Bruins Wrap: Boston Win Streak Snaps At Three in Chip Contest Vs. Wild

The Bruins couldn't get over the hump Thursday


January 6, 2022

BOSTON — It certainly was a wild one at TD Garden on Thursday night but the Boston Bruins fell to the Minnesota Wild, 3-2, to snap their winning streak at three.

With the loss Boston’s record fell to 17-11-2, while Minnesota’s record improved to 20-10-2.

You can check out the full box score here.

It was a chippy one Thursday night between Boston and Minnesota. The Bruins and Wild dropped the gloves two times throughout the contest and there easily could have been more if the referees didn’t break things up.

Although the Bruins fell against the Wild, it was a hard-fought game on both sides and could’ve gone either way. Boston struck first in the rollercoaster affair thanks to Taylor Hall but the Wild got three unanswered goals afterward. Brad Marchand cut the Bruins’ deficit to just one, but Boston couldn’t get over the hump late against Minnesota in the loss.

— Hall got the Bruins on the board early with his seventh goal of the season. The Bruins left winger extended his point streak to four with the goal and it was his second strike over the team’s last four games.

— Marchand lit the lamp for the 12th time this season and first since Dec. 11 when the Bruins took down the Calgary Flames. Marchy extended his personal point streak to five games with the second period finish.

— Wild rookie and Millis, Mass. native Matt Boldy made his NHL debut and did so in impressive fashion as he potted his first career goal in the Minnesota win.

Hall could’ve made you a good chunk of cash Thursday night if you foresaw him netting the first goal of the game against the Wild. The Bruins left winger had odds set at +1500 to be the first scorer, according to DraftKings Sportsbook, and therefore if you placed a $100 wager down you would’ve walked away with a hefty $1,500 profit.

After a day off Friday, the Bruins return to action Saturday night against the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning on the road. Puck drop scheduled for 7 p.m. ET with all coverage found right here on NESN.

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