Marchand has hat trick in 3rd; Bruins roll past Canucks 6-3

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Brad Marchand had a hat trick in the third period, including the winning goal with under eight minutes to go, and the Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 on Monday night.

Marchand, who also had an assist, has 35 goals on the season to tie Sidney Crosby for tops in the NHL.

David Backes, Zdeno Chara and David Krejci had the other goals for Boston.

Tuukka Rask made 26 saves and earned his 200th career win. Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak each added two assists.

Markus Granlund, with two, and Alexander Edler scored for Vancouver, and Henrik and Daniel Sedin each picked up two assists.

Ryan Miller made 37 saves in his 700th NHL game.