Pastrnak’s heroics lift Bruins

RALEIGH, N.C. — David Pastrnak scored three goals in the third period to complete a huge Boston comeback as the Bruins took down the Carolina Hurricanes 6-4 here Tuesday night.

Pastrnak notched a power-play goal with 3:30 remaining to give the Bruins their first lead since it was 1-0. Brad Marchand, Matt Grzelcyk and Danton Heinen also scored for Boston. Riley Nash and Marchand each provided two assists while Pastrnak and Grzelcyk had one apiece.

Carolina’s goals were scored by Sebastian Aho, Teuvo Teravainen, Justin Williams and Brock McGinn. Elias Lindholm and Justin Faulk both had two assists.

Predators 3, Jets 1: Goalie Pekka Rinne stopped 32 of 33 shots, and Nashville pulled away for a win over visiting Winnipeg.

The Predators earned their 11th win in 12 games to increase their lead atop the Western Conference’s Central Division. The Predators reached 100 points, which is tied with the Tampa Bay Lightning for most in the NHL.

Kevin Fiala, Austin Watson and Viktor Arvidsson scored for Nashville. Kyle Connor scored in a losing effort for Winnipeg, which lost its third game in a row.

Avalanche 5, Wild 1

J.T. Compher scored two goals while Semyon Varlamov stopped 33 shots as Colorado started a brief, critical late-season road trip with a win over Minnesota.

Nikita Zadorov, Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Jost also lit the lamp for Colorado, which tied Dallas for the two Western Conference wild-card positions at 82 points apiece.

Mikko Koivu scored the only goal for Minnesota.

Canadiens 4, Stars 2: Artturi Lehkonen had a pair of goals and Alex Galchenyuk and Jonathan Drouin recorded two assists each as Montreal defeated visiting Dallas to snap a five-match losing streak.

Canadiens goalie Antti Niemi made 36 saves.

The Stars have lost two straight matches, are 1-3-1 in their past five games and 4-6-2 in their last 12. Radek Faksa and Jamie Benn scored for Dallas.

Senators 7, Lightning 4: Ryan Dzingel and Mike Hoffman both hit the 20-goal mark, and goalie Mike Condon stopped 42 shots as visiting Ottawa handed Tampa Bay its first regulation loss in 11 games.

Hoffman, who scored twice, has compiled 20 or more goals in all four of his full NHL seasons. Dzingel, Marian Gaborik, Erik Karlsson and Tom Pyatt each had a goal and an assist for the Senators.

J.T. Miller responded with three goals for the Lightning, his first career hat trick. Ryan McDonagh added a goal for Tampa Bay.

Flames 1, Oilers 0: Johnny Gaudreau scored the lone goal early in the second period and goalie Mike Smith pitched a 28-save shutout as Calgary blanked visiting Edmonton.

Gaudreau tallied at the 5:18 mark of the middle frame. Calgary’s Micheal Ferland won a board battle with Adam Larsson, then gave the puck to Sean Monahan, who faked a shot before feeding a wide-open Gaudreau at the doorstep. Gaudreau roofed a backhander over the shoulder of Oilers goalie Cam Talbot (31 saves).

Gaudreau’s goal was his 80th point of the season, a career high.

Coyotes 4, Kings 3 (SO): Alex Goligoski’s goal in the fifth round of a shootout gave Arizona a win over visiting Los Angeles.

Arizona led 3-0 midway through the second period before Los Angeles rallied to force overtime. Rookie Coyotes goaltender Adin Hill stopped 34 shots for his first career NHL win. Nick Cousins led the Coyotes with a goal and an assist. Clayton Keller and Christian Dvorak also scored for Arizona in regulation.

Jeff Carter led the Kings with two goals, while Tanner Pearson supplied Los Angeles’ other goal. Los Angeles goaltender Jack Campbell recorded 26 saves. — Reuters