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Rask turns the rock in Bruins’ victory

Arizona, Carolina among day’s other winners

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Boston: Jimmy Hayes capped Boston’s three-goal second period with his first of the season and Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots as the Bruins beat Tampa Bay 4-1 on Sunday to snap a three-game skid. Rask allowed only Victor Hedman’s goal with 2:39 to play.

David Pastrnak had his team-leading 13th goal, and David Backes and Dominic Moore also scored.

Claude Julien coached his 726th game with the Bruins, tying Milt Schmidt — the oldest living member of the Hall of Fame at 98 years old — for second in team history. Ben Bishop made 26 saves for Tampa Bay.

In Edmonton, Alberta, Jamie McGinn broke a tie with 3:44 left and Mike Smith made 41 saves in Arizona’s 2-1 victory over Edmonton. McGinn was left all alone in front and beat goalie Cam Talbot to the stick side.

Radim Vrbata also scored to help the Coyotes complete a home-and-home sweep. They edged the Oilers in a shoot-out Friday night in the desert.

The Coyotes have won three of their last four to improve to 8-10-2. Arizona is 21-0-4 against Edmonton in the last 25 meetings between the two teams.

Milan Lucic scored for the Oilers, and Talbot stopped 21 shots.

Jeff Skinner had a goal and an assist for Carolina for 3-2 win and the Florida Panthers fired coach Gerard Gallant after the game.

Florida fired Gallant after the game, a person familiar with the decision said. Tom Rowe, who was promoted to general manager before the season, will assume the coaching duties, said the source who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn’t announced the moves.

Carolina goalie Michael Leighton stopped 31 shots in his first NHL game this season. Cam Ward started the previous nine games for Carolina.

Viktor Stalberg and Derek Ryan also scored for Carolina, with Ryan getting his first of the season.

Jonathan Marchessault and Aaron Ekblad scored for Florida.


NHL results

Sunday’s games

Boston 4 Tampa Bay 1

Winnipeg 3 Nashville 0

Arizona 2 Edmonton 1

Carolina 3 Florida 2

Ottawa 2 N.Y. Rangers 0

Philadelphia 5 Calgary 3