Patience can be a virtue. Just ask the Boston Bruins.

With possession in their defensive zone in the first period Tuesday night at Canadian Tire Centre, the Bruins opted to flip the puck to the neutral zone rather than try a risky pass that could have led to a turnover.

The decision proved to be the right one, as David Pastrnak capped off the sequence with his ninth goal of the season to give Boston an early lead over the Ottawa Senators.

To see NESN’s Andy Brickley break down Pastrank’s tally, check out the Berkshire Bank Exciting Rewind in the video above.

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