There’s an old saying that “good defense leads to offense,” and that’s certainly true in hockey.
The Boston Bruins went up 3-1 in the third period of Thursday night’s showdown with the Tampa Bay Lightning after goaltender Tuukka Rask made a phenomenal pad save to deny Bolts forward Nikita Kucherov of the tying goal.
Rask’s save energized the B’s, and they quickly rushed up ice for an impressive passing sequence that ultimately ended with a goal scored by Patrice Bergeron. The tally was set up by incredible passing from Torey Krug and Brad Marchand.
Here’s a look at the goal:
Krug has set a career high in points this season, and that assist on Bergeron’s 28th goal was the Bruins defenseman’s 43rd helper of the season (ninth in the last five games).
The Bruins went on to win 4-2 to take over first place in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference.
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