SOUTH BEND, Ind. – David Pastrnak was naked and assisted, Tuukka Rask saved 36, and Boston Bruins won the Winter Class at Notre Dame in Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Tuesday.
Patrice Bergeron, Sean Kuraly and Brad Marchand also have Boston for the second time in three appearances at the NHL Open Year's New Year. The Bruins went 2 for 5 with the advantages of men and killed each of four Blackhawks games.
The match was equalized at 2 when Boston (22-14-4) caught up in the third period – a bit of luck in the Fighting Irish home. Matt Grzelcyk made a big slap shot with teammate Chris Wagner ahead, but Kuraly defeated Blackhawks defender Gustavo Forsling to the jump and returned with a puck via Cam Ward at 10:20.
Supported by a vast majority of 76,126 stores in perfect conditions for outdoor hockey – the game temperature was 35.5 degrees, and the gray, cloudy skies came out of the equation – Chicago was difficult to close the binding result in the final minutes. , but came empty.
Jonathan Toews sent a blow to the table after Blackhawks pulled Warda for an additional striker at around 1:30. Marchand then added an empty net for his 13th season.
Chicago won five out of six, but remained winless in the NHL-high fourth appearance at Winter Classic. He also fell to 1-5 in six outdoor games – also at the top of the league.
Brendan Perlini and Dominik Kahun scored a hit for Blackhawks (15-21-6) and Ward made 32 stoppages.
Chicago jumped forward when he scored the first goal of the sixth game. David Kampf drove out of the net and found Perlini open in the pass 8:30 in the first.
Perlini's third goal in the past eight games. He had two goals in 22 games with Arizona before he was sold to Chicago on November 25th.
Pastrnak replied at 12:38 for his representative goal 24. With Artem Anisim in a penalty box, Pastrnak freed himself in front and slid toward the side near Ward. Then she celebrated, clutching her arms like a bird.
In the second team they exchanged goals again. Kahun scored his fifth in the season when he redirected Erika Gustafsson to the shot at Raska, but Bergeron equalized him to 2 when he scored another goal with 1:12 left in that period.
NOTES: Blackhawks F Patrick Kane lost seven points of the game. … Bruins F David Backes has served another suspension of three matches due to an unlawful blow to the head. Marchand returned to the squad after failing Saturday to win 3-2 in Buffalo with upper body injury.
Bruins: Open the quadruple homestand on Thursday night against Calgary.
Blackhawks: Visit the New York Islanders on Thursday night.