Boston Bruins: 3 takeaways from impressive comeback vs. Oilers

MONTREAL, QC - NOVEMBER 08: David Krejci
MONTREAL, QC - NOVEMBER 08: David Krejci /

The Boston Bruins were down yet again on Tuesday night, and once again they managed to get the victory.

The Boston Bruins were down two goals entering the third period. For some teams, this may seem like a tall order, but for this Bruins team, nothing seems impossible. The Bruins got the victory on Tuesday night and are inching closer and closer to first place in the Eastern Conference.

Fourth line spark

The Bruins bottom line has been doing everything they are asked to do. They are energizing the team with their physical play, and sometimes with their goal-scoring ability. The fourth line kicked off the scoring for the Bruins early in the third period.

Noel Acciari entered the zone and just put the puck on net trying to make something happen. He sure did that. Acciari stole the puck from an Oilers defenseman and then scored a wraparound goal. The shot went off an Oilers defenseman and into the net.

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Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy has shown how confident he is in his fourth line. He gave the guys key minutes with the game coming down to the wire. Cassidy talked about how confident he is in the fourth line.

"“We were almost hoping they threw out [Connor] McDavid against them for a while,” said Cassidy. “They’re very responsible, they’re big, and Sean’s a real good skater, so we thought he could keep up with the pace and angle off plays in our end and close off plays.”"

Krejci comes up clutch

With a minute left in the game, it appeared that the Bruins would be headed to overtime. David Krejci came in and made sure that this game would be won in regulation. Krejci scored his 11th goal of the season to give the Bruins the lead.

Danton Heinen and David Backes were excellent on the forecheck fighting for the puck. Backes fed the puck to Heinen behind the net. Then Heinen passed the puck to Krejci out front and he sniped a shot past Cam Talbot.


Boston Bruins fans haven’t had to yell this through their TV screens recently. Prior to Tuesday’s game, the Bruins had 77 shots in two games. The Bruins added 45 more shots against the Oilers and are making opposing goaltenders work hard between the pipes. You hope that the Bruins would be able to score more goals with the high shot output, but as long as the Bruins keep winning, fans will be happy.

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The Bruins get a nice break as their next game isn’t until Saturday when they play the Toronto Maple Leafs.