Bruins beat Coyotes 6-3 for nineteenth straight win in sequence
BOSTON (AP) — Derek Forbort scored the tiebreaking purpose with 9:29 left within the third interval, and the Boston Bruins gained their residence opener 6-3 over Arizona on Saturday evening, beating the Coyotes for the nineteenth straight time.
It’s the Bruins’ longest successful streak in membership historical past in opposition to any opponent, with their final loss in opposition to the Coyotes approaching Oct. 9, 2010, in Prague.
The Bruins have gained their first two video games to start their 99th season beneath new coach Jim Montgomery, who changed the fired Bruce Cassidy.
“In a lot of areas we were better tonight,” Montgomery stated. “We played a team that was hungry. Things didn’t go really well in their first game. Human nature is they’re going to come back and they did. … I just like the way we responded.”
The Coyotes erased a 3-1 deficit early within the third interval when Josh Brown scored at 2:58 and Shayne Gostisbehere beat goaltender Jeremy Swayman between the pads on a breakaway for a short-handed purpose rather less than three minutes later.
But Forbort saved the house opener from being a giant letdown for the TD Garden crowd by slipping a wrister into the web from the left faceoff circle for his first purpose since Nov. 20, 2021.
A.J. Greer then added an insurance coverage purpose 3:20 later earlier than sealing it with an empty-netter.
Pavel Zacha, acquired from New Jersey for ahead Erik Haula within the offseason, had a power-play rating for the Bruins’ first residence purpose of the season and his first in a Boston uniform. Charlie Coyle and Nick Foligno every added a purpose for the Bruins. Swayman stopped 21 pictures.
“It’s nice to get off to a good start, obviously, for our group — two wins,” Foligno stated. “Nice to contribute. I’m feeling good, feel healthy. I’m excited. I like what our lines are all doing. That’s been the most fun. … That’s exactly what we preached in training camp. It’s exciting to be a part of.”
Clayton Keller added a power-play purpose for the Coyotes (0-2) and Karel Vejmelka made 37 saves.
Boosted by an early two-man, power-play benefit, the Bruins had a handful of fine probabilities in opposition to Vejmelka earlier than Zacha scored off a rebound 4:03 into the sport when Foligno’s shot hit the put up and caromed proper out entrance to him.
Coyle’s purpose made it 2-0 late within the opening interval when he beat Vejmelka over the left shoulder with a wrister from simply inside the correct circle.
Keller beat Swayman with a one-timer from the correct circle 6:21 into the second interval, however Foligo redirected Connor Clifton’s shot previous Vejmelka at 14:03 to revive the Bruins’ two-goal lead.
“You saw how hard we played in the offensive zone,” Swayman stated. “I couldn’t be happier how the system’s going right now.”
Bruins ahead David Krejci obtained an enormous hand throughout participant introductions when the PA announcer stated: “Welcome back to Boston” earlier than introducing him. Krejci performed final season in his native Czech Republic.
The largest ovation was for captain Patrice Bergeron.
NOTES: Foligno’s help on Zacha’s purpose was his five hundredth profession level. … Hall of Famer and former Bruin Johnny Bucyk was in a luxurious field and obtained a loud ovation once they confirmed the 87-year-old on the video board. … Keller has performed in each video games after struggling a knee damage on March 30 that ended his 2021-22 season. … Arizona ahead Travis Boyd performed his 2 hundredth profession NHL recreation. … Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo left with an undisclosed damage.
Coyotes: Visit the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday evening.
Bruins: Host the Florida Panthers Monday evening.
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