Bruins Win Minnesota Matinee Over Wild

By BRIAN HALL
Associated Press

        ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – David Krejci broke a tie in the second period and Jonas Gustavsson made 31 saves to help the Boston Bruins beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Saturday.

        Minnesota fired coach Mike Yeo after the game, and promoted John Torchetti from their Iowa affiliate in the American Hockey League as interim coach.

        The Wild have lost seven in a row and 13 of 14. They tied the longest home winless streak in franchise history at eight games (0-5-3).

        Krejci added an assist in Boston’s sixth straight road victory. The Bruins are second in the NHL with 39 road points.

        Brad Marchand, Loui Eriksson and Zdeno Chara also scored for Boston. Marchand has scored in six straight games and has 12 goals in his last 12 games.

        Thomas Vanek and Mike Reilly scored for Minnesota, and Darcy Kuemper made 15 saves.
 
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