Linus Ullmark, Bruins Fend Off Coyotes’ Late Push in 2-1 Win; David Pastrnak Grabs 2 Assists


The Boston Bruins rebounded from their overtime loss to the Avalanche Friday night, as they picked up a tight, 2-1 victory over the Coyotes after a late push by Arizona was stopped by Boston goalie Linus Ullmark and the Bruins defense. It was a strong night for David Pastrnak, as the Boston forward assisted both Bruin goals.

Boston jumped out to an early lead, as Pastrnak picked up a loose puck in the left circle, before quickly handing it off to Erik Haula in the slot. Haula beat Scott Wedgewood five-hole to give the Bruins the first-period lead.

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The Coyotes would tie it however later in the first, as some quick puck movement led to Shayne Ghostisbehere finding Nick Shmaltz, who went stick side past Ullmark for the game-tying tally.

Charlie McAvoy would put Boston back out in front on the power play late in the second, ultimately proving to be the game-winning goal. McAavoy, in the right circle, put one past Wedgewood for the 2-1 lead.

Wedgewood did keep it a one-goal affair with some impressive saves on several Bruin power plays, but Ullmark would step up big in the final minutes. Arizona pulled Wedgewood with two minutes left to gain a 6-on-5 advantage, only for Ullmark to fend off multiple scoring chances from the Coyotes.

Boston will take on the Stars Sunday at 7:00 p.m. EST, finishing off their three-game road slate.

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