B’s Win 12th Straight
Glendale, Ariz. — The Boston Bruins rallied with three third-period goals, the go-ahead score by Shawn Thornton with 3:18 to play, to win their 12th in a row, 4-2 over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night.
The Bruins are two shy of the franchise mark of 14 straight set in the 1929-30 season. They also have the most points in the NHL with 103, two more than Western Conference-leading St. Louis.
Jarome Iginla scored his 27th and 28th goals of the season for Boston, the second with an empty net in the final seconds.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson had a spectacular goal to put Phoenix ahead 2-1 in the second period. Shane Doan scored the other Coyotes goal on a power play. The loss snapped Phoenix’s three-game winning streak.
Red Wings 3, Wild 2
St. Paul, Minn. — Gustav Nyquist’s third-period goal gave the Red Wings their fourth win in the last five games.
Jimmy Howard made 28 saves, and Brendan Smith and David Legwand each scored on a power play for the Red Wings, who were in a 2-for-25 slump with the man advantage until getting goals on both of their opportunities against the Wild.
Stars 3, Senators 1
Dallas — Trevor Daley and Jamie Benn scored third-period goals to help Dallas rally over Ottawa.
Dallas snapped a four-game losing streak (0-3-1) and sent the Senators to their sixth consecutive defeat (0-5-1), tying Ottawa’s longest skid this season.
Penguins 4 Lightning 3 (ot)
Pittsburgh — James Neal’s power-play goal 1:27 into overtime lifted Pittsburgh to a wild victory over Tampa Bay.
Neal’s slapshot over Anders Lindback’s right shoulder capped a frantic final 15 minutes of play as the teams traded the lead three times.
Flyers 4, Blues 1
Philadelphia — Scott Hartnell and Brayden Schenn each scored in the second period to rally Philadelphia over St. Louis for its fifth straight victory.
Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds added goals, and Steve Mason made 32 saves to help Philadelphia improve to 12-2-1 in its last 15 games to maintain its hold on second place in the Metropolitan Division.
Kings 4, Panthers 0
Los Angeles — Jonathan Quick broke the Kings record for goalie wins, making 24 saves in his fifth shutout of an injury-hampered season as Los Angeles beat Florida.
Hurricanes 3, Jets 2
Winnipeg, Manitoba — Carolina scored three straight goals in just under three minutes in the second period and held on for a win over Winnipeg.
Rangers 2, Devils 0
Newark, n.j. — Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves in posting his Rangers- record 50th NHL shutout, and New York improved its playoff chances.
Rick Nash scored his team-leading, eighth game winning goal and Derek Stepan added an empty-net, power-play tally with 8 seconds left to give the Rangers their third straight road win.
Canadiens 4, Leafs 3
Toronto — Tomas Plekanec scored the go-ahead goal just as a power play expired midway through the third period, and Montreal beat Toronto.
A little over nine minutes into the third period, James van Riemsdyk was penalized for goaltender interference when he steamrolled into Carey Price. But replays showed that Montreal defenseman Andrei Markov knocked van Riemsdyk into Price. Plekanec scored short side exactly two minutes later.