Bruins 3, Jets 2

Brad Marchand found some consolation after being denied what he

thought should have been a penalty shot.

The Bruins’ winger scored the game-winner just 27 seconds after

being hauled down on a breakaway and Boston defeated the Winnipeg

Jets 3-2 on Sunday.

Just 9 seconds into the third period, Marchand was breaking in

alone on goalie Ondrej Pavelec when he was tripped up by defenseman

Ron Hainsey.

”I was hoping for a penalty shot, so I was a little upset (when

one wasn’t called), but we were excited to be on the power play,”

Marchand said.

”We knew we could get some chances, and what happened was we


Patrice Bergeron sent a pass to Marchand and he had room to move

down the middle and put a close backhand shot past Pavelec for the

go-ahead goal 36 seconds into the third.

Bergeron finished with two assists, while Tyler Seguin and

Daniel Paille also scored for the Bruins. Tuukka Rask stopped 22

shots for his seventh win of the season.

Alexandre Burmistrov had a goal and an assist for Winnipeg,

while Evander Kane recorded his fourth goal of the season and first

in nine games.

Pavelec made 23 saves for the Jets, who lost their third

straight and fourth in a row at home – the longest home-losing

streak for the team since the franchise moved from Atlanta before

to last season.

Jets head coach Claude Noel said his players battled and put

their ”heart and soul” into the game, but there were costly


He saw two errors connected to Marchand’s goal.

”We ended up taking a penalty, but we should have had the guy

to begin with,” Noel said of Marchand being tripped up.

The second mistake was letting Marchand get open for Bergeron’s


”There were some breakdowns, like for example the power-play

goal,” Noel continued. ”It’s a middle drive. That’s a play we

practice, we work on all the time. It should have been covered. But

it’s not only that play.”

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, who assisted on Seguin’s goal, was

glad Marchand got ”a nice second chance.”

”It was the first power play of the game for us and we

obviously wanted to make it count for us,” Chara said.

Winnipeg pressed for the tying goal in the dying seconds, but

Rask kept the puck out as Boston won the second game of a five-game

road trip.

Rask said someone got his stick on the puck and then it bounced

off his mask and he heard the buzzer go off to end the game.

”I saw (the puck) going across and then Johnny (Boychuk) just

dove and everybody was scrambling and then I saw it outside the

net, so it bounced our way this time.”

After a scoreless first period, the teams scored two goals each,

including a pair in the last 27 seconds that made it 2-2.

With the Jets crowding the Boston net, the rebound from Zach

Bogosian’s point shot was flipped in by Burmistrov at 1:43 of the

second period.

Hainsey played a role in Boston’s first goal, too.

Seguin was credited with a deflected goal after Chara’s shot

from the point eventually bounced into the net off Hainsey’s leg at

10:57 to make it 1-1.

Kane gave the Jets a 2-1 lead at 19:33 of the period when Nik

Antropov sent a backhand shot from the backboards to the front of

the net and Kane snapped in his own rebound.

But with just 2 seconds left on the clock, Paille deflected a

long shot from Boychuk past Pavelec that tied the game heading into

the final period.

”Obviously you don’t want to give up a goal, especially after

you score late in the period,” Kane said.

”But at the same time, you’re still tied going into the third

period at home so it’s not the worst situation you can be in. We

had our opportunity.”

NOTES: The Bruins were without winger Milan Lucic, who arrived

in Winnipeg on Saturday but left the same day to return to Boston

for what the team called personal reasons. … Veteran winger Jay

Pandolfo, 38, was playing his first game with the Bruins after

signing a one-year contract as a free agent on Feb. 12. … Jets

defenseman Mark Stuart was playing in his 400th NHL game. His first

283 were with Boston.