Charlie Coyle scored the goal that won the Boston Bruins the game! It was a really exciting moment for them, as the Bruins had been winning 3-0 but ended up having to go into a shootout. In the end, they still managed to get their 60th win of the season.
Brad Marchand from the Bruins team said that reaching 60 wins was something special. He added that even when this year ends and their careers are all over, it will be really amazing to look back and see they were part of a record-breaking group. Even though they know how great it is, they try not to get too excited about it right now; they’re just trying to stay in the moment.
Boston won for the third time in a row as Linus Ullmark made 35 saves and blocked all three shots during St. Louis’ shootout attempts. After Charlie scored, Boston’s coach Jim Montgomery said he knew their goalie would block every other shot. Jake DeBrusk, Tyler Bertuzzi, and Oskar Steen also scored goals during regulation play, helping to solidify the victory.
Jordan Kyrou and Torey Krug scored goals, which made the game exciting. Kyrou said that it was like a playoff game. Jordan Binnington made 28 saves but St. Louis lost the game and isn’t going to be in the postseason this year, which hasn’t happened since 2018.
The Blues coach, Craig Berube said the team was very disappointed with what happened. Dmitry Orlov thought he had scored a goal to win the game in overtime but it didn’t count because David Pastrnak was offside when he entered the zone.
With 25 seconds before the end of the game, Kyrou scored his second goal, taking the lead in total goals for this season with a score of 36. They had to take out Binnington and put an extra attacker to level up the game.
According to Montgomery, they made some mistakes that can’t happen again during playoffs. He mentioned that if they make such mistakes it will lead to their opponents getting more chance for goals and eventually resulting into a goal for them.
Krug scored his 7th goal of the season as he got a rebound off Brandon Saad and sent it past Ullmark at 9:47 into the 3rd period, bringing Boston’s lead to 3-2.
Kyrou also scored his 1st goal of the game in the last 9 seconds of the 2nd period.
Moreover, Bertuzzi got his 7th goal of the season with a power play at 7:18 into the 2nd period, and Steen added his first goal since January 22 nd 2002 just 44 seconds later, making Boston’s lead situation even better (3-0).
DeBrusk scored his 25th goal of the season by shooting a rebound past Binnington in the first period, which put Boston in the lead 1-0.
St. Louis called up Matthew Kessel from the minor leagues in an emergency situation after their player Marco Scandella injured his lower body on Saturday. Kessel was chosen by St. Louis during the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Three players, Robert Thomas (upper body), Pavel Buchnevich (upper body) and Robert Bortuzzo, were not allowed to play for St. Louis. The Boston team still needs three more wins out of their five games left to break a record set by Tampa Bay and Detroit which had 62 wins each in 2018-2019 and 1995-1996 seasons respectively.
Boston teams are taking on the Toronto’s team this Thursday night and St. Louis hosting against Philadelphia Tuesday night.
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