Bruins Game Report: Jake DeBrusk’s 2 Goals Lift Boston Past Kraken, 3-2, in OT


It was a tightly-contested affair Thursday night in Seattle, but the move of Jake DeBrusk to the top line seems rather successful. The winger scored two goals Thursday night, including the game-winner in overtime to give the Boston Bruins the 3-2 win over the Seattle Kraken.

DeBrusk shifted to the top line — with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron — after Bruce Cassidy shifted some pieces around. That turned out to be a very successful move as DeBrusk, who’s been involved in trade rumors ever since requesting a trade earlier in the season, was the main reason for Boston’s win Thursday.

Boston found themselves on a four-minute power play early, but Mark Giordano cashed in for the Kraken with a shorthanded tally after an ugly Boston. DeBrusk responded though late in the first period, scoring a baseball goal where he batted the game-tying goal in to make it 1-1.

David Pastrnak would stay hot, giving the Bruins the lead not too far into the second. Charlie McAvoy fed Pastrnak with a cross-ice pass that Pastrnak one-timed home to make it 2-1 Bruins.

Seattle would tie it right back up again late in the second though as Jordan Eberle walked in and snuck one past Linus Ullmark, top shelf, on the backhand to make it even at 2s.

Both sides would trade chances in the third, but overtime would be the result of a 2-2 knot in regulation. DeBrusk, just a minute into the fourth period, skated down the left side, sneaking one by Philip Grubauer for the overtime winner.

Thursday night kicked off a six-game west coast road trip for Boston. The Bruins are right at it Saturday night against the Sharks, in San Jose, at 10:00 p.m. EST.

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