Boston Bruins keep hot streak alive

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BOSTON — Tuukka Rask made 30 saves through overtime and then stopped Columbus’ Antoine Vermette in the shootout as the Boston Bruins beat the Blue Jackets 2-1 on Thursday night for their seventh consecutive win.

FLYERS 2, COYOTES 1

In Philadelphia, Matt Read knocked in a rebound with 18.6 seconds left to lift Philadelphia past Phoenix.

LIGHTNING 4, PENGUINS 1

In Tampa, Fla., Dwayne Roloson made 33 saves, Vincent Lecavalier had two goals and Tampa Bay beat Pittsburgh.

Brett Connolly and Steve Downie also scored for the Lightning, who have won six consecutive home games.

BLUES 4, PANTHERS 1

In St. Louis, David Backes scored twice, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 20 shots for St. Louis.

Chris Porter had his first goal of the season and Kris Russell added his second with the Blues.

With the victory, the Blues finished off a 4-0-1 homestand for new coach Ken Hitchcock.

PREDATORS 4,

MAPLE LEAFS 1

In Nashville, Tenn., Martin Erat scored two goals and Pekka Rinne made 38 saves to lead Nashville to a victory over Toronto.

Nashville, which has won five of seven, sent Toronto to its fifth loss in six games.

WILD 1, AVALANCHE 0

In St. Paul, Minn., Niklas Backstrom stopped 27 shots for his second shutout of the season, and Devin Setoguchi scored the game’s only goal with 2:31 left to give Minnesota a win over Colorado.

ISLANDERS 4, CANADIENS 3

In Uniondale, N.Y., Rick DiPietro made 24 saves in relief of injured starter Evgeni Nabokov, and Matt Moulson scored a key goal in New York’s win over Montreal.


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