If you knew just a few facts about yesterday’s game at the Garden, you might not think the Bruins could come away with two points.
The contest was tightly — and you may say, questionably — officiated, with 13 minor penalties (including four boarding calls). The whistles seemed to take a little steam out of the B’s physical game. The Bruins also allowed two power-play goals, something they hadn’t done all season, and they fell into an early two-goal deficit. And if they were going to win the game, they were going to have to do so on the power play, something on which they hadn’t capitalized at home all season.
A recipe for a standings goose egg? Not this year.
The “Just win, baby” Bruins yet again found a path to a sixth consecutive victory. Brad Marchand’s team-leading 11th goal, and fourth game-winner, with 2:16 left in the third period lifted the B’s to a 3-2 victory. While they probably didn’t want to get into a power-play battle with the struggling but offensively potent Lightning, it was the Bruins’ second goal on the man-advantage that gave them the win.
Powerful B’s strike back, zap Lightning
Boston Herald | Mar 3