Bruins-Wild Live: Minnesota Scores Three Third-Period Goals, Wins 4-3

Nicholas Goss Tue, Oct 28, 20146:18pm

6:15 pm: The Bruins aim for back-to-back wins Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild.

Boston defeated the Leafs 4-1 in Toronto on Saturday night in its first game without injured captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara. It might have been the Bruins best performance of the young season.

Tuesday’s matchup is the second of a back-to-back for the Wild. They lost 5-3 to the New York Rangers on Monday night despite taking a 3-0 lead into the third period. Boston is 3-10-1 all-time against Minnesota. These teams split the season series 1-1 in 2013-14 with each team winning on home ice. 

Stay tuned to NESN.com’s Bruins-Wild live blog for highlights, score updates and injury news!

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6:20 pm

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6:40 pm: Bruins lines and pairings in wamrups:

Lucic-Krejci-Griffith

Marchand-Bergeron-Smith
Kelly-Soderberg-Eriksson
Paille-Campbell-Gagne

Hamilton-Seidenberg
Krug-McQuaid
Bartkowski-Trotman

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6:55 pm: Minnesota’s lineup:

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7:05 pm: Starting Lineups

BOS: Kelly-Soderberg-Eriksson, Krug-McQuaid and Rask

MIN: Zucker-Koivu-Coyle, Spurgeon-Suter and Backstrom

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First Period, 0:01, 0-0: We’re underway!

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First Period, 1:28, 0-0: The Bruins nearly jam the puck past Niklas Backstrom as Mikael Granlund clears the puck on the goal line. Close call for Minnesota. 

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First Period, 3:07, 0-0: Matt Cooke takes his first shift and is booed by Bruins fans anytime he’s near the puck.

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First Period, 4:51, 1-0 Minnesota: Nino Neiderreiter opens the scoring with a shot from the slot after a Matt Bartkowski turnover. Kyle Brodziak and Ryan Suter were credited with assists.

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First Period, 4:51, 1-0 Minnesota: Nino Niederreiter opens the scoring with a shot from the slot after a Matt Bartkowski turnover. Kyle Brodziak and Ryan Suter were credited with assists.

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First Period, 14:20, 1-0 Minnesota: Some good end-to-end action without any whistles ends with a Wild shot that deflects into the netting above the end boards. Minnesota has an 11-8 shot advantage so far.

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First Period, 15:19, 1-0 Minnesota: Dennis Seidenberg has taken a minor penalty for holding. The Wild will go to the power play, where they are 0-for-24 this season.

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First Period, 17:19, 1-0: Minnesota: The Bruins have killed the penalty and we’re back to even strength. Adam McQuaid went down the tunnel briefly but he’s back on the bench.

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First Period, 18:23, 1-1: David Krejci finds Seth Griffith with an amazing pass and the game is tied. Krejci now has a 7-game point streak. Zach Trotman earned his first career NHL assist on the goal.

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First Period, 19:09, 1-1: Jason Zucker has taken a minor penalty for tripping and Boston will head to the power play for the first time tonight. The Wild have the NHL’s second-best penalty kill.

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End of First Period, 1-1

Stats

Shots: 13-10 Minnesota

Faceoffs: 11-10 Boston

Power Plays: BOS 0-for-0, MIN 0-for-1

Goals

Nino Niederreiter (2), assisted by Thomas Vanek

Seth Griffith (2), assisted by David Krejci (6) and Zach Trotman (1)

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First Period, 18:23, 1-1: David Krejci finds Seth Griffith with an amazing pass and the game is tied. Krejci now has a 7-game point streak. Zach Trotman earned his first career NHL assist on the goal.

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Second Period, 0:01, 1-1: Play has resumed!

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Second Period, 1:20, 1-1: The Bruins’ power play of 1:20 to begin the period has ended. 

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Second Period, 3:41, 1-1: Niklas Backstrom makes a fantastic between-the-legs stop to deny Carl Soderberg on the doorstep. 

