action:article | category:SPORTS | adString:SPORTS | zoneID:40

Home » Sports

February 17. 2013 10:14PM

Marchand lifts Bruins over Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba - The Boston Bruins snapped a mini losing skid on Sunday night.

Boston (9-2-2), winless in two games after a three-game winning streak, got back on track with a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

The Bruins' Brad Marchand had the game-winner early in the third period staying hot with his fifth goal in six games. Marchand got some quick revenge on Winnipeg, as Jets defenseman Mark Stuart was whistled for tripping him nine seconds into the period. Marchand put a backhand shot over Winnipeg goalie Ondrej Pavelec's glove 27 seconds later for his team-leading eighth tally.

The loss sent Winnipeg (5-8-1) to its third loss in a row, capping a pointless three-game homestand that saw the team fall to Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

The Jets, notorious slow starters this season, couldn't hang onto a pair of leads. Alexander Burmistrov opened the scoring for Winnipeg 1:43 into the second, taking a Zach Bogosian rebound and whacking it past Boston goalie Tuukka Rask, who made 22 stops. The assist was Bogosian's first point of the campaign after he was held pointless in his season debut, a 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Friday.

The Bruins knotted the contest at 1-1 when Tyler Seguin deflected captain Zdeno Chara's shot off Winnipeg defenseman Ron Hainsey at 10:57 of the second period.

A last-minute flurry brought the second period to a close, as Evander Kane snapped an eight-game goalless streak by banging his own rebound past Rask with 26.5 seconds remaining in the second to put Winnipeg ahead 2-1. However, Boston pulled even with 1.5 seconds to go as Daniel Paille deflected Johnny Boychuk's point shot past Pavelec, who finished the game with 23 saves .

NOTES: Jets defenseman Mark Stuart played his 400th NHL game. The Rochester, Minn., native began his career with Boston, playing 283 games, and was acquired by the Atlanta Thrashers in a trade on Feb. 18, 2011, month before the franchise relocated to Winnipeg. ... Jets forward Blake Wheeler was acquired in the same deal, and he leads the Thrashers/Jets franchise in scoring against Boston since the beginning of the 2011-12 season with five points in five games. ... Jay Pandolfo, a 38-year-old Winchester, Mass., product and a veteran of 881 NHL contests with the New Jersey Devils and the New York Islanders, made his Bruins debut Sunday. ... The Bruins entered the night still seeking their first victory at the MTS Centre. Winnipeg's Bryan Little earned the winner in both Manitoba meetings last season -- a 2-1 victory on Dec. 6, 2011, and a 4-2 decision on Feb. 17, 2012. ... Sunday's game marked the end of a three-game homestand for Winnipeg, which will embark on a five-game road trip with dates against the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Philadelphia Flyers, New Jersey and the New York Rangers. ... The game was the second of a five-game road swing for the Bruins, who lost 4-2 in Buffalo on Friday and will move on to face the Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers and the Islanders.


 NH Sports Angle Ľ more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

Chowder Potís entertainment halted by bloody baseball rivalry and liquor liability

Heavyweight great 'Gentleman' Gerry Cooney on dramatic career and the hardest comeback of all

NASCAR: Logano interview makes UNH writerís dream come true

Nashua's Fayne moves from Devils to Oilers

Granite State Pro Stock Series to make debut at Lee Speedway

BRIAN McCLOSKEY

Ex-UNH hockey coach indicted on four charges

Growing up a hazard to golf: Real world claims talent from NHGA

Concord man wins National Javelin Championship at 2014 USA Track & Field Masters Championship

Conway's Locke happy with first half, believes best yet to come for Pirates

Court filing details prosecution's perjury allegations against Aaron Hernandez girlfriend

Is N.H. really home to longest mini golf hole on the planet?

Professional hockey coming to Berlin

van Riemsdyk setting high expectations for pro career

Life changes in an instant: Travis Roy shares story at Frank Monahan Foundation event

Improvements help, but traffic still a problem on race weekend in and around Loudon

Itís show time in Chicago for Dartmouthís Hendricks

State sells Windham golf course site for $3.06M

Ex-minor leaguers sue MLB over low salaries

$14M to beaten Giants fan returns security focus

Matt Bonner and brother bring rock show back to Redhook

GM: Twin State Speedway progressing with revival

Foot golf arrives on Seacoast

New Hampshire's Burns gets more than he could ever ask for

Pro runner's yoga class will raise money for clean Kenyan water

Menard wrecks as New Hampshire testing concludes

MORE

 New Hampshire Events Calendar
    

   Ľ SHARE EVENTS FOR PUBLICATION, IT'S FREE!

Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory

  

   Ľ ADD YOUR BUSINESS TODAY!