DeBrusk scores late in 3rd period, Bruins edge Kraken 6-5
Jake DeBrusk scored the deciding goal with 1:38 in the third period and the Boston Bruins defeated the Seattle Kraken 6-5 on Thursday night.
SEATTLE — SEATTLE (AP) — Jake DeBrusk scored the deciding goal with 1:38 in the third period and the Boston Bruins defeated the Seattle Kraken 6-5 on Thursday night.
The win avenged Boston’s first regular home loss of the season, which was a 3-0 loss to Seattle on Jan. 12, still the only time Boston has been ruled out that year.
Seattle’s Matty Beniers scored just 40 seconds into the game, and the teams went back and forth for the rest of the game.
Jaden Schwartz gave Seattle a 5-4 lead at 3:50 p.m. of the third period. Brandon Carlo equalized less than 30 seconds later.
DeBrusk scored the winner at 18:22 with an assist from Charlie McAvoy.
“It was a good shift in our line,” DeBrusk said. “(Marchand) won a puck fight, (Patrice Bergeron) won a puck fight, he got the point and I was just trying to get to the net.”
“Honestly, it’s just hockey, but it seems like that’s how it’s been going lately,” he said. “It’s always fun to score those goals, everyone wants to be there, but I think the goals that led to that were just as important in putting us in that position.”
The two teams scored 74 shots on goal together. Boston’s Jeremy Swayman made 36 saves for the Bruins and Phillip Grubauer finished with 27 for Seattle.
“It was a great hockey game,” said Boston coach Jim Montgomery. “It really was. To me, both teams made mistakes defensively, I know we made several, but when teams run supporting pucks and play well offensively, that’s just a great brand of hockey.
With the win, the Bruins improved to 44-8-5.
“We have a lot of experience,” said Brad Marchand, who scored for Boston. “We have an older group that I think you can never ignore. I know a lot of teams are getting younger and stuff like that, but the experience, you can never have enough of that. I think it shows at times when there’s a lot of intensity and pressure.”
Bergeron gave Boston a 4-3 lead at 17:51 of the second period. Yanni Gourde equalized in the power play with 18:52.
David Krejci, David Pastrnak and Marchand also scored for the Bruins.
Vince Dunn and Jamie Oleksiak scored for Seattle.
“The level of performance was outstanding throughout the game,” said Seattle coach Dave Hakstol. “The game was very intense, there was pace, obviously a lot of back and forth, especially in the second half and then late in the hockey game.”
NOTES: Boston acquired defenseman Dmitry Orlov and forward Garnet Hathaway from Washington in a three-team trade Thursday for forward Craig Smith and a trio of draft picks. … Seattle has put goaltender Chris Driedger on waivers. He has not played a game this season while recovering from a right cruciate ligament tear.
Bruins: Play in Vancouver on Saturday.
Kraken: host Toronto on Sunday.
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