By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
The Bruins saved a franchise record for last on Saturday night, as Patrice Bergeron’s overtime power-play goal pushed the Black and Gold’s power-play goal streak to 13 games and by the Islanders in a 3-2 final at the Barclays Center.
Before Bergeron sealed the deal on the Black and Gold’s third straight victory, Jake DeBrusk and John Moore got the B’s on the board, while Tuukka Rask stopped 35-of-37, including 22-of-23 over the final 40 minutes of action.
Captain Zdeno Chara returned to the Boston lineup after missing Thursday’s game due to an issue with his surgically-repaired jaw and finished with three blocked shots and a pair of hits in 19:47 of time on ice.
But because the Bruins can’t seem to have nice things, Chara’s return was soured by an injury to Boston defender Matt Grzelcyk, who took a heavy slash to the back of the knee from the Isles’ Derick Brassard in the first period and did not return.
With the win, the Bruins improved to 6-0-0 all-time at the Barclays Center. The Bruins are one of two NHL franchises yet to suffer a loss in Brooklyn, with the Chicago Blackhawks being the other.
But more importantly, the Bruins moved back into a tie with the Capitals for the most points in the NHL, with 65.
The Bruins will head to Philadelphia for a Monday night meeting with the Flyers. Philadelphia won the only prior 2019-20 head-to-head by way of a 3-2 shootout final on TD Garden ice back on Nov. 11.