After coming off Sunday’s tough lost against the Devils, the Bruins were looking for revenge on Tuesday night. The Bruins have had a tough go against New Jersey this season. Before tonight they have been 1-3-1 and haven’t beaten the Devils since January 14th. Marchand was also back from COVID protocols and Carlo was back from injuries.
A minute and a half in Miles Wood beats Halak low glove getting the Devils a 1-0 Lead on his 11th of the year.
Boston had the pressure for the next 4 minutes and only 4 minutes and 27 seconds later Ritchie and a backhand pass from Krejci, Ritchie shot the puck at the left circle and tied the game at 1 on Ritchie’s 10th goal of the year. It also ended the long long streak of Boston not having a even strength goal against the Devils after 16 periods.
A weird bounce off of Kuhlman gave Michael McLeod a break and went backhand on Halak to give the Devils a 2-1 Lead. No defensemen could catch up to the speedy McLeod who gets his 5th of the season.
After one period Boston wasn’t playing great but no to bad. The second period came along four minutes in New Jersey was all over Boston. Bratt would shoot from the blue and Zajac deflects it up high beating Halak making it 3-1.
Zajac would pick up 5th of his season and his 200th in his long NHL career.
On a Bruins powerplay Bergeron set up Marchand between the hashmarks, and Marchand beat Blackwood down low making it 3-2. Marchand netted his 13th of the year.
Thinking the Bruins are back in just a minute and 18 after, Kyle Palmeri scored after another sloppy turnover by Lauzon to make it 4-2 Devils.
The Bruins came in to the third period playing great, making New Jersey’s defense work. Craig Smith shoots from the blue and Charlie Mcavoy gets the rebound scoring a great goal on Blackwood, he nets his 4th now making the Devils lead back to one at 4-3.
Just a few minutes later Matt Grzelyck right on the face off Smith passed back to Grzelyck and a one timer by Grzelyck who tied it at 4. Nick Ritchie was a big help while screening Blackwood not making him being able to see it.
Boston kept pushing and a few times there was great chances but there would need to be an Overtime. But Overtime wouldn’t be enough either. It would be sent to a shootout, and the Bruins would pull away with Pastrnak’s game winning goal in the shootout.
The Bruins have a day off on Wednesday, but get back to business on Thursday as they host the Penguins.