Bruins pummel hapless Coyotes, 6-1


BOSTON – This Bruins game didn't promise to be electrifying, considering it was a matchup against an absymal Coyotes group, the game itself lived down to the advanced billing. 

The Bruins took care of business, handing the NHL’s worst team a 6-1 pounding at the TD Garden. It was Boston's seventh win in their last nine games. Brad Marchand drilled a goal into the back of the net just 15 seconds into the game, it seemed the B's were determined to avoid a slow start. The Coyotes fought back at the end of the period, and took advantage of a Brandon Carlo turnover to Christian Dvorak, who would tie the game with his fourth goal of the season.

That would be all she wrote for the Yotes.

David Backes had an outstanding performance, scoring his first two goals of the season in the second period. He was the biggest difference maker for the Black and Gold. The first was the end of a long play in the offensive zone when Backes tipped a long Nash shot home. The second was a fantastic hustle play, stealing the puck from Alex Goligoski before beating Scott Wedgewood high to glove side.

The Bruins continued to add on in the third period on a 5-on-3 power play where tic-tac-toe passing ended with Marchand connecting with David Krejci for his fourth goal of the season. The rest was up to Tuukka Rask (20 saves) and the Bruins as they held Arizona to just the one first period goal, and continued a stretch where the defense and goaltending have been in synch with each other.

Then Danton Heinen and Anders Bjork added a couple of goals in the final minutes to launch this game into blowout territory. 


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