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BOSTON (AP) — Playing without two key injured stars Michael Del Zotto Jersey , the Boston Bruins have relied on their goaltending to get wins lately.Jaroslav Halak stopped 24 shots, and David Pastrnak had a goal and two assists to lead the Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.“I really wanted him to get another shutout,” David Krejci said. “Both goaltenders have been really good with (Zdeno Chara) and (Patrice) Bergeron out of the lineup.”Bergeron has missed the last 15 games and is anticipating a return this weekend. Chara has missed the last 16 games while Boston has gone 9-6-1 in that span.Torey Krug had a goal and an assist and Krejci also scored to help Boston snap a nine-game losing streak to Anaheim and win for the fifth time in seven games.“We don’t see them too often so it was nice to flip the script,” Krug said.Ducks defenseman Josh Mahura got his first career goal with 4:16 remaining to spoil Halak’s bid for a second straight shutout. John Gibson finished with 28 saves as Anaheim lost its second straight after winning nine of 10.“We didn’t play anywhere near we were capable of,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “Didn’t think we had much pushback in the third which was disappointing.”Pastrnak’s power-play goal broke a scoreless tie when he one-timed Krug’s pass past Gibson at 7:19 of the second period. With his assists on the other two goals, he has 14 points in his past eight games.Halak made the save of the game with 6:31 remaining in the second when he stoned Brandon Montour robbing him with a glove save.Krug increased Boston’s lead to 2-0 on the power play when he converted a feed from Brad Marchand past Gibson with 1:55 remaining in the second.“We didn’t have the same intensity as we’ve had Sam Gagner Jersey ,” Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano said. “No excuse.We are a few games away from Christmas break and we let a few games get away after we had a good thing going.”Krejci added an insurance goal 5:21 into the third to cap the scoring for Boston, which shut out Montreal in its previous game.NOTES: Anaheim and Minnesota are the only two teams to have a winning record in Boston. … Krejci recorded his 600th NHL point and has eight points in his last six games. … David Backes recorded his 300th NHL assist and Krug recorded his 200th assist for the Bruins. … Anaheim has totaled two goals in the two games.UP NEXTDucks: Visit Buffalo on Saturday.Bruins: Host Nashville on Saturday For the second straight season, the Nashville Predators will unveil banners commemorating their accomplishments from the previous campaign before their home opener.Before it plays the Calgary Flames at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville is scheduled to honor their 117-point 2017-18 by flying banners that honor their first Central Division title, first Western Conference regular season championship and first Presidents’ Trophy.The banner the Predators would like to unfurl before next season’s home opener is one signifying a Stanley Cup title. To that end, they started this season by sweeping a two-game trip through New York Womens Devante Smith-Pelly Jersey , beating the Rangers 3-2 on Thursday night and edging the Islanders 4-3 Saturday night.Article continues below ...Defenseman Mattias Ekholm, mindful that Nashville has gotten off to slow starts the past two seasons, felt good about taking care of business against two teams it’s supposed to beat.“We’ve still got some defensive stuff that we can work on,” he said, “but it’s nice to see that the offense is there and we’re coming out on the right side of these tight games. It feels really good for your confidence to be 2-0.”Ekholm had something to do with that, potting a goal Saturday. The Predators also got outstanding play from their top line of Ryan Johansen http://www.officialcanucks.com/authentic-adidas-sven-baertschi-jersey , Viktor Arvidsson and Filip Forsberg. Arvidsson scored twice on the Islanders, his first goal being a did-you-see-that tally which saw him slide the puck between his legs as he sped around a defenseman before beating goaltender Thomas Griess.“That’s his patented move, I guess,” Ekholm said of Arvidsson. “It’s a really great move and you’ve got to be on your toes if you want to be able to defend it.”Juuse Saros got a start in place of workhorse Pekka Rinne and turned away 26 shots for the win. Rinne, who bagged 34 saves in the opening night win over the Rangers, is expected to get the call on Tuesday night.Calgary (1-1-0) split a home-and-home series with Vancouver. After dropping the first game 5-2 on Wednesday night in British Columbia Alex Tuch Jersey Kids , the Flames cranked up their explosive offense Saturday for a 7-4 decision.Elias Lindholm collected two goals and an assist, while Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Giordano each chipped in a goal and two helpers. Matthew Tkachuk pitched in four assists, three coming during a four-goal third period that gave Bill Peters his first win in his new NHL digs. Peters spent the last four years coaching the Carolina Hurricanes.“We were moving the puck around pretty well tonight,” Gaudreau said. “There’s still some room for improvement, but it was a step in the right direction for us.”One thing Peters will have to correct is this team’s tendency to get loose on the defensive end. Goalie Mike Smith isn’t off to a good start, saving just 34 of 42 shots in two games http://www.officialknightsproshop.com/authentic-adidas-brad-hunt-jersey , and backup David Rittich will get a game either Tuesday night or Thursday night when Calgary visits St. Louis.The absence of rugged defenseman Travis Hamonic, who’s week-to-week with a facial fracture, won’t help the Flames in that regard.