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NHL: Boston Bruins beat Minnesota Wild for ninth straight win

Published March 17, 2014 11:21 pm

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Boston • Jarome Iginla scored two goals, Tuukka Rask stopped 33 shots, and the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Bruins extended their winning streak to nine games with a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.

The Bruins increased their conference lead to five points over idle second-place Pittsburgh by posting their longest since a 10-game run in November 2011. Boston is 12-1-2 in its last 15 games.

Loui Eriksson and Reilly Smith also scored for Boston, which beat the Wild at home for the first time after losing the first six meetings. The Bruins are 3-10 overall against the Wild, who began play in the 2000-01 season.

Jason Pominville had the only goal for Minnesota, which lost for the fifth time in six games, but three of those defeats came in shootouts. Darcy Kuemper made 25 saves, but let in a weak goal on Iginla's first of the game. EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Boston 68 46 17 5 97 219 147

Tampa Bay 68 37 24 7 81 198 178

Montreal 69 37 25 7 81 174 174

Toronto 69 36 25 8 80 203 211

Detroit 67 30 24 13 73 175 188

Ottawa 67 28 26 13 69 190 221

Florida 68 25 35 8 58 169 221

Buffalo 68 19 41 8 46 132 202

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 67 44 19 4 92 209 167

Philadelphia 67 35 25 7 77 192 193

Columbus 67 35 26 6 76 195 184

N.Y. Rangers 69 36 29 4 76 177 170

Washington 69 32 27 10 74 201 207

New Jersey 68 29 26 13 71 166 176

Carolina 68 29 30 9 67 169 194

N.Y. Islanders 69 26 34 9 61 195 233

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

St. Louis 68 47 14 7 101 226 152

Colorado 68 44 19 5 93 209 181

Chicago 68 39 15 14 92 231 179

Minnesota 68 35 23 10 80 165 168

Dallas 67 32 24 11 75 193 192

Winnipeg 70 31 30 9 71 194 204

Nashville 68 29 29 10 68 164 201

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Anaheim 68 45 16 7 97 218 172

San Jose 69 45 17 7 97 214 165

Los Angeles 68 38 24 6 82 165 144

Phoenix 68 32 25 11 75 188 193

Vancouver 71 31 30 10 72 170 194

Calgary 68 27 34 7 61 165 202

Edmonton 69 24 36 9 57 171 224

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Monday's Games

Boston 4, Minnesota 1

Tampa Bay 4, Vancouver 3

St. Louis 3, Winnipeg 1

Phoenix at Los Angeles, late

Tuesday's Games

Boston at New Jersey, 5 p.m.

Minnesota at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m.

Dallas at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m.

Carolina at Columbus, 5 p.m.

Colorado at Montreal, 5:30 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m.

Toronto at Detroit, 5:30 p.m.

Chicago at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m.

Buffalo at Calgary, 7 p.m.

Nashville at Edmonton, 7:30 p.m.

Washington at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

Florida at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.