GLENDALE, Ariz. — Brad Marchand scored twice, Tuukka Rask stopped 31 shots and the Boston Bruins used a quick start to beat the reeling Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Saturday night and avoid a winless trip.

Kevan Miller, Simon Gagne and Loui Eriksson also scored for Boston, which won at Arizona to finish 1-3 on its western trip.

Marchand scored 58 seconds in and added his team-best eighth goal late in the second period that chased Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk.

Joe Vitale’s second-period goal ended Arizona’s 185:34 scoring drought at home. The Coyotes lost their seventh straight on home ice for the longest home skid since the franchise moved to Arizona in 1996.

Mikkel Boedker added a power-play goal early in the third period for the Coyotes.

Coming off a sluggish 7-4 loss at San Jose on Thursday night, Bruins Coach Claude Julien tweaked the lineup and challenged his players’ pride following a lengthy practice Friday.


The Bruins responded – and quickly.

Dougie Hamilton picked off Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s pass in the neutral zone, and Marchand took Reilly Smith’s pass and beat Dubnyk short-side to put Boston ahead before a minute was played.

Boston went up 2-0 less than six minutes in when defenseman Miller knocked in his own rebound after a poor clear by Dubnyk behind the net.

Marchand’s second goal beat an out-of-position Dubnyk, making it 4-1 late in the second period. Tippett again turned to Smith, who quickly gave up Eriksson’s first goal in 13 games.

The Coyotes ended their long scoring drought when Vitale’s wrist shot beat Rask stick-side at 13:11 of the first period.

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