Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins

Nov 30, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; San Jose Sharks goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (29) has the puck go through his crease as Boston Bruins left wing Danton Heinen (43) looks on during the first period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Back in Boston and coming off back-to-back-to-back regulation losses for the first time since the 2021-22 season, the Bruins got the perfect gift of a ‘get right’ matchup with a visit from the league-worst San Jose Sharks.

And they handled it exactly how they were supposed to, too, as the Bruins got goals from three different scorers and ended their slide by way of a 3-0 final over San Jose.

  • Following a scoreless opening frame, the Bruins opened things up at the 1:39 mark of the middle frame when Danton Heinen zipped a puck through MacKenzie Blackwood following an excellent interception by Matt Poitras on an attempted zone clear by the Sharks to keep possession in Boston’s favor.

    For Heinen, it was his third goal of the season, and his seventh point of the season, and it also pushed the versatile winger’s recent run up to a stretch that’s included at least one point in five of his last six outings.

    Finally playing with a little bit of momentum under their blades, the Bruins doubled their lead less than seven minutes later, this time off a Jake DeBrusk finish for his fourth goal of the season.

  • The goals highlighted what was an absolutely dominant middle frame from the Bruins, as the Bruins landed a staggering 18 shots on the San Jose net throughout the period, and surrendered six at the other end.

  • Boston pushed their lead out to three in the third period, and at the 6:37 mark, with a power-play goal from Pavel Zacha, and with assists from David Pastrnak and Charlie McAvoy.

  • In goal, the Bruins’ Jeremy Swayman stopped all 26 shots thrown his way in a bounce-back victory after receiving an early hook in Monday’s loss to the Blue Jackets. It was Swayman’s second shutout of the season (his first since an Oct. 24 shutout over the Blackhawks), and the 11th of his career. And in what was the 100th game of Swayman’s NHL career since making the jump to the pro game in the pandemic-delayed 2021 season.

    Nov 30, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman (1) makes a save in front of San Jose Sharks left wing Anthony Duclair (10) and defenseman Brandon Carlo (25) during the second period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

    Nov 30, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman (1) makes a save in front of Sharks left wing Anthony Duclair (10) and defenseman Brandon Carlo (25) at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)

    And with the victory, the Bruins extended their win streak over the Sharks to a whopping 13 times, which has officially tied the Bruins with Minnesota’s 13-game win streak over the Ducks for the longest active win streak over one franchise.

    Up next, Bruins will take their act to Toronto for a Saturday night showdown with the Maple Leafs.

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