Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - David Backes scored the game-winner in the sixth round of a shootout to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights. Boston extended its season-best winning streak to seven games, including the first four games of its western road swing. The Bruins are on an 8-1-1 road win streak. They last won seven straight games during a 12-game streak in 2014.
(AP) - The Boston Bruins have acquired center Charlie Coyle from the Minnesota Wild for center Ryan Donato and a conditional fifth-round pick. Coyle represents a significant forward upgrade for Boston, which has won six in a row to move into second place in the Atlantic Division. The 26-year-old Coyle has 10 goals and 18 assists this season but no points in his past seven games.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Devon Daniels had 19 points and 11 rebounds to help North Carolina State beat Boston College 89-80 in overtime. Torin Dorn added 17 points for the Wolfpack, who blew a 14-point second-half lead and had to survive BC's shot for the win at the end of regulation. Nik Popovic had 18 points to lead the Eagles.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Maceo Jack had 20 points as George Washington defeated UMass 79-67. Armel Potter had 19 points for George Washington (8-18, 4-9 Atlantic 10 Conference), which snapped its four-game losing streak.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Katie Lou Samuelson scored a season-high 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 3 UConn routed Memphis 102-45 to remain unbeaten in six seasons of American Athletic Conference play. Napheesa Collier added 22 points and 12 rebounds, for the Huskies, who improved to 10-0 against the overmatched Tigers.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Nate Watson tied his career high with 21 points as Providence topped St. John's 78-59. Alpha Diallo had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Providence. Isaiah Jackson added 11 points and nine rebounds. Maliek White had 11 points for the home team.
BOSTON (AP) - The Celtics were expected to challenge the Warriors for the NBA crown. That could still happen though right now they're looking up at Milwaukee and Toronto in the East. After some early struggles, Boston won 12 of its final 15 games before the All-Star break. But they still struggle at times with cohesion as they enter the stretch run of the regular season.
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