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BRUINS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 4

TORONTO -- David Pastrnak scored twice in quick succession, Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists, and the Boston Bruins held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 on Wednesday night to tie the first-round series 2-2.

Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, Zdeno Chara and Joakim Nordstrom also scored and Tuukka Rask made 38 saves.

Auston Matthews scored twice for Toronto. Zach Hyman and Travis Dermott also scored and Frederik Andersen stopped 25 shots.

Game 5 is Friday night in Boston.

After the Maple Leafs overcame a 2-0 deficit to tie it early in the second period, Pastrnak put Boston back in front at 3:16 when he redirected a pass from Marchand on a 2-on-1. The Bruins then got a power play when Matthews went off for roughing, and Marchand whipped a backhand pass to a wide-open Pastrnak, who snapped the puck short-side on Andersen for his second goal in 1:35.

Chara made it 5-2 at 5:39 of the third. At 42 years, 30 days, the Boston captain became the second-oldest player in NHL history to score a playoff goal. Chris Chelios holds the record at 45 years, 86 days.

Matthews scored on the power play with 8:08 left, and Dermott made it 5-4 through traffic with 6:33 remaining. Nordstrom scored into an empty net with two seconds to go.

STARS 5, PREDATORS 1

DALLAS — Roope Hintz and Alexander Radulov scored power-play goals on Dallas’ first two shots, and the Stars chased Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne with an early four-goal onslaught, beating the Predators and evening the best-of-seven series at 2-2.

Hintz added his second career playoff goal in the second period, on John Kingberg’s third assist of the game.

Ben Bishop stopped 34 shots. Bishop allowed a couple of soft goals in Game 3 in his home playoff debut with Dallas, when the Predators won their second consecutive game after the Stars won the series opener in Nashville.

Game 5 is Saturday in Nashville.

At a glance

WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

Boston 6, Toronto 4

Series tied 2-2.

Dallas 5, Nashville 1

Series tied 2-2.

Colorado 3, Calgary 2, OT

Colorado leads series 3-1.

TODAY’S GAMES

All times Central

Washington at Carolina, 6 p.m.

Washington leads series 2-1.

St. Louis at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m.

Series tied 2-2.

Vegas at San Jose, 9 p.m.

Vegas leads series 3-1.

Sports on 04/18/2019

Print Headline: Pastrnak gets two; Bruins even series

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