NHL roundup: Jake DeBrusk posts natural hat trick in Bruins’ win

Feb 28, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) scores a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 28, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) scores a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Jake DeBrusk finished off a natural hat trick less than a minute into the second period and the visiting Boston Bruins extended their winning streak to five games with a 7-0 rout over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday.

Erik Haula scored two goals, Patrice Bergeron had a goal with two assists, Taylor Hall added a goal and DeBrusk also notched an assist for Boston, which improved to 3-0-0 to start a six-game road swing. Jeremy Swayman made 34 saves in his third shutout of the season.

DeBrusk’s first career hat trick, in his 10th career multi-goal game, came in his first 5:25 of ice time. It gave the Bruins forward seven goals in his past five games and two multi-goal games in his past three contests.

The Kings’ Jonathan Quick made 14 saves on 19 shots before he was pulled in the second period. Los Angeles saw its five-game winning streak end while losing by seven goals for the first time since Nov. 13, 2009, when it also fell 7-0 to the Atlanta Thrashers.

Maple Leafs 5, Capitals 3

Rasmus Sandin scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period as Toronto won at Washington for the Leafs’ third straight win.

Sandin and Justin Holl each had a goal and an assist for Toronto. Michael Bunting, William Nylander and Pierre Engvall also scored for the Maple Leafs, while Mitchell Marner and John Tavares each added two assists for Toronto.

Tom Wilson scored two goals and Conor Sheary added one for the Capitals, who have lost three straight. John Carlson added three assists.

Devils 7, Canucks 2

Jack Hughes and Jesper Bratt were among six players with a goal and an assist, as New Jersey snapped a five-game home losing streak by cooling off Vancouver in Newark, N.J.

Ryan Graves, Dawson Mercer, Yegor Sharangovich and Jesper Boqvist also had a goal with an assist, Dougie Hamilton scored and Nico Daws made 36 saves for the Devils, who matched their highest-scoring game of the season and have totaled 18 goals while winning two of the last three.

Hughes, playing against brother Quinn for the third time in their NHL careers, opened the scoring with his fifth goal in six contests to extend his point streak to seven games (five goals, eight assists). Vasily Podkolzin and Tanner Pearson scored for Vancouver, which had won three straight and five of six.

–Field Level Media

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