FINAL, Bruins Win 3-2

Loui Eriksson scores the winner on a pass from Carl Soderberg, and the Bruins snap their three-game losing streak.

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Overtime, 1:17, 2-2: The Bruins have spent most of the OT period in the attacking zone. Niklas Backstrom has made two saves on Torey Krug shots from the point.

Overtime, 0:01, 2-2: Play has resumed.

End of Regulation, 2-2

We’re headed to overtime. Both teams have earned at least one point.

Third Period, 19:33, 2-2: The Bruins’ power play is over, and we’re back to even strength.

Third Period, 17:33, 2-2: Brett Sutter hits Craig Cunningham in the head and is whistled for interference. Minnesota will be shorthanded for two minutes.

Third Period, 15:45, 2-2: The Bruins have been outshot 29-9 since the start of the second period.

Third Period, 14:15, 2-2: Niklas Svedberg makes three good saves on one Wild shift to keep the score tied. The Bruins iced the puck to clear the zone and Claude Julien was forced to use his timeout to give his players a rest.

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Third Period, 11:39, 2-2: Minnesota scores at the end of an extended offensive zone shift. The puck eventually takes a Wild bounce and goes off of Jason Pominville’s skate and into the net.

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Third Period, 9:45, 2-1 Boston: The call is “no goal.”

Third Period, 9:45, 2-1 Boston: Chris Kelly scores but the whistle might have been blown before the puck went past the goal line. The play is being reviewed.

Third Period, 9:04, 2-1 Boston: Jared Spurgeon’s shot from the point hits the post, the fifth post Minnesota has hit in this game.

Third Period, 8:09, 2-1 Boston: The Bruins’ power play has expired, and we’re back to 5-on-5.

Third Period, 6:09, 2-1 Boston: The Bruins are going on their first power play after Zach Parise is penalized for tripping Kevan Miller.

Third Period, 6:07, 2-1 Boston: The Bruins don’t have a shot on goal yet in this period. Niklas Svedberg might be the No. 1 star even if Boston loses.

Third Period, 4:33, 2-1 Boston:

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

End of Second Period, 2-1 Boston

SOG: 28-14 Minnesota

Faceoffs: 21-12 Minnesota

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

Scoring Summary via NHL.com:

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Second Period, 19:01, 2-1 Boston: Mikael Granlund hits the post with a shot. It’s the second post Minnesota has struck this period and the third overall.

Second Period, 14:17, 2-1 Boston: Mikael Granlund is denied on a breakaway by Niklas Svedberg.

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Second Period, 13:35, 2-1 Boston: Reilly Smith’s shot from the left faceoff circle goes off Niklas Backstrom and hits the post.

Second Period, 10:24, 2-1 Boston: The penalties have expired, and we’re back to 5-on-5. Excellent penalty killing by the Bruins. Minnesota has a 13-1 shots on goal advantage this period, mostly because of its power play.

Second Period, 9:37, 2-1 Boston: The Bruins survived the 5-on-3.

Second Period, 8:24, 2-1 Boston: Kevan Miller trips Zach Parise, and the Wild have a 5-on-3 power play for 1:13.

Second Period, 7:36, 2-1 Boston: Patrice Bergeron is whistled for hooking seconds after the Wild hit the post on a Jason Pominville shot. Minnesota will go to the power play for the first time tonight.

Second Period, 4:40, 2-1 Boston: Niklas Backstrom makes a fantastic save to deny Torey Krug on a 2-on-1 scoring chance with Brad Marchand. We’ve seen some excellent goaltending in this period.

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Second Period, 3:44, 2-1 Boston: Niklas Svedberg makes three or four saves on the edge of his crease as the Wild forwards jam at the loose puck. One of the shots hit the left post. The Bruins were lucky to survive that crazy sequence with their lead intact.

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Second Period, 2:01, 2-1 Boston: The David Krejci line dominated puck possession to begin the period with three shot attempts. Minnesota barely touched the puck in the first two minutes.

Second Period, 0:01, 2-1 Boston: Play has resumed!

End of First Period, 2-1 Boston

SOG: 9-8 Boston

Faceoffs: 11-8 Minnesota

Power Plays: None

Scoring Summary via NHL.com:

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First Period, 17:55, 2-1 Boston: Patrice Bergeron scored from the side wall with a knuckle puck shot. It’s the kind of lucky bounce that Bergeron and the Bruins as a team haven’t been getting this season.

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First Period, 17:33, 1-1: Justin Falk lays a good, clean hit on Gregory Campbell and the two players drop their gloves for a fight just seconds later. The bout didn’t last long, though, as Falk got the takedown along the end boards.

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First Period, 16:29, 1-1: Carl Soderberg nearly scores again but the puck bangs off the post and goes behind the net.

First Period, 12:04, 1-1: David Krejci weaves through two opposing players in the neutral zone to cleanly enter the offensive zone and sets up Milan Lucic for a great scoring chance. It’s the second time Krejci has entered the zone with possession instead of dumping the puck in.

First Period, 5:33, 1-1: Minnesota has tied the game 27 seconds after giving up the first goal. Kyle Brodziak scored his fourth goal of the season. It was unassisted.

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First Period, 5:06, 1-0 Boston: The Bruins and Wild battle for the puck at the top of the crease and Carl Soderberg finds the back of the net to open the scoring. It ends a 15-game goalless drought for Soderberg. Loui Eriksson picked up an assist.

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

8:00 pm: David Krejci is officially in the Bruins lineup after an 11-game absence.

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7:45 pm: It looks like Seth Griffith will move back to the top line alongside David Krejci and Milan Lucic.

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7:35 pm: Niklas Svedberg will start in net for Boston, as expected. David Krejci is taking part in the pre-game skate.

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7:10 pm: The Boston Bruins have taken points from two consecutive games, but it hasn’t been enough to keep them in a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Over the last 10 games, the Toronto Maple Leafs (8-1-1) and the Florida Panthers (6-2-2) have played great hockey, and both Atlantic Division opponents have leapfrogged the Bruins for the two wild card playoff berths in the East.

The Bruins will attempt to make up some ground Wednesday night against the Minnesota Wild, who beat Boston at TD Garden on Oct. 28 with an impressive third-period comeback.

The B’s are 0-5-0 on the second of back-to-backs, so don’t be surprised if backup goalie Niklas Svedberg gets the start in net instead of Tuukka Rask. Svedberg hasn’t played since a 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Dec. 2. He’s 3-4-0 with a .922 save percentage and a 2.28 goals against average this season.

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