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HIGHLIGHTS: Bruins fall to Jets in shootout after third period power-play rally

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Early pressure from Winnipeg kept the Bruins on their heels for large portions of this game. If not for the power-play opportunities, this could gone very differently.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Winnipeg Jets
Khudobin let in a few early, semi-soft goals, but rebounded well later in the game.
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First Period

Boston had a distinct jump in the beginning of this one, though Winnipeg had more shots and shot attempts. They’d convert first, with Brandon Tanev banging in a loose puck at the side of the net. The original call was no goal, then the refs reversed their call, and no real clear view of the puck crossing the line was visible.

One more angle...

Ah, well. Can’t try to bribe the refs every night.

The B’s had the benefit of a power play, and though they passed triangles around the Jets for the first half, Winnipeg was able to clear away the rest of their kill.

David Krejci stepped up to play an air ball that Mark Scheifele was tracking, and created a turnover that Ryan Donato did not waste.

Boston would finish the period tied with the Jets at 9 shots, distinctly overcoming their early inability to set up in the offensive zone despite a strong forecheck.

Second Period

Winnipeg breaks through VERY early - sixteen seconds in, and Tanev nets his second of the game.

Joe Morrow, former Bruin, would add to it minutes later.

The B’s showed a bit of bite following these quick tallies, but couldn’t muster a ton of offensive zone time. They did gain the advantage in attempts, at least, though no yield.

As time expired, Brad Marchand laid a heavy but clean shoulder check that sent Mark Scheifele soaring and sliding into the boards. In retaliation, Josh Morrissey nailed Matt Grzelcyk from behind and from a distance, taking a five-minute major for boarding.

Third Period

The powerplay yielded a goal from Danton Heinen in the high slot, and Winnipeg challenged the play was offsides.

Ruled onside, the goal stood, and the B’s went to the 5-on-3 advantage. David Pastrnak buried one, erasing the bench minor - and leaving nearly a minute and a half of power play time on Morrissey’s Major.

New Bruins killer Tanev, however, would net a shortie to put the Jets back on top.

A crosscheck by Scheifele gave the Bruins another power play with about 13 minutes to play, and given the opportunity, the warmed-up power play would cash in. Krug lasers a far-angle slapshot to the corner.

The period was far from over, but there was no more scoring.

OVERTIME

No goal. Brad Marchand had the chance with seconds to go but having just played half the OT, he couldn’t get enough under the shot.

SHOOTOUT

Players were skilled. Ryan Donato and Mark Scheifele scored in the first few rounds, before Patrik Laine scored without a counter from the Bruins’ final shooter Danton Heinen.

A win would have been better, but this was a solid finish to the road trip.

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