"After a breath of not so fresh air on Friday night against the Arizona Coyotes, the Boston Bruins were looking to rebound quickly against a team they saw earlier in the week: Bruce Cassidy’s Vegas Golden Knights. After losing to Cassidy and Vegas on Monday night, the Bruins made sure it didn’t happen again, winning 3-1 to improve to 22-4-1 on the season."
Taylor Hall said the following postgame:
"“We needed to reset. It was a tough ending to the game, a game that we thought we played pretty well, and have a short memory. A building that’s not easy to play in and a team that has motivation to beat us.”"
Much like Monday’s game, Vegas had the opening salvo, with Mark Stone converting on a power play chance to give the Knights a 1-0 lead, which lasted through the end of the first period.
When the second period started, the momentum started to shift towards Boston. Captain Patrice Bergeron put a stamp on it with his signature goal from the slot, tying the game on his 10th goal of the season.
It remained a tie game through the rest of the second period. Just 2:10 into the third period, Jake Debrusk took a slick feed from Pavel Zacha and made no mistake, burying the eventual game winning goal to put the Bruins ahead 2-1.
Getting a key insurance goal later in the period was Weymouth’s own Charlie Coyle. His eighth goal of the season put the Bruins ahead 3-1, a lead they would hold on to.
After the first shot on goal went through, Linus Ullmark stopped the next 30 shots he faced, recording a fantastic .968 save percentage to backstop the Bruins to a win, including some big saves throughout the course of the game. He improves to 16-1-0, with his eight straight wins tying a career high, which he set in the first eight games of this year.
He was a thorn in the Bruins side on Monday, it was Logan Thompson once again in goal for Vegas. Thompson did his typical play really well thing, keeping the Knights in it for most of the night. He stopped 24 of the 27 shots he faced, but his offense couldn’t solve Ullmark on the other end.
Next up on the docket is a return to Causeway Street for a Tuesday night home showdown against the New York Islanders. The Islanders sit in fourth place in the Metropolitan Division with a 17-12-0 record entering play on Monday.