Boston Bruins: Come From Behind To Beat Winnipeg Jets

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 22: Nick Foligno #17 of the Boston Bruins reacts after scoring a goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at the TD Garden on December 22, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Fluharty/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 22: Nick Foligno #17 of the Boston Bruins reacts after scoring a goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at the TD Garden on December 22, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Fluharty/Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit

The Boston Bruins have won their last three games after rallying back to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 at TD Garden. The B’s got off to a slow start in the game after allowing Mark Scheifele to score just under two minutes into the opening period.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – DECEMBER 22: Mark Scheifele #55 of the Winnipeg Jets celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period at the TD Garden on December 22, 2022, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Fluharty/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – DECEMBER 22: Mark Scheifele #55 of the Winnipeg Jets celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period at the TD Garden on December 22, 2022, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Fluharty/Getty Images) /

Winnipeg increased its lead to two goals after Jansen Harkins scored his third of the season. Boston entered the dressing room being outshot by a margin of 13-10, but more importantly, they were being outplayed. The Bruins’ veteran leaders would again have to rally the troops.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – DECEMBER 22: Nick Foligno #17 of the Boston Bruins and Dylan Samberg #54 of the Winnipeg Jets battle for the puck during the first period at the TD Garden on December 22, 2022, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Fluharty/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – DECEMBER 22: Nick Foligno #17 of the Boston Bruins and Dylan Samberg #54 of the Winnipeg Jets battle for the puck during the first period at the TD Garden on December 22, 2022, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Fluharty/Getty Images) /

Boston got the bounce it desperately needed when David Pastrnak put the puck in the back of the net after a crazy bounce on a dump-in from Nick Foligno. Pastrnak’s goal also extended his point streak to 10 games, as he became the fourth player in Bruins team history to have at least six 10-game point streaks.

The top team in the NHL knotted the game at two apiece after Jake DeBrusk scored on the power play. DeBrusk was able to tip a feed from Pastrnak past Connor Hellebuyck, who finished the night with 36 saves on 39 shots. DeBrusk’s 12th goal also resulted in the 200th point of his career.

https://twitter.com/NHL/status/1606106509163003904?s=20&t=oQr-EW1dKqIQdvouphyJzA

Boston then took their first lead in the third period after Foligno ripped a quick shot from the slot for his sixth goal. Foligno had been rewarded for his strong play by head coach Jim Montgomery with a promotion to the third line with Charlie Coyle and Trent Frederic.

Jeremy Swayman shut down the Jets’ offense for the remainder of the game (and looked mighty good doing it while continuing to break in his new pads for the Winter Classic) as he stopped 25 of the 27 shots he faced in the win.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – DECEMBER 22: Jake DeBrusk #74 of the Boston Bruins crashes into the net behind Jeremy Swayman #1 during the third period of a game against the Winnipeg Jets at the TD Garden on December 22, 2022, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Fluharty/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – DECEMBER 22: Jake DeBrusk #74 of the Boston Bruins crashes into the net behind Jeremy Swayman #1 during the third period of a game against the Winnipeg Jets at the TD Garden on December 22, 2022, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Fluharty/Getty Images) /

The Bruins are about halfway through their home schedule and have dominated almost every team from the drop of the puck. Boston is 18-0-2 at the TD Garden, leading the NHL with 54 points. The B’s will be looking to extend their winning streak to four games when they visit the New Jersey Devils in the final game before the Christmas break.