Final: Bruins 4, Canadiens 1 — Pastrnak’s two goals propel Boston to victory

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MONTREAL -- The Boston Bruins extended their point streak to 16 games with a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens Saturday night at Bell Centre. The Bruins are 12-0-4 in this span.

More importantly, Boston produced three wins over the Canadiens this week as Montreal continues to drop in the Atlantic Division standings. Once again, the Bruins received timely scoring from their top line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak. This trio is the best in the NHL right now.

Pastrnak had two goals and an assist, while Torey Krug also scored. Tuukka Rask finished with 22 saves. Rick Nash added an empty-netter with 34.3 seconds remaining.

These teams play again on March 3 at TD Garden.

Pregame notes

Entering Saturday’s game, the Bruins are second in the Atlantic Division with 60 points, while the Canadiens are near the bottom with 44 points, which is nine points removed from the second wild-card spot.

“It’s been a great rivalry and it’s nice to see that we’re on the right side of it the last few games and I’m sure it’ll be a great game tonight,” said Bruce Cassidy.