BOSTON — David Pastrnak had two goals and an assist, Trent Frederic added two assists and the Boston Bruins held off the Arizona Coyotes 5-3.
Charlie Coyle also scored for Boston and Kevin Shattenkirk got his 99th career goal as the Bruins won for the fourth time in five games and improved to 10-2-1 at home.
Trailing 3-0, Arizona got back-to-back goals from Clayton Keller and Michael Carcone 32 seconds apart early in the second period. They never got closer as Linus Ullmark finished with 31 saves.
“They´re a good team offensively and they can make you pay. I thought we regrouped really well,” Shattenkirk said according to AP. “We stuck with it, got back to our gameplan and got that fourth and fifth goal at the right time.”
“Our execution was a little bit below average, but Linus played great,” Frederic said.
Elsewhere, Evan Bouchard had two goals and an assist and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-3 for their sixth straight win.
Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl each had a goal and an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had four assists as for the Oilers, who have won nine of 12. Stuart Skinner had 17 saves.
With the Oilers on a power play, Bouchard got his second of the night at 1:32 of the third period as he got a centering pass from Draisaitl and fired a one-timer through traffic past Fleury for a 4-3 lead. It was his seventh goal of the season.
“There´s plenty of guys that can place a shot in the right position but not many can hammer it like that,” Oilers coach Kris Knoblauch said according to AP. “There´s very few that can do both.”
After facing Bouchard in practice, Skinner has seen what Bouchard can do with the puck. “The Bouch bomb, he does have a bomb. It is pretty incredible how hard he can shoot it,” the goalie said. “I think he has got potentially the hardest shot in the NHL.”
Bouchard now has 27 points in 24 games this season. Matt Boldy had a goal and an assist, and Joel Eriksson Ek and Connor Dewar also scored as the Wild lost their second straight following a four-game win streak. Marcus Johansson and Brock Faber each had two assists, and Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 36 saves.
“I didn´t have any problem with the effort,” Wild coach John Hynes said.
Elsewhere, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 26 shots, Eetu Luostarinen got the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Florida Panthers stunned the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson also scored a goal and Anton Lundell had two assists for the Panthers, who have won three of their last four games. Aleksander Barkov got an empty-netter to seal the win for Florida.
Former Panthers forward Reilly Smith scored for Pittsburgh, which has dropped a season-high four straight to fall to 11-12-4. Tristan Jarry stopped 30 shots for the Penguins.
Meanwhile, Yegor Chinakhov scored twice in the third period, Jet Greaves stopped 41 shots for his first NHL victory, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 to snap a three-game skid.
Kirill Marchenko had a goal and an assist, and Adam Fantilli scored for his 16th point, putting him second behind Connor Bedard´s 21 for the league lead among rookies this season. Alexandre Texier had an empty-netter; Dmitri Voronkov added two assists and Chinakhov also had one.
“It´s a really good game to build on for this group,” Greaves said. “Something we´ve talked about is making sure we close out games in the third, and I thought we did a great job with that.”
Robert Thomas scored twice and Joel Hofer stopped 17 shots for the Blues, who have lost three of their last four games.
“We had chances, but when you make mistakes, they capitalized on them,” Blues coach Craig Berube said.