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Bruins Hold Off Oilers, 3-2, Despite 12 Minutes in The Box

Bruins vs. Oilers

The Boston Bruins traveled to Edmonton to play the Oilers on Thursday night. The gold and black entered the game on a three-game point streak following a shootout loss against Vancouver on Wednesday.

Despite all the penalties the Bruins suffered they would pull out a 3-2 win against the Oilers. Linus Ullmark looked amazing, saving 41 shots out of 43 total.

Linus Ullmark got the start in net for the Bruins and started out in the first period stopping all 13 shots by the Oilers. A two-minute roughing penalty caused by Nick Foligno would actually lead to a Bruins short-handed goal by Brad Marchand. Even though the Bruins looked sluggish on the offense half, the defense looked to be the story of the first, blocking four shots.

Jake Debrusk would capitalize off the power play to open up the second period. It was Debrusk’s first goal in his hometown and while having his dad, Louie Debrusk calls his sons goal on the Edmonton broadcast. The Bruins would continue penalty issues into the second period. A holding penalty on Eric Haula by Zack Hyman would lead to a power-play goal by Leon Draisaitl and cut the Bruins lead in half after 40 minutes.

Penalties once again plagued the Bruins in the third period. With two penalties in 9:50 into the third, the Oilers would tie it up with another Draisaitl power-play goal. The Bruins would re-take the lead off a goal by defenseman Matt Grzelcyk. The Bruins will hold off a late push by Edmonton to win 3-2.

Star of the game: Linus Ullmark

Ullmark would post a .953 save percentage and made multiple fantastic stops including a pad save on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

The Bruins will take on the Calgary Flames to close out their Canada trip. The Bruins look to continue their point streak to five games after extending it to four against Edmonton.

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