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Highlights: Coyle, Bruins defense spark B's to 4-1 victory over Rangers

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The Boston Bruins managed to avoid coming home from New York empty-handed.

After losing by a combined score of 13-4 against the New York Islanders and New York Rangers on Thursday and Friday night, the team took on the Rangers in a Sunday afternoon game.

Boston's offense got going early and Charlie Coyle had his best game of the season. He notched a nice-looking goal in the first period to open the scoring and later would score an empty-netter from just outside his defensive zone.

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More importantly for the Bruins, their defense held up well in this contest. They only let 21 shots get in on Tuukka Rask and the team's goaltender saved all but one of them.

This game was a physical one as well. Rangers goalie Alexander Georgiev missed more than half of the first period while being evaluated for a concussion after Nick Ritchie fell on his head. As the final horn sounded, Brendan Lemieux challenged Ritchie to a fight and the two squared off to put a bow on the B's victory.

Here are the highlights from the B's win:

FINAL SCORE: Bruins 4, Rangers 1

BOX SCORE

BRUINS RECORD: 12-5-2

HIGHLIGHTS

Charlie Coyle got the Bruins on the board first with a nifty goal:

Connor Clifton rips a wrist shot that Trent Frederic redirects on target to earn his second goal of the season:

Charlie McAvoy keeps the Bruins offense hot and extends their lead to 3-0:

 

Colin Blackwell gets the Rangers on the board in the third period:

UP NEXT:

Wednesday, March 3 vs. Washington Capitals, 7 p.m. ET