The Boston Bruins got back on track Friday night, defeating the host Winnipeg Jets 4-2 thanks to a game-winning goal by Taylor Hall.. The Bruins are now 18-4-2 in games following a loss.
Boston improved to 39-19-5 while Winnipeg fell to 28-24-10.
You can check out the full box score here.
ONE BIG TAKEAWAY
The big takeaway was about to be one you may have heard a lot recently: why can’t they close it out? However, Hall saved the day with a goal in the final frame. Instead, the shots on net should be highlighted, as the Bruins outshot the Jets 45-29.
The offense was aggressive all night, putting pressure on Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck throughout the game. The Bruins were able to break through in the second period, with back-to-back goals in just three minutes of game time.
The game looked to be in hand, as the Bruins appeared as if they would coast to a win. The Jets third-period performance turned things around quickly, with goals from Nikolaj Ehlers and Adam Lowry.
Fortunately for Boston, Hall scored a power-play goal with assists from Charlie McAvoy and Charlie Coyle. To put the icing on the cake, McAvoy scored an empty-net goal in the final minutes. Bruins skate away with a 4-2 win.
STARS OF THE GAME
— Taylor Hall scored the game-winning goal 15:13 into the third period.
— Brad Marchand scored a goal on an unbelievable pass from Jake DeBrusk to open the scoring.
— Trent Frederic quickly doubled the score in the second period, just three minutes after the opening tally.
The Bruins-Jets moneyline was even at -110 for both sides, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. After the 4-2 Bruins win, a $100 bet would have netted a profit of $90.