Post-game notes: Bruins vs. Jets 1/21/13

The Bruins came out looking a little less urgent and a little less alert than they did against New York on Saturday night. Winnipeg took advantage of that early as Chris Thorburn put one in the back of the net about two minutes into the game giving Winnipeg a 1-0 lead.

Tuukka Rask kept the deficit at one with a sweet save on Kyle Wellwood who busted out on a breakaway. Later in the first, the Field Trip Line was buzzing. Tyler Seguin looked sharp as he cut off a pass and brought the puck into the zone. Seguin put the puck on net and Marchand tapped in the rebound to knot up the game at one apiece. Didn’t I tell ya to look out for Marchand?

Some other notes:

  • The Bruins power play has picked up right where it left off: completely useless.
  • On the bright side, the penalty kill is looking strong as they have not allowed a power play goal in the two games thus far (KNOCK ON WOOD).
  • Also, I may be biased but it seemed as though Krejci was all over the ice this afternoon.

As the period progressed, the B’s upped the energy level and the physicality. The game was chippy at points but never completely out of hand and remained scoreless throughout the rest of the game.  With just over a minute left in the third, Boychuk went to the box for high-sticking and the Bruins were forced to kill off the tail end of the penalty at the start of the overtime period. Later in OT, Chara was called for a very unfortunate holding penalty on Blake Wheeler. The B’s hot PK killed off both and sent the game into a shootout.

Seguin opened up the shootout scoring a sweet goal but Wheeler grabbed a nifty back-hander right after, leaving Tuukka very upset. Bergeron didn’t disappoint as he scored a nice goal in the next round. Handsome Ralph mixed things up when he tossed in Chris Bourque as the third shooter for the B’s. But Bourque couldn’t seal the deal. Lucky for Bruins fans, Rask finished off his strong start by stoning Bryan Little and lifting the B’s to a 2-1 shootout win.

What we learned: Aaron Johnson has some sweet hip-checks, Aly Raisman doesn’t breathe when she talks, and Tuukka Rask is still looking sharp.

Just remember: The Bruins allowed far more offensive chances from their opponents in this game than they did against the Rangers. There were times where they weren’t able to get the puck out of their zone simply due to poor puck-handling decisions. But they still won. And they’re still 2-0. The Bruins have to put more pucks in the back of the net on Wednesday night. The Rangers are now 0-2 and will be looking to get revenge against the Bruins. The offense must pick up their game in order to keep this rolling.

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