Pastrnak earns 2nd hat trick, Bruins beat Canadiens 8-1
Captain Shea Weber scored the only goal for the Canadiens (11-8-5), who have lost five straight.
Price gave up five goals on 11 shots before being pulled in the second period. Keith Kinkaid stopped 10 of 13 shots in relief.
Boston extended its points streak to eight games (5-0-3) and moved ahead of Washington atop the conference standings.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Kaapo Kahkonen made 32 saves in his NHL debut, defenseman Ryan Suter scored the winner early in the third period and suddenly hot Minnesota beat New Jersey in a game the NHL said the Devils got credit for a goal that should not have counted.
Jesper Boqvist scored the disputed goal and Kyle Palmieri tallied on a power play as the Devils continued to alternate good games and bad games. Louis Domingue, making his second straight start, had 26 saves.
While the Wild were protecting the lead, the NHL issued a statement saying Boqvist’s earlier goal should not have counted because the referees failed to uphold a challenge by Wild coach Bruce Boudreau against Wayne Simmonds playing the puck with a high stick before the goal.
Brandon Saad, Patrick Kane and Connor Murphy scored for Chicago, which snapped a three-game slide. The 34-year-old Crawford was sharp in stopping several prime Dallas chances in his 26th career shutout.
The Blackhawks dealt the surging Stars their first regulation loss since Oct. 26, and ended Dallas’ 12-game point streak (11-0-1.)
Anton Khudobin blocked 35 shots.