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HIGHLIGHTS: Bruins score five in third, down Hurricanes

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More like lowlights, amirite? <— Written out of spite before the ten-minute mark of the third period.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres
An outstanding third period by David Pastrnak, and the B’s pulled a win out of thin air.
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FIRST PERIOD

The Bruins were slow out of the gate YET AGAIN, fortunately against a sagging team; nothing much happened in the period. Several penalties, a few too many quality chances for Carolina, and when it looked like a futile Boston effort in the final minute would yield a goal, the Bruins pushed play back to the other end and David Pastrnak made a slick feed from behind the net to Brad Marchand at the post to tally one with 20 seconds to play.

There was. LITERALLY. no time left for anything else to happen. Which was GOOD.

SECOND PERIOD

Another early penalty by Pastrnak cooled off what could have been a good start to the period for Boston. It yields a goal for Carolina, off of Sebastian Aho’s stick.

ANOTHER penalty later in the period would give Carolina the opportunity to pad their lead, and they didn’t fail.

Justin Williams cleaned up a puck that snuck through Tuukka Rask, putting the Hurricanes up 3-1.

The Bruins benefited from a really-late-power-play with about 30 seconds to go, down just two goals - but couldn’t convert before the horn. Would they be able to capitalize to kick off a stellar third period?

THIRD PERIOD

NOPE.

Super nope.

End recap here.

BUT WAIT.

There, in the distance, do you see it? Could it be?

A WIN??

Matt Grzelcyk potted one off of great board work from the Kuraly line to gain some ground on Carolina.

With just under ten minutes to play, though, that

Alright, Pastrnak can shoot. Bringing the Bruins within one is nice and all, but

Heinen breaks the slump with a goal! How is this game tied?! In what world -

PASTRNAK FOR TWO! {GASP} LEAD?! {WHEEZE}

Be still, my heart.

Alright.

NOW it’s time to shovel.

WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!