Kirill Kaprizov, Nick Bjugstad and Joel
Eriksson Ek scored on three straight shots in the first period
for the Wild, who have won five in a row, combining for 23 goals
in that streak.
Jeff Carter scored and Jonathan Quick made 27 saves for the
Kings, who had their six-game winning streak snapped.
Rangers 6, Bruins 2
Colin Blackwell and Chris Kreider scored 12 seconds apart late
in the second period and host New York rolled to a victory over
Boston. Fans were in attendance at Madison Square Garden for the
first time in nearly a year.
Ryan Strome had a goal and two assists for the Rangers, and
Phillip Di Giuseppe, Jonny Brodzinski and Pavel Buchnevich also
scored for New York. Alexandar Georgiev made 31 saves as the
Rangers won for the third time in four games.
Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand scored for Boston, which
followed up a 7-2 road loss to the New York Islanders on
Thursday with its fourth defeat in five games. Tuukka Rask
allowed a season-high six goals on 34 shots.
Avalanche 3, Coyotes 2
Goaltender Hunter Miska earned his first NHL victory, making 16
saves as Colorado defeated host Arizona in Glendale, Ariz.
Nazem Kadri had a goal and two assists for Colorado, which
snapped its season-high two-game losing streak. Mikko Rantanen
added a goal and an assist and Andre Burakovsky also scored for
the Avalanche, who continue their four-game trip with the second
half of a back-to-back at Arizona on Saturday.
Miska's shutout bid ended with Phil Kessel's backhanded goal
with 1:36 remaining. Drake Caggiula scored with 52.9 seconds to
go and it appeared the Coyotes might rally from a 3-0 deficit
for the third consecutive game. But Miska was able to hold on
for the victory, if not the shutout.
--Field Level Media
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