David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist, Tuukka Rask made 36 saves and the Boston Bruins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Tuesday in the Winter Classic at Notre Dame.

Patrice Bergeron, Sean Kuraly and Brad Marchand also scored as Boston won for the second time in three appearances in the NHL’s annual outdoor game on New Year’s Day. The Bruins went 2 for 5 with the man advantage and killed off each of the Blackhawks’ four power plays.

The game was tied at 2 when Boston (22-14-4) caught a break in the third period — a little luck at the home of the Fighting Irish. Matt Grzelcyk’s big slap shot went off teammate Chris Wagner in front, but Kuraly beat Blackhawks defenseman Gustav Forsling to the rebound and backhanded the puck past Cam Ward at 10:20.

Chicago had won five of six, but it remained winless in an NHL-high fourth appearance in the Winter Classic. It also dropped to 1-5 in six outdoor games — also tops in the league.

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Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov (15) shoots against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) and defenseman Kevan Miller (86) in the second period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game at Notre Dame Stadium, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov (15) shoots against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) and defenseman Kevan Miller (86) in the second period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game at Notre Dame Stadium, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A general view of Notre Dame Stadium is seen in the second period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A general view of Notre Dame Stadium is seen in the second period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) controls the puck against Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) and left wing Brandon Saad (20) in the first period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game at Notre Dame Stadium, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) controls the puck against Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) and left wing Brandon Saad (20) in the first period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game at Notre Dame Stadium, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook, right, talks to goalie Cam Ward in the first period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game against the Boston Bruins at Notre Dame Stadium, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook, right, talks to goalie Cam Ward in the first period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game against the Boston Bruins at Notre Dame Stadium, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Boston Bruins center Noel Acciari, left, battles for the puck against Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Gustav Forsling in the first period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game at Notre Dame Stadium, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Boston Bruins center Noel Acciari, left, battles for the puck against Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Gustav Forsling in the first period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game at Notre Dame Stadium, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Source: The Associated Press

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