Bruins cool the Jets in Regulation; 3-2 Win


Feb 17, 2012; Winnipeg, MB, CAN; Boston Bruins goalie

Tuukka Rask

(40) makes a save off a shot from Winnipeg Jets forward

Evander Kane

(9) during the second period at the MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Whatever happened in Buffalo is obviously left behind in Buffalo, the Bruins cool off the Jets 3-2 in regulation for their 9th win of the season. The Bruins (9-2-2-) and Jets (5-8-1) played their typical back and forth style of hockey we’ve seen since the return of the Jets last September. The Winnipeg Jets opened up the scoring in the second period on a rebound  goal by Alexander Burmistrov, the Bruins tied the game some 9 minutes later with a deflection goal by Tyler Seguin to make it 1-1.

Evander Kane added another rebound goal to give the Jets the second lead of the night. Daniel Paille would add a deflection goal from a Johnny Boychuk point shot with 01.5 left in the second period. The Bruins would add a powerplay goal by Brad Marchand in the third period and that would be all she wrote for the Winnipeg Jets.

Jay Pandolfo debuted in his first game as a Boston Bruin. Playing alongside Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton on fourth line duties, the veteran Pandolfo played his physical defensive brand of play he is known for. Other line switches saw Peverly on second line duties and Paille on third line duties. Chris Bourque got his first top 6 minutes of the season playing with David Krejci and Nathan Horton on the second line near the end of the second period and for the third period. Bourque played calm and collective on the second line setting up a lot of plays for Krejci and Horton, and we may  see him log top 6 minutes again in the future after tonight.

Tuukka Rask was the starting goalie tonight, posting 22 saves on 24 shots and a .917 SV%. Ondrej Pavalec went 23 for 26 with a .885 SV%. The Boston Bruins scored on their first and only powerplay of the game on a breakaway backhander by Brad Marchand which turned out to be the game winning goal.

The Boston Bruins are headed off to Tampa Bay to face up against Steven Stamkos and the Lightning next.