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PHILADELPHIA - Rookie David Pastrnak scored his first two career NHL goals to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Chris Kelly added a short-handed goal for Boston, which won its third straight.

Claude Giroux scored for Philadelphia, which fell further out of the Eastern Conference playoff race. Jakub Voracek, who entered leading the NHL with 49 points, assisted Giroux's goal.

The Flyers lost goaltender to injury as Steve Mason left 7:07 into the opening period with a lower body injury. Mason went down and appeared to clutch the back of his right knee after extending his right leg to save Craig Cunningham's shot.

AVALANCHE 4, STARS 3

DENVER (AP) ? Nathan MacKinnon broke a second-period tie and Semyon Varlamov stopped 37 shots, leading Colorado over Dallas.

Erik Johnson, John Mitchell and Matt Duchene also scored as the Avalanche won for the fifth time in six games to leapfrog Dallas in the Central Division standings.

MacKinnon's score with 8.4 seconds left in the second was part of a three-goal period for the Avalanche. They came out fast to start the third, too, with Duchene scoring just 12 seconds into period.

Brett Ritchie, Colton Sceviour and Ales Hemsky had goals for the Stars, who have dropped five straight in Denver.

PREDATORS 3, WILD 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) ??? Calle Jarnkrok scored a tiebreaking goal early in the third period and Nashville beat Minnesota.

Mike Fisher and Colin Wilson also scored for Nashville, which improved to 9-1-2 in its past 12 games and has a league-best 60 points. Pekka Rinne made 36 saves.

Charlie Coyle scored for Minnesota, which has lost 10 of 12 and began a three-games-in-four-days stretch that includes games in Chicago on Sunday and Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Jarnkrok broke a 1-all tie at 3:48 of the third period.

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