The Associated Press

BOSTON — David Backes scored the deciding goal in his first game in nearly a month, David Pastrnak added his league-leading 25th goal, and the Boston Bruins won their seventh straight game, beating the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 Sunday night.

Backes’ first goal of the season came off a feed from David Krejci through the right circle, with 9:31 remaining in the third.

n Wild 3, Stars 2, SO

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mikko Koivu scored in the fourth round of a shootout to help Minnesota beat Dallas.

The Stars have lost three in a row after a 14-1-1 run.

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