The Boston Bruins picked up a 4-3 win over the Predators Saturday afternoon, as Taylor Hall’s overtime winner against the Predators bumped up their win streak to five.
Craig Smith would start the scoring coming off a play that would have all five Bruins players touching the puck. Mike Reilly would show off an amazing backhanded goal to jump the Bruins to an early 2-0 lead. Many turnovers in the defensive zone would plague Boston in the first period, one of them would lead to a Colton Sissons goal to cut the Bruins lead to 2-1.
Ullmark blocked two massive shots from Roman Josi, one flying off his chest all the way to center ice.
Derek Forbort and Michael McCarron would drop the gloves at the beginning of the second period. Luke Kunin scored the lone goal of the second to tie it up at 2-2. A very frustrating 20 minutes for the B’s as they looked like they couldn’t get anything going in the offensive zone, and they wouldn’t find life until under two minutes of the second period.
Thanks to a hooking call on Tanner Jeannot; Brad Marchand would break the tie on the powerplay unit. The goal would mark nine straight 20 goal seasons for Marchand. It wouldn’t take long for the Preds to tie it, Josi would finally find the back of the net to level it at 3-3.
A very physical 60 minutes, which included a combined 91 hits, wasn’t enough to call this game. We will be getting bonus hockey.
Josi would start off the overtime period with a shot that would clang off the post and bounce to a wide open Marchand who would not find any help on the break. After that shot by Josi, the Bruins never gave up the puck again in overtime, as Jake Debrusk would have a one-on-one chance with Saros but just miss the net. It would be Hall who would score the game-winning goal off a rebound from David Pastrnak.
Bruins Star Player of the Game: Taylor Hall
Hall would be the hero to win the game and push the winning streak to five games. Hall logged 15:20 seconds of ice time and tally two points.
The Bruins have won the last eight out of nine games and five in a row. The gold and black will get two days off and continue play against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.