Mar 24, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Benoit Pouliot (67) handles the puck during the game against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE
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Benoit Pouliot had a goal and an assist to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks Sunday night at Honda Center. The home loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the Ducks. Anaheim was unable to mount much of an attack on Boston, and Bruins goaltender Marty Turco saved 25 of 27 shots in the win.
Zdeno Chara scored his 12th goal of the season at 4:37 of the second period to give Boston a 1-0 lead, and 82 seconds later Pouliot scored his 13th goal of the season to double the Bruins' advantage.
Teemu Selanne scored at 9:11 of the second period for the Ducks to cut the deficit to 2-1, his 24th goal of the season, a power play goal assisted by Cam Fowler and Ryan Getzlaf. The goal was the 661st of Selanne's illustrious career, good for 12th place on the all-time NHL scoring list and three goals behind Jaromir Jagr for 11th place.
Brian Rolston scored for Boston at 13:06 of the third period to give the Bruins a 3-1 lead, but Lubomir Visnovsky brought the Ducks back to within one with his seventh goal of the season, at with 2:29 remaining in the game. But Anaheim was never able to score the equalizer.
The Ducks conclude their homestand on Wednesday night hosting the San Jose Sharks.
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