Phoenix Coyotes defeat Boston Bruins, 4-1

GLENDALE, Ariz. - If you ask Ottawa’s Chris Neil and Carolina’s Jay Harrison - who have been on the wrong (meaning bloody) end of Milan Lucic scraps this year - they’ll tell you about the force the Bruins winger delivers with his punches.

But it looks as though Lucic won’t be dropping the gloves in the near future.

Lucic missed the Bruins’ 4-1 loss to the Coyotes last night because of a broken right index finger. According to coach Claude Julien, he suffered the break d...

Even before the Bruins’ 4-1 loss Saturday in Phoenix, a game in which Boston showed zero fight once the Coyotes made it 2-0, Peter Chiarelli was not pleased with the atmosphere surrounding his players.

They were too comfortable, believed the general manager. Too sleepy. Too full of themselves following an Eastern Conference regular-season crown. Too confident that with a flick of a switch, they could turn things on and revert to the 2008-09 version - which, considering ...

GLENDALE, Ariz. - They skated well. They played a structured, defense-first system. They were stout in front of their goalie. They scored timely goals. Last night, that team was the Coyotes, who played nothing like an organization whose future remains in doubt.

The Coyotes, up by a goal after 20 minutes, scored three more in the second to wrench control of the game, claiming a 4-1 win over the Bruins before 9,162 fans at Jobing.com Arena. The Bruins are 3-4-0 and return...