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Game 71 preview: Bruins at Coyotes

Posted by Amalie Benjamin  March 22, 2014 05:21 PM

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PHOENIX -- The Bruins are set to finish off the second game of a Western Conference back-to-back, taking on the Coyotes at the Jobing.com Arena at 6 p.m. local time.

They have already done their part, clinching the first playoff spot in the NHL on Friday night with a 2-0 win over the Avalanche in Colorado for their 11th straight win. They'll try to make it 12 tonight, further extending their lead in the East.

Boston has already beaten the Coyotes once during the streak, taking a 2-1 win on March 13 at the TD Garden.

Game time: 9 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN/98.5 The Sports Hub

Records: Bruins 47-17-5, Coyotes 34-25-11

Projected lineups:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly-Carl Soderberg-Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski-Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug-Kevan Miller

Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Notes: The 11-game winning streak for the Bruins is their longest since a 13-game streak in 1970-1971. ... The team has earned a point in each of its last 13 road games, going 10-0-3. That's their longest such streak since a 14-gamer in 1975-1976. ... They are now tied with the Blues for the league lead with 101 points. Both teams have played 70 games, with St. Louis losing earlier today. ... The Bruins have outscored their opponents 43-15 during the streak, and have allowed two or fewer goals nine times. ... Boston has also killed 29-of-31 power-play chances in that time. ... The referees are Gord Dwyer and Mike Leggo. The linesmen are Jonny Murray and David Brisebois.

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