Coyle collected a trio of assists in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals in a 6-2 win over Carolina on Sunday. The Bruins forward has found the scoresheet in three straight games, totalling five points over that span. The three helpers in Game 2 -- one of which came on a Boston power play -- moves Coyle up to 12 points through 15 playoff games.
Coyle finished with two goals, including the game-winner, as Boston defeated Columbus 3-2 in overtime in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series Thursday. Coyle is now up to five goals in these playoffs, seven shy of his regular season total. First, the 27-year-old tied the game after Columbus had taken the lead with two goals over a 13-second span in the third. Coyle then scored his second of the evening in overtime, sending the Boston faithful home happy. He also dished out three hits in the win.
Coyle scored a power-play goal but it wasn't enough, as Toronto defeated Boston 3-2 in Game 3 of the best-of-seven series Monday. Coyle capped off a five-goal second period with his second in as many games, cutting the deficit to one with 38 seconds left in the second period. Unfortunately for the visitors, that's as close as they would get, with neither team able to score over the final 20 minutes. Coyle will now look to make it three straight games with a goal when the teams reconvene for Game 4 on Wednesday.
Coyle threw a game-high seven hits during Thursday's 4-1 loss in Game 1 to the Maple Leafs. That ties a career high for Coyle as well -- he had seven hits during a 2015 playoff game against the Blackhawks, when he was a member of the Wild. Unfortunately for the B's, Coyle's physical play couldn't turn the game around as they dropped Game 1 of the series.
Coyle built a three-game point streak with an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Rangers. After only two points in his first 13 games with the Bruins, the Massachusetts native has found the scoresheet in his last three games. Coyle -- and the rest of the Bruins depth -- has found a new gear as the team gets healthy. Although head coach Bruce Cassidy shuffled the lines throughout the game, Coyle remained as the third line center with second unit power-play time. With the top six providing almost all of the offense, Coyle won't have much of an offensive impact going forward unless he moves up the lineup.
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