Bruins stay hot against Coyotes
Charlie Coyle scored two goals, and the Bruins beat the Coyotes 4-2 on Saturday in Boston for their 16th straight victory in the series.
The NHL-leading Bruins earned their sixth consecutive win. Patrice Bergeron and Jake DeBrusk each had a power-play score 2:29 apart in the second period, and Coyle’s second was a late empty-netter.
It’s the Bruins’ longest winning streak against any foe, surpassing a 15-game stretch against the Flyers during the Bobby Orr-era from 1970-72 when the Bruins won two Stanley Cups (’70, ’72).
The Bruins’ last loss to the Coyotes came on Oct. 9, 2010, a 5-2 setback in what was a Bruins’ home game in Prague.
Laine hat trick powers Jets: Patrik Laine scored a hat trick with three power-play goals to propel the Jets to a 5-2 victory against the visiting Senators.
It was Laine’s eighth career hat trick and gave the Jets points in four straight games after a five-game losing streak.
The Senators are winless in their last five games.
One-timers: Brayden Point, Steven Stamkos and Carter Verhaeghe scored and the host Lightning beat the Islanders 3-1 to push their winning streak to six games . ... Mackenzie Blackwood stopped a penalty shot and made 37 saves in posting his second straight shutout as the Devils downed the visiting Kings 3-0. The Devils extended their points streak to a season-high six games.