Bruins' dominance of Maple Leafs continues

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BOSTON — Tuukka Rask stopped 21 shots and the Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Saturday night to start December the same way they finished November.

Toronto's Dion Phaneuf (left) loses control of the puck to Boston's Gregory Campbell during the second period of the Bruins' win.  Associated Press
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Toronto's Dion Phaneuf (left) loses control of the puck to Boston's Gregory Campbell during the second period of the Bruins' win.

Boston beat Toronto for the fourth consecutive time this season and the second game in a row. Nathan Horton and David Krejci each had a goal and an assist for the Bruins, who have outscored their closest pursuer in the Northeast Division 23-6 this season.

CANADIENS 2, KINGS 1

In Los Angeles, Carey Price made 26 saves, Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Kostitsyn scored, and the Montreal Canadiens beat short-handed Los Angeles, ending a four-game losing streak.

Dustin Penner scored for the Kings, and Jonathan Bernier made 25 saves in his fifth start of the season.

PENGUINS 3, HURRICANES 2

In Raleigh, N.C., Arron Asham and Pascal Dupuis scored 1:27 apart in the third period, and Pittsburgh made a late defensive stand to beat slumping Carolina.

Craig Adams had a goal and an assist, and Sidney Crosby added an assist for the Penguins.

Brent Johnson stopped 30 shots to win a battle of the backups against Brian Boucher, who made 37 saves.

RANGERS 4, LIGHTNING 2

In Tampa, Fla., Derek Stepan had a tiebreaking goal and added an assist, helping New York extend its winning streak to five.

Brad Richards scored an empty-netter in the final minute.

The Rangers also got goals from Ruslan Fedotenko and Artem Anisimov. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 24 shots.

CAPITALS 3, SENATORS 2 (OT)

In Washington, Brooks Laich scored 12 seconds into overtime to give Washington its first victory under new coach Dale Hunter.

BLACKHAWKS 5, BLUES 2

In St. Louis, Marian Hossa scored twice as Chicago solved streaking St. Louis goalie Brian Elliott.

Elliott fell to 10-2 and had a six-game winning streak snapped. He hadn’t allowed more than two goals in his 11 starts and had stopped 239 of his previous 249 shot.

JETS 4, DEVILS 2

In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Evander Kane scored a pair of goals to lead Winnipeg beat New Jersey.

Kane scored the Jets’ first goal and added an empty-netter with 32 seconds left, Alexander Burmistrov and Mark Stuart also scored, and Bryan Little had a pair of assists.

FLYERS 4, COYOTES 2

In Glendale, Ariz., Claude Giroux scored his 15th goal of the season to move into a tie for the NHL scoring lead and Philadelphia dominated Phoenix early in a win.

SABRES 3, PREDATORS 2

In Nashville, Tenn., Luke Adam scored had a goal and an assist to lead Buffalo.

Zack Kassian and Tyler Ennis also scored for Buffalo.


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