The Bruins scored three unanswered goals in the third period, coming back from a 2-0 deficit and holding on to beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Tuesday night at Rogers Place.
David Krejci netted the game-winner for Boston with just 1:04 remaining in the third period. It started with David Backes winning a puck battle in the corner, then feeding it to Danton Heinen parked behind the net. Heinen then found Krejci, who buried a wrister from the slot for his 11th goal of the season.
Despite falling behind 2-0 after two periods, the Bruins simply kept plugging away, peppering Oilers goalie Cam Talbot with a whopping 45 shots in total compared to just 20 for Edmonton.
Noel Acciari finally got the B’s on the board in the third period with his seventh goal of the season. Bursting down through the Oilers zone and around the net off a quick breakout from Torey Krug and Brandon Carlo, Acciari finished a wraparound attempt that bounced in off Ryan Strome’s skate.
Matt Grzelcyk tied things up just over seven minutes later, firing home a one-timer off a nifty backhand pass from Riley Nash. All Oilers defenders – and Talbot – lost Grzelcyk in the slot area, where he slapped the puck into a wide-open net.
Defensively, Zdeno Chara and the B’s excelled in limiting the ever-dangerous Connor McDavid (69 points on the season) to just two shots on goal in the game. However, one of McDavid’s shots was a point-blank opportunity that Anton Khudobin stopped with a spectacular lunging pad save:
The Bruins (37-13-8) now get three days off before taking on the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday night.