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Bruins open 12-0 at home, set NHL record

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BOSTON (AP) The Boston Bruins set the NHL record for most home victories to start a season with their 12th straight, topping the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in overtime on Friday with a power-play goal from David Pastrnak.

The Bruins broke the mark of 11 that was set by the 1963-64 Chicago Blackhawks and equaled by the Florida Panthers last season.

"That felt awesome," Bruins first-year coach Jim Montgomery said. "We talked about it after the second (period) going into the third. There's been a lot of great teams in this league and you're able to set a precedent, break a record. It's pretty special and it doesn't happen if those guys don't believe in themselves like they do."

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Points
Rank Player Pts G A
1 C. McDavid, Edm351619
2 J. Robertson, Dal341816
3 D. Pastrnak, Bos321418
4 L. Draisaitl, Edm311120
5 N. Kucherov, TB311021
6 E. Karlsson, SJ301119
7 M. Rantanen, Col281315
8 S. Crosby, Pit281117
9 M. Tkachuk, Fla27918
10 N. MacKinnon, Col27522
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Goals Against Average
Rank Player GAA
1 L. Ullmark, Bos2.00
2 V. Vanecek, NJ2.13
3 I. Sorokin, NYI2.19
4 I. Samsonov, Tor2.23
5 L. Thompson, VGK2.30
6 I. Shesterkin, NYR2.38
7 S. Knight, Fla2.39
8 V. Husso, Det2.39
9 A. Georgiev, Col2.40
10 C. Hellebuyck, Wpg2.46
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