Charlie McAvoy, Charlie Coyle Give Bruins Lead On Third-Period Goals

Boston scored three goals within the first nine minutes of the final period

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BOSTON — Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy provided the game-tying tally on a third-period power play and Charlie Coyle scored two goals in a matter of three minutes to give Boston a 4-2 lead against the Montreal Canadiens at TD Garden.

First, McAvoy buried a wrist shot during a power play at 2:14 of the third. It tied the game 2-2 after the Bruins defenseman had previously tied the game 1-all during the second period.

Coyle then gave Boston a 3-2 lead less than four minutes later as he deflected in a bouncing puck at 5:58. Coyle’s goal, a bit of a quirky play, was unassisted.

But the Charlies weren’t done yet as Coyle extended Boston’s lead to 4-2 at 9:05 of the third period.

Big night for guys named Charlie.

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