Bruins-Jets Live: Boston Ends Road Trip With 2-1 Loss In Winnipeg

FINAL, Winnipeg wins 2-1

Third Period, 18:15, 2-1 Winnipeg: Tuukka Rask has gone to the bench for the extra attacker.

Third Period, 17:30, 2-1 Winnipeg: Claude Julien just used a Lucic-Krejc-Eriksson line with the Bruins desperate for a goal. That trio should have been used much earlier in the game.

Third Period, 12:00, 2-1 Winnipeg: The Bruins are making a strong push in search of the equalizer. They had four shots on goal and a few quality scoring chances on that last power play. Boston has a 14-3 SOG edge this period.

Third Period, 10:25, 2-1 Winnipeg: Boston is on a 46-second power play. David Krejci nearly scored, and Bergeron wasn’t able to put in the rebound with a backhand shot from his knees in the low slot.

Third Period, 9:30, 2-1 Winnipeg: Patrice Bergeron decided not to shoot on a 2-on-1, and his pass to Brad Marchand was intercepted. The puck bounced to the point, where Torey Krug fired a shot that Michael Hutchinson saved, with Bergeron unable to get his stick on the bouncing puck for a rebound chance.

Third Period, 9:06, 2-1 Winnipeg: Boston’s penalty kill lasts just 46 seconds as Andrew Ladd is whistled for tripping. We’ll have 4-on-4 action for 1:14.

Third Period, 8:20, 2-1 Winnipeg: The Jets have tilted the ice in their favor and are creating scoring chances off the rush. They now have a chance to add an insurance goal as Milan Lucic heads to the penalty box.

Winnipeg is 0-for-3 on the power play tonight.

Third Period, 3:10, 2-1 Winnipeg: The Bruins are dominating puck possession with lots of attacking zone time. They have an early 4-1 shot attempt advantage this period.

Third Period, 0:01, 2-1 Winnipeg: Play has resumed!

Winnipeg has scored 19 third-period goals this season, second-fewest in the NHL.

End of Second Period, 2-1 Winnipeg

SOG: 23-15 Winnipeg

Faceoffs: 27-17 Boston

Power Plays: BOS 0-for-2, WPG 0-for-3

Scoring Summary via NHL.com

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Second Period, 19:37, 2-1 Winnipeg: Tuukka Rask had to battle heavy traffic in front of the net and couldn’t stop Dustin Byfuglien’s shot from the point.

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Second Period, 14:05, 1-1: The Bruins have a 13-8 shot attempt advantage in this period. David Krejci just set up Seth Griffith for a one-timer in the right faceoff circle, but Michael Hutchinson made the save.

Boston has increased its physicality and speed in the last 10 minutes after a poor start to the game. Bruins defensemen also are being aggressive in the attacking zone by jumping into the play and pinching along the wall.

Second Period, 8:31, 1-1: Loui Eriksson was all alone with Michael Hutchinson but couldn’t get a shot off because the Jets goalie took away the lower portion of the net. Boston’s power play ended with one shot on goal.

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Second Period, 6:31, 1-1: Torey Krug dances through two players in the attacking zone and draws a tripping penalty. Boston will go to the power play.

Kevan Miller hit the post with a shot from the point a few seconds earlier.

Second Period, 4:48, 1-1: Chris Kelly is unable to beat Michael Hutchinson on a 2-on-1 scoring chance, but Torey Krug jumps into the play and capitalizes on a rebound.

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Second Period, 3:50, 1-0 Winnipeg: Boston’s penalty kill now is 3-for-3 tonight.

Second Period, 1:50, 1-0 Winnipeg: The Bruins will be short-handed for the third time tonight as Craig Cunningham takes a minor penalty for hooking.

Second Period, 0:01, 1-0 Winnipeg: Play has resumed.

End of First Period, 1-0 Winnipeg

SOG: 16-4 Winnipeg

Faceoffs: 10-9 Boston

Power Plays: BOS 0-for-1, WPG 0-for-2

Scoring Summary via NHL.com

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First Period, 13:45, 1-0 Winnipeg: Kevan Miller lays a huge hit on Jets captain Andrew Ladd along the boards. It was a rare showing of emotion from the Bruins, who’ve been a step slower than the Jets this entire period.

Winnipeg has a 21-7 shot attempt advantage.

First Period, 11:26, 1-0 Winnipeg: The penalty is over, and we’re back to 5-on-5.

First Period, 9:26, 1-0 Winnipeg: Jim Slater tries to clear the puck in his own zone, and it sails over the glass for a delay of game penalty. Boston heads to the power play for the first time.

First Period, 8:00, 1-0 Winnipeg: The Bruins have one shot attempt in the last seven minutes. Winnipeg is controlling the majority of puck possession.

First Period, 6:00, 1-0 Winnipeg: The Bruins have killed the penalty, and we’re back to even strength, for now.

First Period, 4:30, 1-0 Winnipeg: The Jets nearly scored again in a crazy scramble in front of the net. Tuukka Rask made two or three saves as the Jets tried to jam the puck past him at the top of the crease.

First Period, 4:00, 1-0 Winnipeg: The Jets are headed back to the power play after Dougie Hamilton hooked Blake Wheeler on a partial breakaway.

First Period, 3:12, 1-0 Winnipeg: Tuukka Rask isn’t able to cleanly handle a shot from the point as the puck trickels between his legs and into the crease, where Evander Kane pounces on it for the game’s first goal. Jay Harrison and Grant Clitsome earned assists.

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First Period, 2:47, 0-0: The Bruins have killed the penalty, and we’re back to even strength.

First Period, 0:47, 0-0: Torey Krug accidentally flips the puck over the glass for a delay of game penalty. Winnipeg is going on the power play for the first time tonight. The Jets have the 21st-ranked power play. Boston’s penalty kill ranks 21st.

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

8:00 pm: The Bruins will start Marchand-Bergeron-Smith, Chara-Miller and Rask. The Jets will start Perreault-Scheifele-Frolik, Byfuglien-Chiarot and Hutchinson.

Defenseman Matt Bartkowski is in the lineup for Boston. He hasn’t played since Dec. 4.

7:50 pm: Puck possession comparison. [tweet https://twitter.com/NickGossNESN/status/546104624160452609 align=”center”]

7:40 pm: Lines and pairings during warmups. [tweet https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/546102257893511168 align=”center”] [tweet https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/546102417331585024 align=”center”]

7:20 pm: The Boston Bruins snapped a three-game losing streak Wednesday night in Minnesota, and their next challenge is to sweep their season series against the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night.

Boston scored three goals Wednesday for just the third time in the last 11 games, and maintaining that scoring success shouldn’t be too difficult against a Jets blue line that’s missing its top four players because of injuries.

Tuukka Rask (Boston) versus Michael Hutchinson (Winnipeg) is the expected goaltender matchup. They squared off on Nov. 28 when Dougie Hamilton’s overtime goal gave Boston a 2-1 win at TD Garden. Hutchinson, originally a draft pick of the Bruins, is 1-0-1 with a 1.40 goals against average and a .958 save percentage against his former team.

The Bruins are 2-5-1 on the road since the start of November.

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