It was an extremely frustrating first two periods in Edmonton on Tuesday night. The Bruins were outplaying and outshooting the oilers 29-14, but the Oilers led 2-0 at the end of the 2nd period. The Bruins didn’t give up, they came out flying in the third period outshooting the Oilers 14-6 and scoring 3 goals en route to a 3-2 win.
On a night when the Bruins couldn’t get anything past a stone wall dressed up like Cam Talbot, they got a lucky bounce 4 mins into the third period. Acciari tried to center the puck but it bounced off an Oilers defenseman and into the net. It was a lucky bounce that sparked the Bruins, and we all know the saying “they don’t ask how, they ask how many.”
The Bruins then tied the game with a long shift in the Oilers offensive zone with only 8 minutes remaining. The Bruins got a pass to Grzelcyk who put it in the back of the net, after a shot from the point was loose near the crease.
At this point while watching the game, you could just feel that the Bruins weren’t going to step off the gas. You just knew that they were going to complete the comeback, and they did with only 64 seconds left. The Oilers turned the puck over in their own zone, and Danton Heinen sent it out in front for Krejci who got his 11th goal of the year.
The Bruins outplayed the Oilers for the whole game but found themselves in a hole. It’s good to see that the team never gave up and fought for a whole 60 minutes. It’s this type of effort that’s extremely important this time of year with the playoffs looming. The Bruins will be back in action on Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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