The Boston Bruins picked up a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets Friday night, as the B’s stay hot and bounce back from their loss Wednesday in Minnesota. Jack Studnicka also debuted on Boston’s top line.
Neither team got on the board until five minutes into the second period, when Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk went tic-tac-toe on a 2-on-1, with Marchand potting DeBrusk’s cross-crease pass to put the Bruins on the board. Less than three minutes later Trent Frederic tucked one in to make it 2-0, Bruins.
The Jets would finally strike back two and a half minutes into the third, as Alex Svechnikov cut into the slot before pulling it back into his hip pocket and ripping it past Linus Ullmark. Less than two minutes later Winnipeg tied it as Nikolaj Ehlers was fed at the right faceoff dot before walking in and putting it by Ullmark on the far post to tie it, at 2-2.
The Bruins would respond on the power play with just under five minutes left though in the contest, as Matt Grzeylcyk’s shot at the point rebounded off Connor Helebuyck’s pad, and after second and third tries from Bruins in front, Taylor Hall was able to put it away and give Boston the 3-2 lead. With 30 seconds left, the Bruins put the game on ice as Charlie McAvoy put home the empty netter.
The Bruins move to 38-19-5 on the year and will receive a two-day rest before taking on the Canadiens Monday, at 7:00 p.m. ET — in what the Bruins hope is Patrice Bergeron’s return.