VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)Goaltender Linus Ullmark scored into an empty net in the final minute and the NHL-leading Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Saturday might for their sixth straight victory.
Ullmark made a save and fired a high wrist shot the length of the ice to become the 13th goalie in NHL history to score a goal – and the eighth to actually shoot the puck into the net.
”It’s one of the dreams I always had that I wanted to score a goal and now I had the opportunity,” Ullmark said. ”I tried it at the Winter Classic, didn’t really make it and now everything came together.”
Defenseman Hampus Lindholm and Brad Marchand had first-period goals for the Bruins, and Ullmark made 26 saves.
Brock Boeser scored for Vancouver.
”This was a Stanley Cup-winning type team, but I thought we hung in there,” Canucks coach Rick Tocchet said. ”We played well, I’m kind of proud of the guys, some of our top guys are a little tired.”
Lindholm opened the scoring on a power play with 2:52 left in the first period. beating goalie Arturs Silovs with a one-timer from the point.
Marchand made it 2-0 with 35 seconds left in the first, darting to the middle on a break and beating Silovs to the far side for his 19th goal of the season.
Boeser scored for Vancouver at 7:24 of the third.
Silovs stopped 32 shots.
Bruins: At Edmonton on Monday night and Calgary on Tuesday night.
Canucks: At Dallas on Monday night.
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