Bruins Wrap: Boston Falls To Wild In Physical Matchup

In perfect Bruins fashion, this one was decided late


Mar 16, 2022

The Boston Bruins dropped a tough one Wednesday night as Jordan Greenway netted the game-winning goal for the Minnesota Wild to take down the visiting Bruins, 4-2, at the Xcel Energy Center.

Boston fell to 37-19-5 while Minnesota improved to 35-20-4.

You can check out the full box score here.

In a game that was evenly matched and quite contentious, the Bruins lost a tough one late, as they were outshot 34-26 and unable to put heavy pressure on Wild goalie Cam Talbot.

The Bruins lost a six-game point streak, and will make no progress in the standings. Boston was not able to overcome a blazing hot start by Wild left wing Kirill Kaprizov, who opened the game by scoring twice in the first period.

After coming back from a 2-0 deficit early in the second period, the Bruins offense stalled out. While the comeback was not successful, the Bruins fought until the very end — literally.

Charlie McAvoy was flying around making plays all night but his defense was just not enough on Wednesday.

— Greenway scored the game-winning goal 7:56 into the final frame. It was his sixth goal on the season.

— Brad Marchand scored a game-tying goal to comeback from a 2-0 deficit 1:49 into the second period. His power play snipe was his 24th on the season, helped by a perfect pass from Charlie Coyle.

— Kaprizov is on an absolute tear, scoring two goals in tonight’s matchup, with eight goals in his last seven games.

The Bruins-Wild moneyline was set at -120 for the Wild to win, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. After the 4-2 Wild win, the bet cashed at -120, meaning a $100 bet would have netted a profit of $83.33. It looked like Jeremy Swayman and Talbot were going to force the Under 6 at +100 but an unassisted, empty-net goal by Wild right wing Ryan Hartman forced a push with five seconds left in the game.

Talk about a bad beat.

The Bruins will travel to the Winnipeg Jets on Friday with puck drop set for 8 p.m. ET and pregame coverage starting at 7:30 p.m.

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