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Bruins edge Coyotes in overtime

Dec 29, 2011 - 5:52 AM
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Dennis Seidenberg scored 58 seconds into overtime and the Boston Bruins extended their winning streak to seven games Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.

David Krejci also scored for Boston and Tuukka Rask had 21 saves. The Bruins improved to 21-2-1 in their last 24 games dating back to November 1.

"It wasn't that many shots, but they had some good chances out there," said Rask. "Sometimes it's tough to stay sharp through 60 minutes and this was one of those nights."

Ray Whitney scored for the Coyotes, who lost their third straight and fell to 3-6-1 in their last 10. Jason LaBarbera allowed both goals on 29 shots.

"There were a lot of good things we did tonight. Unfortunately we got a bad break there at the end," said Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett. "We had a lot of people pour a lot into that game. Too bad we couldn't get two points out of it."

Seidenberg corralled the puck as it drifted into the slot and snapped a shot on net that deflected off Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris and went in. Bruins forward Chris Kelly, who had an assist on the goal, was also standing in front on a screen.

The Bruins, playing for the first time in five days, started a three-game road trip that includes games against Dallas and New Jersey.

They took a 1-0 lead just 47 seconds into the game when Krejci snapped a shot through LaBarbera after picking up a loose puck at the point.

Whitney tied the game with 4:44 remaining in the first period, slipping through four Boston players to beat Rask with a shot in close.

The goaltenders combined to make 15 saves in a scoreless period and 14 in the third to keep it a 1-1 game.

Game Notes

The Coyotes are headed out on four-game road trip that starts Thursday at Colorado. They play seven of their next eight games away from home...Phoenix didn't score on the game's only power play.