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Bruins win 17th straight over Coyotes 2-1

Linus Ullmark stopped 30 shots, David Pastrnak had two assists and the Boston Bruins stretched their winning streak over the Arizona Coyotes to 17 straight games with a 2-1 win Friday night.

Erik Haula and Charlie McAvoy each had goals to help Boston bounce back from blowing a two-goal lead in a loss to Colorado.

Nick Schmaltz scored and Scott Wedgewood had 36 saves for the Coyotes, who haven't beaten Boston since 2010 in the Czech Republic. Arizona has lost four straight.

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Scott Wedgewood, left, makes a save on a shot by Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand, back right, as Coyotes left wing Loui Eriksson (21) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP PhotoRoss D. Franklin)

Boston blew a 3-1 lead in its last game, losing 4-3 in overtime to the Avalanche on Wednesday after giving up a goal with 36 seconds left in regulation.

The Bruins got out to another early lead when a puck caromed off Coyotes defenseman Anton Stralman right to Pastrnak in the left circle. Pasternak quickly flipped it to Haula, who beat Wedgewood from the slot.

Schmaltz tied it late in the first period, beating Ullmark stick side from the left circle after a deke by Shane Gostisbehere briefly froze Boston's goalie.

Boston Bruins left wing Taylor Hall (71) celebrates a goal by teammate Erik Haula against Arizona Coyotes goaltender Scott Wedgewood (31) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP PhotoRoss D. Franklin)

McAvoy put Boston back up on power play late in the second period, scoring from the right circle on a shot Wedgewood couldn't see through traffic.

Wedgewood made some tough saves when Boston went on consecutive power plays midway through the third period, then had a sprawling stop on a shot by Haula in the slot on a 4-on-4.

Ullmark was just as good in the final two minutes after Arizona pulled Wedgewood, making several tough saves in traffic.

Boston Bruins left wing Erik Haula (56) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with Bruins' Craig Smith (12), Patrice Bergeron (37), Tomas Nosek (92) Curtis Lazar (20) and Brad Marchand (63) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP PhotoRoss D. Franklin)

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Boston: Plays at Dallas on Sunday.

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Arizona Coyotes goaltender Scott Wedgewood (31) makes a save on a shot by Boston Bruins center Curtis Lazar (20) as Coyotes left wing Antoine Roussel (26) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP PhotoRoss D. Franklin)

Boston Bruins left wing Anton Blidh (81) skates off the ice after taking a stick to the face from a teammate during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP PhotoRoss D. Franklin)