David Hutchison | Jan 22, 2019 | 0
Shots on Goal: Bruins grind out a 2-1 victory over Las Vegas
With some seasoned veterans out of the lineup, the young kids, Riley Nash and Sean Kuraly, took over last night and powered the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights.
After a scoreless first period, Nash put the home team up 1-0 with his first goal of the season.
After winning the faceoff, Nash headed to the net and had two chances for a score. The first came from a rebound off a Tory Krug shot that Nash collected and sent behind Maxime Lagace and off the far post. Seconds later Austin Czarnik sent a backhander on net where Nash gathered the rebound and sent the puck home for Boston’s first lead of the night.
Lagace, starting his second NHL game, had 26 saves for the Golden Knights who are 0-3 on their current six-game road trip,
Six minutes later Cody Eakin netted the equalizer with a one-timer from the right circle that beat Tuukka Rask glove side.
Midway through the third period, Kuraly stepped up and netted his first regular season goal and the game winner.
Krug, with his second assist of the night, fired a shot that defenseman Brayden McNabb initially blocked but the rebound went back to Krug. The Bruins blueliner again sent the puck towards the net where Kuraly, while being crosschecked by McNabb, snagged the puck behind Lagace for the score.
Tuukka Rask(2-3-2) had 27 saves and earned second star of the game.