Boston Bruins

Jan 22, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) is congratulated after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

David Pastrnak scored the eventual game-winning goal in the third period, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets at TD Garden on Saturday afternoon.

The go-ahead tally came on a power play just 3:59 into the third period. A shot attempt by Brad Marchand bounced off a Jets skate and right to Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk, who fed Pastrnak right in his sweet spot. The winger did the rest, burying the one-timer to give the B’s the lead for good.

Pastrnak has now scored 11 goals in his last 10 games. He’s up to 19 on the season as he continues to climb the leaderboard. Alex Ovechkin leads the league with 27 goals.

  • The Bruins had to battle back from two separate one-goal deficits during the game. Winnipeg’s Jansen Harkins opened the scoring when he beat Tuukka Rask far-side off a drop-pass, on a shot that looked to be a clean look for the goalie.

    Bruins winger Oskar Steen, who was a healthy scratch on Thursday against the Washington Capitals, returned and responded well by scoring his second goal of the season to tie the game 1-1. Steen gained position in front of the Jets’ net and took advantage of a loose puck off a shot attempt by Charlie Coyle, easily beating Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck.

    Steen now has two goals and six points in 13 games with Boston in 2021-22.

  • Andrew Copp put the Jets back ahead with just 25 seconds left in the first period, and he did it with some serious puck luck. Mark Scheifele attempted a centering pass as the Jets gained the zone, but instead, the puck ricocheted off Copp’s skate and straight into the net.

    Charlie Coyle became the first Bruin to put on his hero’s cape in the second period, when he scored on a perfectly timed deflection on a shot from the point by Derek Forbort. The goal was Coyle’s first since Jan. 1. He also assisted on the Steen goal, which marked his first point in 10 games.

  • In a relatively surprising development, Bruins winger Brad Marchand played on Saturday, after head coach Bruce Cassidy said he thought he was going to have to miss “a little bit of time.” Marchand left Thursday’s win over the Capitals early with an upper-body injury.

    Marchand assisted on Pastrnak’s game-winning goal and played 19:35 in his return to the lineup.

    Up Next: The Bruins get back at it for one more game on their current homestand, when they play the Anaheim Ducks on Monday in Boston. After that, they’re set for a three-game Western Conference road trip in Colorado, Arizona, and Dallas.

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