David Pastrnak’s Late Game-Winner vs. Blackhawks Was a ‘Nice Turn of Events’ For Bruins


The Boston Bruins picked up a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday, as Jack Ahcan scored his first NHL goal before David Pastrnak scored the game-winner with just 17 seconds left in the game.

After giving up a late goal against the Kings Monday that ended up costing Boston a point with Los Angeles winning it in overtime, Bruce Cassidy says it was a nice turn of events for the Bruins.

“We kept after it offensively and for us to score one late, all the ones we’ve given up late, yeah, that’s a nice turn of events for us,” said Cassidy.

Despite allowing a third-period goal earlier in the period, Cassiday acknowledges that Boston still had an “attack mentality.”

“Well, I think we had an attack mentality. I thought Taylor Hall’s line really picked it up in the third, he got skating more, attacked through the middle of the ice,” Cassidy said. “We were playing to win the hockey game, which I like.”

Pastrnak, who had a pair of goals that included his game-winner, spoke about the victory. The second-liner credited Jeremy Swayman for some “huge” saves late despite allowing three goals.

“Yeah, obviously, they are a high-skilled team so it was a big bounce back for us,” Pastrnak said. “I think overall (Swayman) made some huge saves there even after they scored so obviously he kept us in the game and the last minute, that was huge.”

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