January 2

NHL: Marchard goal lifts Bruins in OT

Boston snaps 2-game losing streak with win over Nashville.

BOSTON (AP) – Brad Marchand scored 54 seconds into overtime, faking out a defender at the point and then wristing the puck into the net to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

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AP photo Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) skates past Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi, left, as defenseman Shea Weber (6) tries to poke the puck away during the second period of Thursday in Boston.

Marchand’s move past Predators forward Mike Fisher gave Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg a victory in his NHL debut. Svedberg, who was called up from the AHL, stopped 33 shots.

Jarome Iginla and Johnny Boychuk also scored for Boston, which snapped a two-game losing streak.

Viktor Stalberg and Shea Weber scored for Nashville. Marek Mazanec made 22 saves for the Predators, who lost for the first time in three games.

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