eight.

ISLANDERS 4, DEVILS 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Anders Lee scored twice and New York beat New Jersey for its ninth victory in 11 games.

Michael Dal Colle had his first NHL goal and Jordan Eberle also scored, Nick Leddy had two assists and Robin Lehner made 16 saves to improve to 10-1-0 in his last 11 appearances.

Andy Greene scored for New Jersey.

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