Bruins pull out OT winner, despite not playing their best hockey

By: Jordan Kneen

For large parts of Wednesday nights win, it looked as though it just wasn’t the Bruins night, but all of that turned around with 1:26 to go in the third period.

With the goalie having been pulled a minute earlier, the Bruins set up shop in their offensive zone, looking to get pucks on net. With 1:31 remaining in regulation and the Bruins trailing 2-1. Torrey Krug circled with the puck near the blue line. He dumped it off to Brad Marchand who spotted David Pastrnak waltzing in towards the back post. A quick pass was all it took and Pastrnak buried it and sent the game to overtime.

The goal was redemption for Pastrnak who gave up a shorthanded goal earlier in the period to Dylan Larkin when he pinched up in an attempt to keep the puck in the zone. He was unsuccessful and Larkin converted his one-on-one chance against Tukka Risk and took a 2-1 lead.

From the moment the Bruins pulled their goalie however, all was forgotten. Pastrnak knotted it up 2-2, and the two teams headed to overtime.

It didn’t take long for the Bruins to strike. 30 seconds into the period the Red Wings turned over the puck. Marchand got the puck out to Krug and created a 2-on-1 opportunity. As Krug skated towards the offensive zone he did a great job of angling towards the boards to create separation for Marchand skating beside him. Krug flipped the puck over to Marchand who calmly went around the Detroit goalie and put the puck in the net.

After collecting the two points in Detroit, the Bruins now sit in third place in the Atlantic Division with 34 points in 28 games played. They have also developed a nice four point cushion on Montreal and still have 3 games in hand over the Canadians. The Bruins will play the Washington Capitals tonight at the TD Garden.

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