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NHL: Bruins score 3 third-period goals for 12th straight win

Published March 22, 2014 10:25 pm

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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.

Flyers 4, Blues 1 • In Philadelphia, Scott Hartnell and Brayden Schenn scored in the second period, and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied to beat Western Conference-leading St. Louis for their 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.

Pens 4, Lightning 3 (OT) • In Pittsbrugh, James Neal's power-play goal 1:27 into overtime lifted Pittsburgh to a wild victory over Tampa Bay.

Neal's slap shot over Anders Lindback's right shoulder capped a frantic final 15 minutes of play as the teams traded the lead three times.

Evgeni Malkin had two goals and two assists. Day in

the NHL

Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

x-Boston 71 49 17 5 103 229 151

Tampa Bay 71 39 24 8 86 211 189

Montreal 72 39 26 7 85 186 183

Toronto 72 36 28 8 80 211 223

Detroit 70 33 24 13 79 186 196

Ottawa 70 28 29 13 69 199 237

Florida 71 26 37 8 60 173 229

Buffalo 70 20 42 8 48 136 206

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 70 46 19 5 97 222 176

Philadelphia 70 38 25 7 83 203 198

N.Y. Rangers 72 39 29 4 82 190 175

Columbus 70 36 28 6 78 200 192

Washington 71 33 27 11 77 205 211

New Jersey 71 30 28 13 73 172 185

Carolina 71 31 31 9 71 177 200

N.Y. Islanders 70 26 35 9 61 195 239

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

St. Louis 70 47 16 7 101 227 160

Chicago 71 41 15 15 97 240 184

Colorado 71 44 21 6 94 216 194

Minnesota 71 36 24 11 83 176 175

Dallas 70 33 26 11 77 199 202

Winnipeg 72 32 31 9 73 201 211

Nashville 71 30 31 10 70 171 213

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

San Jose 71 46 18 7 99 219 170

Anaheim 70 45 18 7 97 222 178

Los Angeles 71 40 25 6 86 174 149

Phoenix 71 34 26 11 79 196 201

Vancouver 72 32 30 10 74 172 194

Calgary 70 28 35 7 63 173 209

Edmonton 71 25 37 9 59 177 228

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Saturday's games

Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 1

Pittsburgh 4, Tampa Bay 3, OT

Detroit 3, Minnesota 2

Dallas 3, Ottawa 1

Los Angeles 4, Florida 0

Montreal 4, Toronto 3

N.Y. Rangers 2, New Jersey 0

Carolina 3, Winnipeg 2

Boston 4, Phoenix 2

Calgary at Edmonton, late

Washington at San Jose, late

Sunday's Games

Columbus at N.Y. Islanders, 11 a.m.

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m.

Toronto at New Jersey, 5 p.m.

Nashville at Chicago, 5 p.m.

Minnesota at Detroit, 5:30 p.m.

Buffalo at Vancouver, 6 p.m.

Florida at Anaheim, 6 p.m.