BOSTON — A.J. Greer had two objectives and an lend a hand, and the Boston Bruins received their 19th straight recreation against the Arizona Coyotes with a 6-3 victory at TD Garden on Saturday.
It used to be the primary multipoint NHL recreation for Greer, who signed a two-year contract with Boston on July 13. He entered the evening with 8 issues (two objectives, six assists) in 48 profession video games.
“We’re only two games in, but I feel really good about where I’m at right now with my game,” Greer stated. “It’s not perfect, and it’s only gonna get better from here.”
Nick Foligno, Pavel Zacha and Charlie Coyle every had a function and an lend a hand, and Jeremy Swayman made 21 saves for Boston (2-0-0), which hasn’t misplaced to Arizona since Oct. 9, 2010.
“In a lot of areas, we were better tonight, and we played a team that was hungry,” Bruins trainer Jim Montgomery stated. “Things didn’t go really well in [the Coyotes’] first game (6-2 loss to Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday). Human nature is they’re going to come back, and they did. They played really hard. You could tell how physical they were and how hard they were going to try to go to our net, and I like how we responded.”
Clayton Keller, Josh Brown and Shayne Gostisbehere scored for Arizona (0-2-0), which is 0-18-1 against Boston throughout the streak. Karel Vejmelka made 37 saves.
“We were right there. It’s tough to swallow because we believe so much and have worked so hard,” Coyotes trainer Andre Tourigny stated. “I like in the first period our urgency, and we were engaged and we’re battling, so we were there. We built our confidence throughout the game.”
Zacha gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead at 4:03 of the primary duration, taking pictures into an open web at the energy play after Foligno’s preliminary shot caromed to him off the put up. Foligno’s lend a hand at the play used to be his five hundredth NHL level.
Coyle made it 2-0 at 18:24. Trent Frederic managed the puck after Greer pressured a turnover in the impartial zone and handed to a streaking Coyle, who scored brief facet from the appropriate circle.
Keller lower it to 2-1 at 6:21 of the second one duration, beating Swayman with a one-timer from the appropriate circle at the energy play, however Foligno tipped in some extent shot from Connor Clifton to push it 3-1 at 14:03.
Brown made it 3-2 at 2:58 of the 3rd duration. Dylan Guenther, who used to be making his NHL debut, had the secondary lend a hand at the play.
“I thought we played really well,” stated Guenther, the No. 9 pick out in the 2021 NHL Draft. “Obviously, not the outcome we want, but, you know, I think that’s a step in the right direction.”
Gostisbehere tied it 3-3 at 5:42, intercepting a go from Zacha in the impartial zone earlier than taking pictures five-hole on a short-handed breakaway.
“Goals are going to go in, that’s the nature of the game,” Swayman stated. “You want to make timely saves, (and) obviously I want those two back. However, I knew that there was going to be more chances to get, and I was going to do everything I can to shut the door.”
Derek Forbort put the Bruins again in entrance 4-3 with a shot from the left circle at 9:29.
Greer then made it 5-3 at 12:49 earlier than including an empty-net function at 17:12 for the 6-3 ultimate.
“Nice to get off to a good start,” Foligno stated. “I like what our lines are all doing, that’s been the most fun. Every time every line’s stepping over the boards, the identity that we have, it’s exactly what we preached in training camp.”
NOTES: Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo (higher frame) left the sport past due in the primary duration following a collision against the forums with Coyotes ahead Liam O’Brien. Montgomery didn’t have an replace postgame. … Coyotes defenseman Conor Timmins (higher frame) left in the primary duration. Tourigny additionally didn’t have an replace postgame.