Marchand Scores In Overtime, Bruins Beat Flames 2-1
Brad Marchand scored on a breakaway during the 3-on-3 overtime period as the Bruins beat the Flames 2-1 in Calgary on Monday.
After the Flames whiffed on a rush down near Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, Riley Nash blocked a pass attempt and knocked the puck forward through the neutral zone, where Marchand took the wide-open opportunity all the way to the Flames’ David Rittich. He backhanded the puck through the five-hole to give the Bruins the win.
Rask made 28 saves for the Bruins in all, many of the clutch variety. He made five in the OT period alone, including this sequence against the Flames’ Sam Bennett:
He also denied Johnny Gaudreau late in the third period on a deflection attempt:
David Pastrnak opened the scoring for the Bruins in the first period with his 22nd goal of the season and his first tally in seven games. After a mini-slump marked by inconsistency and sloppy play, Pastrnak had one of his better efforts of the season in Calgary.
The Bruins needed a rebound from their poor performance in Vancouver on Saturday, and they certainly got that. And when they weren’t at their best on Monday, Rask was there to bail them out.
Boston continues its road trip on Tuesday in Edmonton against Connor McDavid and the Oilers.
— By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
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