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MONTREAL (AP) - Carl Soderberg, Patrice Bergeron and Milan Lucic scored in the second period and the Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.

Zdeno Chara also scored for Boston. The Bruins improved to 43-17-5 and pulled within a point of idle Pittsburgh for the Eastern Conference lead. They are 9-1-2 in their last 12 games,

David Desharnais scored for Montreal. The Canadiens have lost three in a row and are 3-4-1 without injured No. 1 goalie Carey Price since the Olympic break.

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