NHL Hockey

Bruins seek 9th win in row, host 'Hawks

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The Boston Bruins have been playing with fire of late, as they ride an eight-game winning streak into a home matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

The Bruins extended their run -- and a 12-game points streak (9-0-3) overall -- with a 2-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday in which both goals came during the final five minutes of regulation. Boston has scored nine of its 10 goals in its last four games in the third period or later, the only outlier coming with 1:32 left in the second period of an overtime win over the New York Rangers last Friday.

"We know how to play when the game is on the line," Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. "We're still focusing on our start.

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Points
Rank Player Pts G A
1 C. McDavid, Edm511932
2 L. Draisaitl, Edm511833
3t N. MacKinnon, Col441826
3t B. Marchand, Bos441826
5 D. Pastrnak, Bos432518
6 J. Carlson, Was421131
7 J. Eichel, Buf381721
8 P. Kane, Chi331419
9 A. Panarin, NYR331221
10 J. Huberdeau, Fla331122
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Goals Against Average
Rank Player GAA
1 D. Kuemper, Ari1.97
2 T. Jarry, Pit2.02
3 T. Rask, Bos2.04
4 J. Halak, Bos2.14
5 C. Hellebuyck, Wpg2.17
6 T. Greiss, NYI2.18
7 B. Bishop, Dal2.20
8 J. Binnington, StL2.30
9 C. Hart, Phi2.35
10 S. Varlamov, NYI2.39
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