The Boston Bruins picked up a 3-2 overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday night as Jake DeBrusk scored two goals, including the game-winner. But, Boston lost both David Pastrnak and Trent Frederic early due to injuries.
Columbus would get on the board first though, as Emil Bemstrom picked up a free puck in the neutral zone and walked in before sniping one top shelf past Linus Ullmark. But, DeBrusk tied it up with just under two minutes left in the first period as Charlie McAvoy made a pass from the defensive zone circle to DeBrusk at the Jackets’ blue line and sent him on a breakaway, and he walked in and put it past Elvis Merzlikins.
Craig Smith then put the Bruins ahead eight minutes into the second as his wrister from the point snuck by a screened Merzlikins. The Jackets had an answer though as Jakub Voracek found Zack Werenski at the faceoff dot to tie it with just 15 seconds left in the period.
Neither team could create any scoring in the third period as it was sent to overtime, where Hampus Lindholm fed DeBrusk before DeBrusk ended it with a game-winner.
The win moves Boston to 43-20-5 on the season, and it’s the Bruins’ third straight as they begin the four-game road trip successfully.
Out of town scoreboard
The Bruins (93 points) have tied the Lightning (93) after their loss to the Maple Leafs, though Toronto (95) remains ahead of both after the win over Tampa Bay.
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