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NHL ROUNDUP

by The Associated Press on March 18, 2014 10:40 AM

Jarome Iginla scored two goals, Tuukka Rask stopped 33 shots, and the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Bruins extended their winning streak to nine games with a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.

The Bruins increased their conference lead to five points over idle second-place Pittsburgh by posting their longest winning streak since a 10-game run in November 2011. Boston is 12-1-2 in its last 15 games.

Loui Eriksson and Reilly Smith also scored for Boston.

Jason Pominville had the only goal for Minnesota.

 

BLUES 3, JETS 1: David Backes scored twice, and Ryan Miller made 16 saves in another win as St. Louis beat Winnipeg.

Backes has 23 goals this season. Brendan Morrow added a goal, and Jay Bouwmeester had two assists in the Blues’ win.

Eric O’Dell had the lone goal for Winnipeg.

 

LIGHTNING 4, CANUCKS 3: Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat both had a goal and an assist to lead Tampa Bay past Vancouver.

Valtteri Filppula and Tom Pyatt also scored for the Lightning.

Alexandre Burrows scored two goals, and Jannik Hansen added a short-handed tally for the Canucks.

 

COYOTES 4, KINGS 3: Keith Yandle scored the tying goal midway through the third period and Jeff Halpern netted the winner with 3:05 left.

Rob Klinkhammer and Mikkel Boedker scored 63 seconds apart in the first period for the Coyotes.

Marian Gaborik, Alec Martinez and rookie Tanner Pearson scored for the Kings.

Jonathan Quick stopped 23 shots for Los Angeles, which fell to 21-1 when leading after two periods.

The Kings outshot Phoenix 15-2 in the second period, turning a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead.

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