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Bruins beat Coyotes for 12th straight win

AP, GLENDALE, Arizona

The Boston Bruins came back with three third-period goals, the go-ahead score by Shawn Thornton with 3 minutes, 18 seconds to play, to win their 12th in a row, 4-2 over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday.

The Bruins are two shy of the franchise mark of 14 straight set in the 1929-1930 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 as the Philadelphia Flyers came back to beat the St Louis Blues for their fifth straight victory.

Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds added goals, and Steve Mason made 32 saves to help Philadelphia maintain their hold on second place in the Metropolitan Division.

Jaden Schwartz opened the scoring 6:23 in, finishing a two-on-one short-handed opportunity.

Ryan Miller lost for the second time as a member of the Blues since being traded from Buffalo on Feb. 28.

PENGUINS 4, LIGHTNING 3, OT

In Pittsburgh, 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, and Sidney Crosby added a goal and two assists for the Penguins, who have won nine straight over the Lightning. Jeff Zatkoff stopped 21 shots and Pittsburgh ended Tampa Bay’s five-game winning streak.

Steven Stamkos, Valtteri Filppula and Ondrej Palat scored for the Lightning, who have earned at least one point in eight straight games. Lindback made 25 saves.

RED WINGS 3, WILD 2

In St Paul, Minnesota, Gustav Nyquist’s third-period goal helped Detroit top Minnesota for their fourth win in five games.

Jimmy Howard made 28 saves, while Brendan Smith and David Legwand each scored on a power play for the Red Wings, who were in a two-for-25 slump with the man advantage until getting goals on both of their opportunities against the Wild.

Mikko Koivu gave the Wild an early lead, on a power play, and Charlie Coyle tied the game on a penalty shot.

STARS 3, SENATORS 1

In Dallas, Trevor Daley and Jamie Benn scored third-period goals to help Dallas rally for a victory over Ottawa.

The Stars snapped a four-game losing streak (0-3-1) and sent the Senators to their sixth consecutive defeat, tying Ottawa’s longest skid this season.

Jordie Benn had two assists for the Stars. Cody Eakin had tied the game with a second-period goal. Kari Lehtonen made 26 saves in his second game since returning from a head injury sustained on March 11 in Dallas’ previous victory.

Erik Karlsson netted Ottawa’s goal in the first period.

Jamie Benn reached 30 goals for the first time in his five NHL seasons.

Robin Lehner made 39 saves against Dallas, who had a 42-27 shots advantage.

KINGS 4, PANTHERS 0

In 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.

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