Boston Bruins: Pastrnak’s goal extends winning streak to four

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 5: David Pastrnak
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 5: David Pastrnak /

After giving up a two goal lead the Boston Bruins fought back and ended up with the victory.

The Boston Bruins came to play on Friday as they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3. It really was a great game overall for the team especially beating such a talented team as the Penguins.

Once again the Bruins got some great play from their young players. Jake DeBrusk had a smooth feed to David Krejci on the first goal of the game. Then Charlie McAvoy showed of his puck handling skills and teed up a one-timer for Sean Kuraly who absolutely rocketed one past goaltender Matt Murray.

Then in the second period with the score at 2-1 Matt Grzelcyk scored his first goal of his career. You could say his dad, a TD Garden Bull Gang member was pretty proud of his son.

After that goal the Bruins allowed the Penguins to claw back into the game. Well, actually they got absolutely ripped off by a terrible call by the referees. The refs blew the whistle as the puck laid on Anton Khudobin’s waist.

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Sidney Crosby then poked and prodded until he got the puck in the net possibly because the ref blew the whistle and the Bruins thought the play was over.  The play went to replay and somehow the call on the ice was overturned and it was now a tie game.

Pressure packed third period

The third period was filled with big plays. The most important probably being David Pastrnak’s game-winning goal.  Riley Nash passed the puck to Pastrnak who had the breakaway opportunity and Pasta dangled, sniped, and celly’d his way to his 11th goal of the season. With the Bruins up 4-3 they just needed to maintain their lead to extend their winning streak to four games and they did just that.

One of the biggest plays down the stretch was Anton Khudobin’s key stop on Phil Kessel with ten seconds left in the game. He made a great stop and didn’t allow a rebound. Khudobin once again had a solid performance but it looks like for the next game Tuukka Rask will be in net.

Tuukka Rask will be seemingly playing for his job against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. We need to see the Tuukka Rask who is capable of making big saves and winning this team games with his effort. If not it looks like Khudobin may be back in net for some extended period. It will be really interesting to see how Head Coach Bruce Cassidy continues to handle the goaltending situation.

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The Boston Bruins are playing some great hockey right now. Let’s hope that doesn’t end anytime soon.