Boston Bruins trounce Coyotes, improve to 7-1 under Bruce Cassidy

Miller had given the Bruins a 1-0 lead with his fifth goal of the season at 3:06 of the first period. Miller was given a five-minute charging penalty and a game misconduct.

As the stretcher left the ice, the veteran gave two thumbs up and the crowd cheered.

BOSTON - Arizona Coyotes center Alexander Burmistrov was taken off the ice on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.

With Miller in the dressing room and Boston a man down for three minutes, the Bruins scored three goals in the last 13 minutes of the second - including a pair jut 1:44 apart at the end of the period - to pull away. Following the open-ice impact, Burmistrov remained motionless on the ice for several moments.

It was the 10th straight victory for the Bruins (33-24-6) over the Coyotes (22-33-7), who haven't won in Boston since 2009.

The next 20 minutes had much more action, starting with Arizona tying the game at one three-and-a-half minutes into the period when Peter Holland beat Tuukka Rask.

It took just over three minutes for the scoring to get started for the home team when Colin Miller was fed a attractive pass from David Pastrnak to light the lamp for the 1-0 lead.

Bruins: Host the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

  • Julie Sanders