Shots on Goal: Anaheim Takes Down Bruins 4-3
The Anaheim Ducks overcame an early 2-0 deficit to come back and beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 Thursday night at the TD Garden.
Boston jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with scores from Zdeno Chara and Austin Czarnik. Chara’s goal, his first in 22 games, was a blast from the point that beat Duck’s netminder Jonathan Bernier high glove side. Just 13 seconds later, Bruin’s center Austin Czarnik lit the lamp with a one-timer from the bottom of the left circle, that snuck inside the left post.
Seeing Boston on a roll, Anaheim called a timeout to try and settle things down a bit, and it worked. Andrew Cogliano responded with his eighth goal of the season to cut the lead to 2-1. Kevin Bieksa tied it 2-2 at the 17:50 mark when he slipped a wrister by Bruins backup goaltender Anton Khudobin.
Anaheim’s momentum continued as the second period opened with Duck’s defenseman Josh Manson ringing up his first goal of the season just 55 seconds into the frame, collecting his own rebound and scoring.
David Krejci scored the equalizer, making it 3-3 before the Duck’s Richard Rakell put the game away with his 12th of the season.
Boston came out firing in the third, spending most of the time in the offensive zone, out-shooting Anaheim 11-5 and hitting the post twice, but they were unable to find the tying goal.
Bernier preserved the win with just 17 seconds remaining when he stopped a Torey Krug shot from the left circle.
“They came at us. It shows a lot of character of this team to bounce back from 2-0,” Bernier said. “We get that timeout and to go out and score a goal is big.”
This was Boston’s fifth loss in six games (1-3-2).
Anton Khudobin stopped 23 shots and dropped to (1-5-0).
Jonathan Bernier (6-2-1) picks up the win with a 31 save effort.