Two areas that have been season-long struggles for the Bruins helped rescue them from defeat in wintry Winnipeg.
Tyler Seguin busted out for a first period goal that got the Bruins’ offensive engine humming and the much maligned B’s power play produced a Brad Marchand goal in the third period that led Boston to a 3-2 victory at the MTS Centre.
Tuukka Rask and the Bruins held off a last minute storm from the Jets trying to tie it when it appeared Zach Redmond might have tied the game – but the puck never crossed the goal and it happened just after time expired.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Bruins and dumped the Jets into last place in the Eastern Conference.
After a scoreless first period the Bruins and Winnipeg Jets jumped into it in the middle 20 minutes. Alex Burmistrov led off the scoring when he beat Dougie Hamilton to the rebound of a Zach Bogosian point shot and snapped it past Tuukka Rask to put Winnipeg on the board. The Bruins responded with Tyler Seguin’s third goal of the season – a score of the grittier variety that saw him redirect a Zdeno Chara shot from the high slot area in the middle of high traffic.
The Jets jumped back on top when blown Boston defensive coverage left Evander Kane all by himself in front of the net for a pair of point blank shots before he buried the second one. Boston once again stormed right back and Daniel Paille tipped a Johnny Boychuk right point shot to tie things up again with 1.5 seconds to go in the second period.
That set up Marchand’s early heroics in the third period.
Marchand's goal gets Bruins past Jets, 3-2
CSN New England | Feb 18