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Pasta gets extra saucy with the Canadiens

Over their last three games, Boston has outscored Montreal 15-3.
Credit: AP Photo/Charles Krupa
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price reaches back as Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak scores, his third of the game, during the second period of a game in Boston on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.

BOSTON — David Pastrnak had his fourth hat trick of the season and the Boston Bruins rolled to their third straight win over the Montreal Canadiens, 4-1. 

Boston has won seven of its last eight and took the season series with rival Montreal 3-1. The Bruins outscored the Canadiens 15-3 over the final three meetings. 

Montreal has lost two straight as it tries to stay in the hunt for the playoffs. 

Patrice Bergeron added an empty-net goal and Tuukka Rask had 28 saves for the Bruins to improve to 13-0-6 at home this season. 

Marco Scandella scored Montreal's lone goal.