NHL Recaps: Bruins get historic win 63, and Avs edge Ducks in OT

NHL Recaps:ย ย April 9, 2023

There were only two games on the schedule for Sunday but all you needed was one for some history. The Boston Bruins set an NHL record for single season wins by a team with 63 as they beat the Philadelphia Flyers.

NHL Recaps: Bruins make history with win 63

David Pastrnak registered a hat trick to reach the 60-goal mark and finished with four points as the Boston Bruins earned their NHL-record 63rd win of the season, beating the host Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 on Sunday night.

The win was the sixth in a row for Boston (63-12-5, 131 points), which moved past the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings and 2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning for the highest single-season win total in league history.

After completing his 15th career hat trick and third this season, Pastrnak set up Pavel Zacha’s insurance goal with 3:04 remaining.

Pastrnak’s third marker just 39 seconds into the third period also gave him 300 career goals.

Charlie Coyle also scored, Tyler Bertuzzi had three assists and Jeremy Swayman made 34 saves en route to his seventh straight win for the Bruins.

Owen Tippett and Joel Farabee each had a goal and an assist to lead the Flyers (29-38-13, 71 points), who are 0-6-1 in their last seven games.

Wade Allison also lit the lamp for Philadelphia, while Felix Sandstrom stopped 29 shots.

NHL Recaps: Avs beat Ducks in OT

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Apr 9, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrates his power play goal scored against the Anaheim Ducks with right wing Valeri Nichushkin (13) during the third period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Nathan MacKinnon had two goals, including the game-winner with 45 seconds left in overtime, and an assist as the Colorado Avalanche won their franchise-record 10th straight road game by beating the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 on Sunday.

MacKinnon’s power-play goal in overtime followed his game-tying power-play goal with 4:32 left in regulation for the Avalanche, who rallied from a 4-2 third-period deficit.

Mikko Rantanen had two goals and two assists and J.T. Compher also scored for the Avalanche (49-24-6, 104 points), who won for the 14th time in their past 16 games. Pavel Francouz made 19 saves for Colorado.

Devon Toews had three assists and Valeri Nichushkin had two for Colorado, which moved two points ahead of the Dallas Stars (44-21-14, 102 points) atop the Central Division. Colorado is four points ahead of the Minnesota Wild (45-24-10, 100 points), as each team has three regular-season games remaining.

Frank Vatrano had two goals and Adam Henrique and Brett Leason also scored for Anaheim (23-45-12, 58 points), which extended its losing streak to a franchise-record 11 games (0-9-2).

–Field Level Media