Murray Does Trick for Streaking Bruins

From Associated Press

The Boston Bruins’ top line has been without Sergei Samsonov nearly all season, but there has been no shortage of production.

Glen Murray scored the fourth hat trick of his career, Brian Rolston scored two goals and John Grahame stopped 29 shots, and the streaking Bruins defeated the Calgary Flames, 7-2, Tuesday night.

The Bruins won their third consecutive game and seventh in a row at home. Boston is 8-1-1-0 at the FleetCenter this season. The Flames lost for the seventh time in eight games.

The last time Murray scored three goals in a game was in last season’s regular-season finale, a 7-1 victory over Pittsburgh at home.


“We didn’t start off well tonight and we were down 3-0 right away,” said Calgary goaltender Roman Turek, who was replaced by Jamie McLellan to start the second period. “It’s pretty hard to come back from that.”

Toronto 5, Washington 4 -- Robert Svehla scored a tiebreaking power-play goal at 4:52 of the third period at Toronto.

The Maple Leafs have won five of seven games and the Capitals have won only two of seven.

Montreal 3, Atlanta 2 -- Doug Gilmour, Jan Bulis and Saku Koivu scored at Montreal to help the Canadiens win for the fourth time in six games and end a two-game skid.

Montreal’s Jose Theodore stopped 25 of 27 shots, including a glove save on Marc Savard’s shot from the slot 51 seconds into the third period to protect a 2-1 lead.