FanDuel Champion Frank Borawski Boston’s FanDuel Champion: Frank Borawski Thomas_Menino,_Mayor_of_Boston Mayor Menino: We Salute You and the City of Boston Thanks You World Series Cardinals Red Sox Baseball Red Sox Sign Koji Uehara to 2-Year, $18 Million Deal Connelly’s Top Ten: Just Enjoy!

Bruins Overcome Slow Start to Ground Jets

Rich Peverley #49 of the Boston Bruins celebrates a goal against the Winnipeg Jets at the TD Garden on November 26, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Winnipeg made some early noise, but in the end, Boston came roaring back to defeat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2. Tim Thomas made a great 5-hole save early on during the first Winnipeg power play on a tough shot, but the Jets later came roaring through the neutral zone before Boston knew what hit them, resulting in a 1-0 lead for the Jets. And if that weren’t enough, Winnipeg put a slap shot in 39 seconds later to take a 2-0 lead. Boston was forced to take their timeout to recover, and things didn’t look good.

In the final portion of the period, though, Boston got a few good 2-on-1 opportunities that they could convert. After the tough play got them a power play on an interference call, Zdeno Chara fired in a slap shot bobbled a bit at the net to cut the deficit in half before the period’s end.

Boston nearly tied the game with 15:17 left in the 2nd, and should have. They put the puck in the goal in a scramble, but the referees had blown the puck dead immediately on the scramble’s beginning, robbing Boston of the tying goal. Boston did end up getting the tying goal shortly thereafter on a shorthanded bid. They had several such bids before Chris Kelly tucked in a goal after Winnipeg goalie Ondrej Pavelec was sprawled out following a save. Kelly also gave Boston the lead late in the 2nd on a quick attack.

The Bruins kept up the pressure in the 3rd, forcing Pavelec to make some great saves before Winnipeg got their chance at Thomas. Adam McQuaid did his best impression of a secret service agent leaping in front of an assassin’s bullet at the time to knock away a shot while Thomas was occupied.

Neither side could do anything despite many opportunities from then on out, but when Winnipeg had to pull their goalie to try to make up the goal on their deficit, Boston immediately seized the puck and tucked in an empty net insurance goal that put the game too far out of reach for Winnipeg.

JERRY!! JERRY!! Moment of the Game

Sadly, there were no fights. Almost, though.

Coach’s Corner

“We weren’t really skating; we were doing a lot of watching.” – Claude Julien on why he used Boston’s timeout after going down 2-0 early

Scoring Summary

1st Period
9:31 WPG EVANDER KANE (10) BACKHAND – ASST: D. BYFUGLIEN (11) AND B. WHEELER (11)
10:10 WPG DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN (5) SLAP – ASST: J. SLATER (2) AND J. JAFFRAY (1)
16:38 BOS PPG – ZDENO CHARA (4) SLAP – ASST: D. KREJCI (7) AND D. SEIDENBERG (4)
2nd Period
7:28 BOS SHG – CHRIS KELLY (8) WRIST – ASST: R. PEVERLEY (9)
16:26 BOS CHRIS KELLY (9) SLAP – ASST: B. POULIOT (1) AND R. PEVERLEY (10)
3rd Period
18:51 BOS EN – BRAD MARCHAND (8) WRIST – ASST: NONE

Penalty Summary

1st Period
4:26 BOS TYLER SEGUIN : TOO MANY MEN/ICE – BENCH – 2 MIN
16:00 WPG DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN : INTERFERENCE – 2 MIN
18:23 WPG ZACH BOGOSIAN : INTERFERENCE – 2 MIN
19:23 BOS JOE CORVO : HOLDING – 2 MIN
2nd Period
5:52 BOS NATHAN HORTON : TRIPPING – 2 MIN
10:45 BOS BRAD MARCHAND : HOOKING – 2 MIN
11:52 WPG ZACH BOGOSIAN : DELAYING GAME-PUCK OVER GLASS – 2 MIN
13:32 WPG ALEXANDER BURMISTROV : BOARDING – 2 MIN
18:11 WPG ERIC FEHR : HOOKING – 2 MIN
18:11 WPG ERIC FEHR : UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT – 2 MIN
3rd Period
NONE

Goalie Stats

Goalie Save Total TOI
WPG Ondrej Pavelec (L) 32/35 59:04
BOS Tim Thomas (W) 40/42 60:00

Shots on Goal

1st 2nd 3rd Total
WPG 12 14 16 42
BOS 15 11 10 36

Game Notes

  • This was the third straight game in which Boston allowed the first goal.
  • Boston now has a +18 goal differential in the 3rd period.
  • Boston has also now won 10 straight against the Jets/Thrashers.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Discussion

No comments for “Bruins Overcome Slow Start to Ground Jets”

Post a comment