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Second Period, 5:23, 2-1 Boston: Seth Griffith has given Boston its first lead with another goal. He capitalized on a beautiful pass by Gregory Campbell and flew threw the air to avoid the net after scoring. A great play all-around. Campbell and Milan Lucic picked up assists.
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Second Period, 12:11, 2-1 Boston: Tuukka Rask makes a great save on a Charlie Coyle breakaway to preserve the Bruins’ lead.

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Second Period, 15:11, 2-1 Boston: The NHL has announced referee Dave Lewis will not return to the game after being hit by a puck in the first period. 

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Second Period, 15:25, 2-1 Boston: Kyle Brodziak is going to the penalty box for two minutes. It’s a tripping minor. 

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Second Period, 16:59, 3-1 Boston: Milan Lucic has scored his second goal of the season, this time on the power play. Some slick passing results in a tap-in for Lucic at the top of the crease. Seth Griffith and Torey Krug earned assists.

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End of Second Period, Bruins 3-1

Stats

Shots: 24-20 Minnesota

Faceoffs: 22-17 Boston

Power Plays: BOS 1-for-2, MIN 0-for-1

Goals

1st Period

Nino Niederreiter (2), assisted by Thomas Vanek (5)

Seth Griffith (2), assisted by David Krejci (6) and Zach Trotman (1)

2nd Period

Seth Griffith (3), assisted by Gregory Campbell (1) and Milan Lucic (6)

Milan Lucic (2), assisted by Torey Krug (4) and Seth Griffith 2)

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Third Period, 0:01, 3-1 Boston: The final 20 minutes of regulation are underway!

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Third Period, 0:50, 3-1 Boston: Brad Marchand has taken a minor penalty for holding. The Wild will go on the power play, where they’re 0-for-25 this season.

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Third Period, 2:51, 3-1 Boston: The Bruins have killed the penalty and we’re back to even strength.

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Third Period, 4:21, 3-2 Boston: Zach Parise has scored his fourth goal of the season. Mikael Granlund made an incredible turnaround pass and Parise tapped it in at the top of the crease. Jared Spurgeon also picked up an assist.

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Third Period, 6:34, 3-3: After a good Tuukka Rask save and a denied rebound attempt, Minnesota finally scores from the slot and ties the game. Justin Fontaine scored the goal, with an assist credited to Matt Cooke.

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Third Period, 4:21, 3-2 Boston: Zach Parise has scored his fourth goal of the season. Mikael Granlund made an incredible turnaround pass and Parise tapped it in at the top of the crease. Jared Spurgeon also picked up an assist.

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Third Period, 9:03, 3-3 Boston: Seth Griffith (goalie interference) and Nicklas Backstrom (embellishment) have taken minor penalties. We’ll have 4-on-4 action for two minutes. Horrible call. 

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Third Period, 9:03, 3-3: Seth Griffith (goalie interference) and Nicklas Backstrom (embellishment) have taken minor penalties. We’ll have 4-on-4 action for two minutes. Horrible call. 

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Third Period, 14:07, 4-3 Minnesota: Marco Scandella has broken the tie with a shot from the left point. The puck appeared to take a deflection before hitting the back of the net.

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Third Period, 14:07, 4-3 Minnesota: Marco Scandella has broken the tie with a shot from the left point. The puck appeared to take a deflection before hitting the back of the net.

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Third Period, 16:41, 4-3 Minnesota: The Bruins have an attacking zone faceoff. They are putting on a push to find the tying goal — 5 unanswered shot attempts. 
Minnesota uses its timeout.

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Third Period, 18:40, 4-3 Minnesota: Tuukka Rask heads to the bench for the extra attacker. 

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Third Period, 19:26, 4-3 Minnesota: Bruins have an attacking zone faceoff. Patrice Bergeron will take it.

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Final, Wild win 4-3

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Third Period, 6:34, 3-3: After a good Tuukka Rask save and a denied rebound attempt, Minnesota finally scores from the slot and ties the game. Justin Fontaine scored the goal, with an assist credited to Matt Cooke.

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Third Period, 6:34, 3-3: After a good Tuukka Rask save and a denied rebound attempt, Minnesota finally scores from the slot and ties the game. Justin Fontaine scored the goal, with an assist credited to Matt Cooke.

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