NHL-best Bruins beat Rangers 3-1 for 9th win in 10 games
Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves as Boston picked up its ninth win in 10 games.
Coyle scored the winner with a short-handed goal at 18:42 of the second period. The forward stole a puck from Jacob Trouba at the blue line, then outskated everyone on the ice before converting a breakaway for his 14th of the season.
Nashville improved to 13-11-4 at home, where the Predators have struggled all season. They now have won seven of their last 10, climbing within a point of the Western Conference’s second wild card.
Craig Smith also scored for Nashville, his sixth in five games.
Pekka Rinne, pulled from his previous start Monday in Vancouver, made 38 saves for the win. Rinne had 14 stops in the third period.
St. Louis managed only one point in four games against Nashville this season, a shootout loss on Nov. 25. The Blues have lost four straight and are 2-7-3 over their last 12 games.
Hornqvist has 14 goals this season. Sidney Crosby scored his 11th, Kris Letang added his 14th on the power play and Sam Lafferty also scored for the Penguins, who moved within one point of first-place Washington in the Metropolitan Division.
Crosby extended his point streak to four games. He has six goals and 19 points in 12 games since returning from core muscle surgery on Jan. 14.
Matt Murray made 27 saves for Pittsburgh, which has won 11 of 15.
Valtteri Filppula scored his fifth of the season for Detroit, which lost its fourth straight game. The Red Wings have been outscored 16-5 in their past four games and 59-23 in their last 16. Detroit has lost 14 of 16.
Sebastian Aho had two goals and an assist for the Hurricanes, including a tying goal with 5:02 left in the third period. Trevor van Riemsdyk scored his first of the season 12 seconds in, and James Reimer stopped 20 shots.
Edmonton is 3-1 without injured star Connor McDavid.
The Ducks scored twice on the power play after going 1 for 21 with the extra man over their previous eight games. Anaheim was coming off a 6-0 loss to Calgary at home Thursday night.
The loss left the Canucks one point behind first-place Edmonton in the Pacific Division and one point ahead of Vegas. The Ducks remain 11 points out of a playoff spot.
Pierre-Luc Dubois had the only shootout goal for the Blue Jackets, who dropped to 0-2-3 in their last five games.
Johan Larsson had a goal and an assist, and defensemen Rasmus Ristolainen and Colin Miller had two assists each for the Sabres. Conor Sheary, Jimmy Vesey and Kyle Okposo also scored, and Buffalo won its third consecutive game.
Carter Hutton stopped 20 shots to win his fourth straight and fifth in six starts.
Toronto dropped to 7-7-3 since a 9-0-1 run.
Playing in his 27th game of an injury-riddled campaign, the defenseman fired a one-timer from the point that hit a Blackhawks player and got by goalie Corey Crawford to give the Jets a 3-2 lead. Beaulieu also had an assist.
Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves for the Jets (30-25-5), who are 3-2-0 on a six-game homestand.
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