Manson and Kakell score in 2nd; Ducks beat Bruins 4-3

BOSTON — Josh Manson and Rickard Rakell scored second-period goals to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

Andrew Cogliano and Kevin Bieksa also scored for the Ducks, who won for the seventh time in nine games. Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 shots.

Zdeno Chara, Austin Czarnik and David Krejci had Boston's goals. It was the Bruins' fifth loss in six games (1-3-2).

Boston's backup goaltender Anton Khudobin made 23 saves. The Bruins have won just one game that regular netminder Tuukka Rask hasn't started.

After overcoming a 2-goal deficit in the first period, Anaheim moved ahead 3-2 just 55 seconds into the second when Manson scored off his own rebound.

The Bruins retied it at 3 on Krejci's power-play goal before the Dunks regained the lead on Rakell's goal. Alone at the edge of the crease, he banged home the rebound of Sami Vatanen's shot from the point for his eighth goal in 11 games.

It could have been more, but Anaheim hit the post twice after taking the lead.

Bernier was a bit lucky midway into the third when he deflected a shot and the puck caromed off the post behind him, but he dived and covered it in the crease before a Boston player could push it into the net.

Bernier stopped Torey Krug's shot from the left circle with 17 seconds to play.

Boston had jumped ahead 2-0 on goals by Chara and Czarnik 13 seconds apart midway into the opening period.

Chara fired a slap shot from the point that went past Bernier's glove. On the ensuing shift, Czarnik one-timed Ryan Spooner's pass from the bottom of the left faceoff circle and the puck slipped inside the left post.

Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle then called a timeout and his team responded a few minutes later.

Cogliano sliced it to 2-1 at 12:44 after the rebound of his wrist shot caromed into the net off Krejci.

The Ducks tied it when Bieksa stepped out of the penalty box, collected a pass from Ryan Getzlaf and skated in on a clean breakaway before slipping a wrister by Khudobin.

NOTES: The Bruins recalled LW Anton Blidh from AHL's Providence and sent down F Danton Heinan. . Ducks LW Cogliano played in his 735th consecutive game, the sixth-longest streak in league history. He's two behind Jay Bouwmeester. . The Bruins lead the league with eight players who made their NHL debuts this season, and Arizona is second with six. No other team entered Thursday with more than four.


Ducks: Play their third of a six-game trip Saturday at Detroit.

Bruins: Host the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday afternoon in their second of three straight at TD Garden.


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