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Bruins rally in 3rd period, win 12th in a row

March 23, 2014

GLENDALE, Arizona (AP) — The Boston Bruins scored three third-period goals to win their 12th straight game, 4-2 over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday.

The Bruins are two wins short of the club 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, while Shawn Thornton found the go-ahead score by with 3:18 to play.

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.

Philadelphia’s Scott Hartnell and Brayden Schenn scored in the second period as the Flyers came back to beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 for their fifth straight victory.

The Blues clinched a playoff berth despite the loss when Boston defeated Phoenix on Saturday night.

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

At Pittsburgh, James Neal scored a power-play goal 1:27 into overtime to lift the Penguins to a wild 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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. Jeff Zatkoff stopped 21.

Steven Stamkos, Valtteri Filppula and Ondrej Palat scored for the Lightning.

The Detroit Red Wings edged the Minnesota Wild 3-2 after Gustav Nyquist scored in the third period.

Jimmy Howard made 28 saves, and Brendan Smith and David Legwand each scored on a power play for the Red Wings.

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

Trevor Daley and Jamie Benn scored third-period goals to help the Dallas Stars rally for a 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators, while Jonathan Quick made 24 saves in his fifth shutout of an injury-hampered season as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Florida Panthers 4-0.

New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves for his Rangers record 50th NHL shutout in a 2-0 victory over the fading New Jersey Devils.

In other games, the Montreal Canadiens edged the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3, the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2, the Calgary Flames trounced the Edmonton Oilers 8-1 and the Washington Capitals beat the San Jose Sharks for the first time since 1993, 3-2 in overtime.

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