Blake Wheeler put the Bruins behind for the third straight game, but mirroring their effort in Columbus, Boston climbed back.
Domininc Moore answered for Boston 19 seconds after Wheeler’s opening tally. Tim Schaller, making his Bruins debut, and Noel Acciari picked up the assists. The goal is Moore’s first as a Bruin, and marked the start of what was ultimately a successful night for the Bruins new-look fourth line.
Rask held the fort — making a handful of his 34 saves on the night — until David Pastrnak scored his 4th goal of the season with 58 seconds remaining in the middle frame. Pastrnak threw the puck toward Connor Hellebuyck and it deflected in off the stick of Jets defender Tobias Enstrom. David Backes turned and smiled as if it were his goal, but it wasn’t. Pastrnak now has goals in three straight games to open the season. Nothing like a contract year, eh?
Brandon Carlo slid into Hellebuyck’s DM’s late in the third, extending Boston’s lead to two with his first career NHL goal. The goal earned Carlo a heavy pat on the head from Chara and, in addition to the giant Slovak’s game-sealing goal a few moments later, played a key role in Boston’s second victory on their season-opening road trip.
Boston returns to action on Thursday, hosting New Jersey in their 2016-2017 home opener. Puck drop is sometime between 7:05 and 7:25 depending on the length of pregame shenanigans.