Bruins beat Canadiens 4-3 after Danault hit by Chara shot

Bruins beat Canadiens 4-3 after Danault hit by Chara shot

Bruins beat Canadiens 4-3 after Danault hit by Chara shot
Montreal Canadiens' Alex Galchenyuk (27) celebrates with teammates Jonathan Drouin (92) Max Pacioretty, (67), Jeff Petry (26) and Andrew Shaw (65) after scoring against the Boston Bruins during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal,Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL/January 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Brad Marchand scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Boston Bruins beat Montreal 4-3 on Saturday night after the Canadiens lost Phillip Danault to a head injury on a frightening play in the second period.

Marchand also scored in regulation, helping the Bruins improve to 9-0-3 in their last 12 games. Jake DeBrusk and David Krejci had the other goals for Boston, and Tuukka Rask made 27 saves.

Danault was taken off the ice on a stretcher after he was hit in the head by a slap shot from Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara. The 24-year-old center was moving and speaking to medical staff before he departed to an ovation from the Bell Centre crowd.

Danault was taken to a hospital for further exams. Officials opted to play the final 1:37 of the second after intermission.

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by Associated Press – published on STL.News by St. Louis Media, LLC (Z.S)

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