Ritchie has goal, assist in Bruins’ 4-3 win over Stars

Boston Bruins' Jaroslav Halak, right, looks back at a goal by Dallas Stars' John Klingberg as Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33) defends against Stars' Jamie Benn (14) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


BOSTON (AP) — 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