NHL Game Summary - Boston at Winnipeg|
(Tuesday, March 19th)
Final Score: Winnipeg 3, Boston 1
Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - Blake Wheeler and Evander Kane scored in a 57-
second span late in the third period, helping Winnipeg overcome Boston by a
3-1 count at MTS Centre.
Wheeler added an empty-net score and Ondrej Pavelec made 27 saves for the
Jets, who have won six of their last eight games and moved two points ahead
of Carolina for the Southeast Division lead.
"It's nice to get the two points. We're just trying to push up the standings
as far as we can go," Jets forward Andrew Ladd said.
Brad Marchand tallied and Tuukka Rask stopped 22 shots for the Bruins, who
have lost two in a row and three of five.
Pavelec kept it a one-goal game when he stretched across the crease to make a
left-pad stop on Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara, and the luck took a little bit
longer to properly find the hosts.
Wheeler tipped in a Zach Bogosian shot on a power play to even the score with
8:16 to play, and Rask was slow to react as Kane shoveled home the go-ahead
score off a Grant Clitsome rebound under a minute later.
Only seven seconds remained when Wheeler slid a puck into the empty cage.
"It's becoming a habit. It's not acceptable," Bruins forward Shawn Thornton
said. "We should be pissed off in here."
The Bruins got on the board after only eight seconds elapsed in the second
period. Bogosian mishandled a clearing attempt deep in his own zone, and the
puck bounced off the bottom-left side of the net and right to Marchand for the
Despite the loss, the Bruins won two of three in the season series ...
Marchand played in his 200th career NHL game ... The clubs split four meetings
a season ago, with both teams winning twice on home ice ... Winnipeg has won
four of its last five home contests ... Marchand's goal is the quickest that
the Jets have allowed to start a period this season ... Bruins defenseman Adam
McQuaid left in the first period with an upper-body injury and did not return.
03/20 01:47:30 ET