Let’s start this off by paying our respects to Scott Sabourin. The Senator was involved in a nasty, freak collision early in the first. He would eventually be taken off on a stretcher and sent to the hospital.
Sabourin spent six seasons in the AHL before cracking the NHL roster this season with Ottawa. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Perhaps less important, David Backes would also leave the game following the incident.
UPDATE: David Backes (upper body) will not return to tonight's game.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 3, 2019
Before this inident occurred, the Bruins had a powerplay opportunity. We’ve all seen this play before. Krug shoots the puck in from the neutral zone and David Pastrnak gets behind the opponent and recovers it. This time it turned into a goal.
Later on in the period, Anthony Duclair found a way to put one past Rask in order to even up the game.
The Bruins would get another powerplay opportunity early in the second period and capitalized once again. This time David Pastrnak showed his playmaking abilities, serving Bergeron with a nice cross-crease pass.
Unfortunately for the Bruins, their lead wouldn’t last long as Connor Brown scored a goal from a weird angle.
The Bruins would then play themselves. A too many men call followed by three minor penalties from Marchand at once left the Bruins shorthanded for over seven minutes, with part of that time killing off a 5-on-3.
The Bruins managed to kill off the penalties and had two powerplays of their own afterwards, but the game would be tied at deuces heading into the third.
Danton Heinen found a way to get the puck past Anderson 5:43 into the third to give the Bruins a 3-2 lead.
The Bruins would extend that lead with another powerplay goal just over a minute later.
With the game fully in the Bruins control, Jake DeBrusk notched another goal for good measure.
With that, the Bruins were able to extend their winning streak as they prepare to take on Pittsburgh Monday night at TD Garden.