From the start the Bruins looked like they were skating with more cohesiveness as opposed to their last two. However it wasn’t long before they were given a penalty for a high hit by David Krejci (roughing) and then soon after a call on Ryan Spooner (interference). This left the B’s short handed for the 2nd time in seven and a half minutes of play.
The Jets were then charged with a penalty too making it 4 on 4 hockey. The Bruins were unable to take advantage, though. Blake Wheeler, the Jets captain & former Bruin, scored continuing his scoring streak (21 points in 14 consecutive games).
Nineteen seconds later the Bruins 4th line quickly tied the game as veteran Dominic Moore scored his first goal as a Bruin making it 1-1. Play continued and then Brandon Carlo was charged with tripping and Boston ended up short handed again. Rask confidently made a few tremendous saves killing the Jets power play.
A couple minutes into the second period Zdeno Chara was called with a questionable penalty (boarding against Mark Scheifele) leaving the Bruins shorthanded again. After killing the Jets power play the B’s scored again as Big Z came back with some retribution. Jets head coach Paul Maurice challenged that the puck was offside and wound up winning the challenge, which took Chara’s goal off the board.
Play continued but again the Bruins were given another penalty after a cross check by Colin Miller. Tuukka Rask killed the power play with some great saves. Play continued when at the end of the period David Pastrnak scored his fourth goal of the season to give Boston a one-goal lead. And just before the buzzer, Toby Enstrom was charged with tripping against Brad Marchand. This set up a power play for the Bruins to begin the third period
During their second power play of the night, the Bruins were unable to cash in with zero shots on goal. Power plays for both teams were ultimately unprofitable (Boston 0/4 Winnipeg 0/5).
With just over a minute and a half left to play Brandon Carlo scored from just outside the right faceoff circle, making it 3-1. Chara hit an open net from the other end of the ice finalizing it at 4-1. Rask had 33 saves overall and performed with focus and strength. “Two u’s, two k’s, two points!”
This wrapped up the teams’ three-game road trip. The Bruins head back to The Garden for their season home opener in Boston on Thursday against the New Jersey Devils. Puck drops at 7:00 p.m.