PHILADELPHIA — The Boston Bruins got started right away with a goal in the first minute and cruised to an easy win after burying the Philadelphia Flyers with a flurry of early goals.
Benoit Pouliot, Daniel Paille, Zdeno Chara and Milan Lucic scored in the first period to help Boston beat Philadelphia 6-0 on Saturday, snapping the Flyers’ seven-game winning streak.
“We were obviously ready for this game and it showed_start to finish, Boston coach Claude Julien said. “This was probably just a tough night on their part. We got the early goal and it just seemed to snowball from there and eventually it becomes frustration. We know how good they are. We played well, and they had a tough night.”
The Bruins, who have won four in a row, tied Philadelphia atop the NHL’s Eastern Conference with 43 points apiece.
Nathan Horton and Tyler Seguin added late goals to finish the scoring for Boston, which now leads the NHL with 21 victories.
DEVILS 5, CANADIENS 3
In Montreal, Patrik Elias scored twice, including his team-record 348th goal, and the New Jersey spoiled Randy Cunneyworth’s NHL coaching debut.
Cunneyworth took over behind the Montreal bench as the team’s interim head coach after Jacques Martin was fired earlier in the day.
RANGERS 3, COYOTES 2
In Glendale, Ariz., Brad Richards scored the winning goal with 0.1 seconds left as New York beat Phoenix.
Richards’ backhanded shot from the left circle eluded goalie Mike Smith as time ran out.
PREDATORS 2, BLUES 1 (SO)
In Nashville, Tenn., David Legwand scored the only shootout goal, and Nashville beat St. Louis for its fifth consecutive victory.
LIGHTNING 3, BLUE JACKETS 2
In Columbus, Ohio, Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist, and Mathieu Garon stopped 26 shots to lead Tampa Bay past Columbus.
RED WINGS 8, KINGS 2
In Detroit,Cory Emmerton had two goals and an assist, and Drew Miller scored twice in Detroit’s win.
PENGUINS 8, SABRES 3
In Pittsburgh,Evgeni Malkin had his seventh career hat trick, and injury-depleted Pittsburgh peppered two Buffalo goalies in a win.
JETS 5, DUCKS 3
In Winnipeg, Manitoba, defenseman Zach Bogosian had a goal and two assists, and Winnipeg stopped Anaheim.
CANUCKS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 3
In Toronto,Roberto Luongo made 26 saves and Vancouver wrapped up a long road trip with a victory.
The Canucks went 3-1-1 on their 12-day trip.
ISLANDERS 2, WILD 1 (SO)
In St. Paul, Minn., Frans Nielsen scored the only goal in the shootout, giving New York its first extra-time victory of the season.