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Ducks put an end to Bruins’ point streak

Pittsburgh Penguins v Anaheim Ducks

ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 17: Adam Henrique #14 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates his goal with the bench to take a 3-1 lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at Honda Center on January 17, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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For the first time in more than a month the Boston Bruins have lost a game in regulation.

The Bruins went into the All-Star break as the hottest team in the NHL thanks to a 18-game point streak that had seen them go 14-0-4. That streak came to an end on Tuesday night thanks to a 3-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks, handing the Bruins their first regulation loss since Dec. 14.

Before that loss the Bruins had won three games in a row.

It was the Bruins’ longest point streak since the 1968-69 season.

Things got off to a rough start for the Bruins when Anaheim opened the scoring early in the first period thanks to an own-goal by Zdeno Chara when he accidentally knocked the puck into his own net.

That goal ended up being credited to Jakob Silfverberg.

Adam Henrique added two goals for the Ducks in the win.

It was a potentially costly win for the Ducks, however, as starting goalie John Gibson had to leave the game due to injury after stopping 25 shots.

He was replaced by backup Ryan Miller who allowed one goal on six shots.


Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.