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Ritchie acquisition turns a profit for the Bruins

The two points that Ritchie tallied against Dallas were instrumental in snapping Boston's two-game losing streak.
Credit: AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
Boston Bruins' Nick Ritchie celebrates his goal with Charlie McAvoy, Zdeno Chara, Par Lindholm and Chris Wagner during the second period of a game against the Dallas Stars in Boston on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.

BOSTON — Nick Ritchie had a goal and an assist for his first points since Boston acquired him at the trade deadline, and the NHL-leading Bruins snapped a two-game losing streak by beating the Dallas Stars 4-3. 

Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 shots, and Charlie Coyle scored on a double-tipped swat out of the air for Boston. 

Ben Bishop made 24 saves and John Klingberg also scored for the Stars, who had won two straight and seven of their previous nine games.