GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Boston Bruins rallied with three third-period goals, the go-ahead score by Shawn Thornton with 3:18 to play, to win their 12th in a row, 4-2 over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night.
The Bruins are two shy of the franchise mark of 14 straight set in the 1929-30 season. They also have the most points in the NHL with 103, two more than Western Conference-leading St. Louis.
Jarome Iginla scored his 27th and 28th goals of the season for Boston, the second into an empty net in the final seconds.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson had a spectacular goal to put Phoenix ahead 2-1 in the second period. Shane Doan scored the other Coyotes goal on a power play. The loss snapped Phoenix's three-game winning streak.
Tuuka Rask, who did not play in Friday night's win at Colorado, had 30 saves for Boston. Phoenix's Mike Smith had 24.
The loss and Dallas' victory left the Coyotes two points ahead of the Stars for the final playoff spot in the West. Dallas has a game in hand.
Phoenix had a 2-1 lead just 39 seconds into the second period thanks to Ekman-Larsson's goal.
He took the puck from his own blue line, then evaded two would-be defenders, making a slick move that left Johnny Boychuk and Loui Eriksson in a heap. Rask deflected the first shot, but Ekman-Larsson knocked the rebound in as he sailed by the net.
It was the first time in seven games that Boston trailed.
Despite playing the previous night, the Bruins turned up their trademark tough, physical play in the final period.
Boston tied it at two when Zdeno Chara's shot deflected of Inigla's hip and into the net 3:48 into the third period.
With much of the final period played in the Coyotes' zone, Boston took the lead when Daniel Paille shot from a difficult angle to the left of the net, but it deflected off Thornton's stick and got past Smith for the score ??? only the fifth goal of the season for the Bruins left wing.
Boston took the lead in a hurry in the opening period.
After Smith turned the puck over, Patrice Bergeron knocked it in from a crowd in front of the Coyotes net for his 22nd goal of the season, the puck slipping in just past the Coyotes goalie's leg.
Phoenix tied it when Brandon McMillan's shot from close range bounced off Rask and Shane Doan scored to make it 1-1 with 8:15 left in the first.
It was the first time in 11 games that the Bruins have allowed a first-period goal.
Notes: The Bruins won their seventh straight road game. ... Boston is 16-4-4 against the Western Conference. ... The Bruins' last loss was March 1 at home against Washington. ... The 12-game streak is third-longest in franchise history. The Bruins won 13 in a row in 1970-71. ... Phoenix lost at Boston 2-1 nine days earlier. ... Doan got his 20th goal, the 12th time in his career he has scored at least 20 in a season. ... A standing-room-only crowd of 17,468 watched the game.