The Boston Bruins peppered Marc-Andre Fleury all night long, dominating most of the action. Fleury stood on his head until Matt Grzelcyk scored the game-winner in overtime to lift the B’s to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday night.
Boston outshot the Hawks 48-20, as the Bruins are now 10-1-1 in their last 12.
Both teams would get their first of the night in the third period. Patrice Bergeron batted one out of the air and in following several rebounds off Fleury, as Boston got on the board first five minutes into the third.
But, while it was a rather easy night for Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark, five minutes following Bergeron’s goal, Chicago did get on the board. Caleb Jones’ slapper from the point ricocheted off Brandon Hagel’s twig and past Ullmark to tie it up at 1-1.
It seemed as if Boston did take the 2-1 lead another five minutes later, as Charlie Coyle picked up a puck in the slot following a bounce off a skate, and wristed it past Fleury. However, it was controversially called off due to apparent contact and crease violation from Erik Haula — though he didn’t really ever seem to make contact and was barely in the crease.
It would be sent to overtime though, and the goal being called off earlier became a moot point as Taylor Hall, a minute and a half into overtime, slid a cross-ice pass over to Grzelcyk, who one-timed it past Fleury for the win.
Boston will take on the Wild Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET, in a back-to-back for Boston.
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