Bruins beat Blue Jays in clash of East big guns
APBOSTON -- Boston's Tyler Seguin had two goals and an assist and Patrice Bergeron had one of each as the Bruins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Thursday to stay within a point of the NHL Eastern Conference lead.
March 9, 2013, 12:09 am TWN
Anton Khudobin stopped 25 shots for Boston, which blew leads in each of its previous two games and lost both but the Bruins made no such mistake this time, moving three points above the Leafs.
Montreal remains a point clear atop the East after a 4-2 win of its own, against Carolina.
In other key games, Pittsburgh won its third in a row by downing state rival Philadelphia, Dallas ended Los Angeles' run of six straight home victories, St. Louis put six past Phoenix and the Rangers beat the Islanders in their all-New York showdown.
Boston's David Krejci also scored while Brad Marchand had a pair of assists.
Nazem Kadri and Jay McClement scored for Toronto.
Montreal's Brandon Prust and Lars Eller each had a goal and two assists in the win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Eller's goal at 6:09 of the third period gave Montreal the lead for good and P.K. Subban added a power-play goal to make it 4-2.
Pittsburgh's Chris Kunitz scored his second goal just 18 seconds into the third period to cap a four-goal rally as the Penguins downed the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4.
Pascal Dupuis, James Neal and Tyler Kennedy also scored goals for the Atlantic Division-leading Penguins, who won their third straight game.
Jakub Voracek had two power-play goals, Zac Rinaldo and Kimmo Timonen also scored for the Flyers, who blew a 4-1 lead after the first period.
Dallas' Jaromir Jagr had his first multi-goal game since opening night while Brenden Morrow got the go-ahead goal in the third period as the Stars beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-2.
Jagr and Cody Eakin connected on power plays for Dallas' first two goals. Jagr then converted a rebound of Jamie Benn's shot with 10:20 remaining, his ninth of the season and 674th of his career — 10th on the NHL's all-time list.
Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin, top, leaps over Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Clarke MacArthur #16 after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL game in Boston, ...