BOSTON — Tuukka Rask made 24 saves for his first shutout, David Krejci scored two goals and the Boston Bruins beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-0 Tuesday night for their first home win of the season.

Jimmy Hayes, Joe Morrow, Brett Connolly and Brad Marchand also scored for Boston, which had lost its first four homes games (0-3-1). Hayes, Loui Eriksson and Matt Beleskey each had two assists.

Mike Smith stopped 21 shots for the Coyotes, who played their fifth road game in eight days, finishing their trip at 2-2-1.

The Bruins also beat the Coyotes earlier this month, 5-3 in Arizona on Oct. 17.

Rask was barely tested in posting his 27th career shutout. He gave up 19 goals in Boston’s first four home games.

The Bruins jumped ahead 1-0 late in the first period when Krejci came into the zone on the left wing during a 2-on-1 break and faked a backhand pass before slipping a forehand shot past Smith.

Krejci has a point in each of the first eight games. He also scored Boston’s final goal in the last minute of the game.

They made it 2-0 early in the second. Beleskey fired a shot and Hayes banged home the rebound from the edge of the crease.

Morrow took a pass from Beleskey, spilt a pair of Coyotes’ players at the blue line and unloaded a rising wrist shot that went over the left shoulder of Smith, making it 3-0 with 2:31 left in the second.

Connelly took a drop pass from Marchand and fired a wrister between Smith’s pads midway into the third. Marchand added a power-play goal.

Arizona, playing its fifth game in eight days, seemed slow getting to the puck most of the game.


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