Bruins Beat Coyotes, 2-1

  • Boston Bruins' Jarome Iginla, left, goes to congratulate teammate Johnny Boychuk (55) after Iginla's goal against the Phoenix Coyotes as Milan Lucic looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Boston Bruins' Jarome Iginla, left, goes to congratulate teammate Johnny Boychuk (55) after Iginla's goal against the Phoenix Coyotes as Milan Lucic looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Boston Bruins' Jarome Iginla, left, goes to congratulate teammate Johnny Boychuk (55) after Iginla's goal against the Phoenix Coyotes as Milan Lucic looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Boston Bruins' Jarome Iginla, left, goes to congratulate teammate Johnny Boychuk (55) after Iginla's goal against the Phoenix Coyotes as Milan Lucic looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Phoenix Coyotes center Antoine Vermette (50) tries to take the puck from Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Phoenix Coyotes center Antoine Vermette (50) tries to take the puck from Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Phoenix Coyotes center Antoine Vermette (50) tries to take the puck from Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Phoenix Coyotes center Antoine Vermette (50) tries to take the puck from Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is congratulated by teammates at the bench after scoring against the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is congratulated by teammates at the bench after scoring against the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is congratulated by teammates at the bench after scoring against the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is congratulated by teammates at the bench after scoring against the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Phoenix Coyotes left wing Lauri Korpikoski (28) knocks down Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Phoenix Coyotes left wing Lauri Korpikoski (28) knocks down Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Phoenix Coyotes left wing Lauri Korpikoski (28) knocks down Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Phoenix Coyotes left wing Lauri Korpikoski (28) knocks down Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Boston Bruins' Jarome Iginla, left, goes to congratulate teammate Johnny Boychuk (55) after Iginla's goal against the Phoenix Coyotes as Milan Lucic looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • Boston Bruins' Jarome Iginla, left, goes to congratulate teammate Johnny Boychuk (55) after Iginla's goal against the Phoenix Coyotes as Milan Lucic looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • Phoenix Coyotes center Antoine Vermette (50) tries to take the puck from Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • Phoenix Coyotes center Antoine Vermette (50) tries to take the puck from Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is congratulated by teammates at the bench after scoring against the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is congratulated by teammates at the bench after scoring against the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • Phoenix Coyotes left wing Lauri Korpikoski (28) knocks down Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • Phoenix Coyotes left wing Lauri Korpikoski (28) knocks down Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Boston — Tuukka Rask made 21 saves and the Boston Bruins beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 on Thursday night for their seventh consecutive victory.

Zdeno Chara and Jarome Iginla scored for Boston. The Bruins took over the top spot in the Eastern Conference with 93 points, one more than Pittsburgh.

Mike Smith made 18 saves for the Coyotes, who had won two straight,

The Bruins scored twice in the first period, the first coming on Chara’s wrist shot past Smith, who was screened by Bruins forward Chris Kelly. It was the 16th goal of the season for the Bruins’ captain — three short of his career high.

It was still 1-0 when the Coyotes had their best early scoring chance, getting a puck that got through Rask and trickled behind him. But the goalie reached back with his stick and swiped it off the goal line for the save.

On the ensuing breakout, the Bruins got the puck to Johnny Boychuk at the blue line and his slap shot was deflected by Iginla into the net. It was his 21st goal of the season.

Lauri Korpikoski scored for Phoenix with 12 minutes left in the game to spoil Rask’s shutout. Phoenix had a chance to tie with about 2 minutes to play but Rask slid to his left and deflected a shot off his skate and into the post before it rolled harmlessly away.

Sharks 4, Blue Jackets 3, SO

Columbus, Ohio — Patrick Marleau scored twice and Joe Pavelski had the lone shootout goal in Jose Sharks’ victory over Columbus.

After tying his career high of 66 points with an assist on Marleau’s second goal, Pavelski deked Sergei Bobrovsky and roofed a backhander in the tiebreaker to give San Jose its fourth straight win.

Marleau scored his 27th and 28th goals. Matt Nieto also scored and Logan Couture had two assists for the Sharks, who are 8-1-1 in their last 10 to move into a tie with Anaheim for the Pacific Division lead.

Lightning 5, Panthers 4

Tampa, Fla. — Steven Stamkos scored his first goal since returning from a major injury, Ryan Callahan had his first goal with Tampa Bay, and the Lightning beat Florida.

Stamkos gave Tampa Bay a 5-2 lead on a power play at 10:47 of the third. Playing his fourth game since missing 45 games after breaking his right shin, Stamlos also had an assist after three pointless games.

Callahan put Tampa Bay up 3-2 at 12:04 of the second. The Lightning obtained the right wing from the New York Rangers for former captain Martin St. Louis at the trade deadline.

Hurricanes 4, Sabres 2

Raleigh, n.c. — Alexander Semin and Jiri Tlusty scored in a 1:55 span in the third period to give Carolina the lead in its victory over Buffalo.

Semin tied it at 2 on a power play with 8:12 left, and Tlusty scored with 6:17 to go.

Jeff Skinner had a first-period goal — his 26th — and Nathan Gerbe had an empty-net goal.

Tyler Ennis scored on a penalty shot and Drew Stafford added a goal for Buffalo.

Michal Neuvirth made a season-high 51 saves in his second start for the Sabres since being acquired in a trade with Washington.

Wild 2, Rangers 1

St. Paul, Minn. — Zach Parise broke a tie goal early in the third period, and Darcy Kuemper stopped 29 shots to break the franchise rookie victory record in the Minnesota Wild’s victory over the New York Rangers.

After Jason Pominville had several whacks at the puck from in close, Parise stuffed it past Rangers backup goalie Cam Talbot 1:03 into the third.

Two nights after Kuemper failed hold a three-goal lead against Edmonton, he bounced back for his 12th victory.

Nino Niederreiter also scored to help the Wild snap a three-game losing streak.

Derek Stepan scored for the Rangers, who buzzed around the net in the final seconds, but couldn’t get one past Kuemper.