Anaheim Ducks beat Boston Bruins
BOSTON — Corey Perry scored his 20th goal and added an assist for the Anaheim Ducks in a 6-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.
Shea Theodore, David Perron and Ryan Kesler also each had a goal and an assist, and Kevin Bieksa and Mike Santorelli also scored for the Ducks. Anaheim scored four straight goals after falling behind 1-0 in the opening minute and has won five of six. The Ducks take a three-game winning streak into the All-Star break.
Frederik Andersen finished with 32 saves for the Ducks.
Jonas Gustavsson started in goal for Boston but left after the first period with an undisclosed illness. The Bruins said Gustavsson was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for observation after allowing two goals on 16 shots. Starter Tuukka Rask took over for Gustavsson at the start of the second period and stopped 19 of 22 shots.
Zach Trotman and Zdeno Chara scored for Boston.
The Bruins were coming off a 3-2 win at Philadelphia the night before, when Brett Connolly broke a 2-all tie with just 1:54 left to play. Boston started strong back at home Tuesday when Trotman scored his first goal of the season just 40 seconds into the first period.
Perry tied it at 7:54 of the first with his team-leading 20th goal off a pass from Perron. Perry helped the Ducks take over the lead with an assist to Theodore on a power-play goal with 5:33 left in the first.
Theodore scored on a wrist shot that beat Gustavsson, who did not return when the Bruins took the ice before the second period.
Rask looked solid until Perron scored at 11:06 of the second, then Bieksa put Anaheim up 4-1 on a goal with only 2:47 remaining in the period.
The Bruins cut it to 4-2 on Chara's goal 2:04 into the third period, but Anaheim added two goals in the final minute. Kesler scored an empty-netter with 55 seconds left and Santorelli tipped in a shot with 32 seconds to go.
NOTES: Sami Vatanen had two assists for Anaheim. ... Ducks D Simon Despres returned after missing 42 games with concussion symptoms. ... The NHL announced earlier Tuesday that Anaheim C Shawn Horcoff was suspended for 20 games for violating the terms of the NHL's performance-enhancing substances program. ... The Bruins entered the game having won five of six. ... Boston C Patrice Bergeron's five-game point streak came to an end. The Bruins are off until they host Toronto next Tuesday.
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