BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored his second aim of the sport with 1:28 left to cap a wild third interval, and Tuukka Rask stopped 33 photographs to assist the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-Three on Saturday evening and take a 3-2 lead of their Japanese Convention semifinal sequence.

Rask acquired some assist from the put up when Matt Duchene stretched out to attempt to tip the tying aim in with lower than a minute remaining and Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky off for an additional skater. In all, six objectives have been scored within the third, 4 throughout a Three 1/2-minute span that turned Boston’s 2-Zero lead right into a 3-Three tie.


Brad Marchand added a aim and two assists, and David Krejci additionally scored for Boston.

Bobrovsky made 32 saves for the Blue Jackets, who want a win in Sport 6 on Monday evening again in Columbus to power the sequence again to Boston for a decisive seventh recreation on Wednesday.

The winner will advance to the Japanese Convention finals to face the Carolina Hurricanes, who swept the New York Islanders of their sequence.

With Corridor of Famer Bobby Orr greeting the group earlier than the sport after which watching from a field, the Bruins led 1-Zero after one interval and took a 2-Zero lead early within the third when Connor Clifton’s crossing move got here by way of the crease to Marchand and he one-timed it towards the higher proper nook. Bobrovsky stretched out his glove to dam it, however the effort induced him to fall ahead onto the ice.

Earlier than he may proper himself Marchand had corralled the rebound and shot once more on the similar spot – this time discovering the web.

That is when the scoring opened up.

With about 10 minutes left, Jones flipped one towards the crease and it deflected off Matt Grzelcyk’s stick and Rask’s pads to sneak contained in the put up. It took greater than three minutes to evaluate – and no view of the puck crossing the road was proven to the TD Backyard crowd – however the aim was confirmed.

Simply 43 seconds later, Pastrnak wristed the puck in from the left circle to revive Boston’s 2-goal lead. Fifty-one seconds after that, the Blue Jackets minimize it to 3-2 on Ryan Dzingel’s aim and fewer than two minutes after that they tied it on a slapshot from the excessive slot by Dean Kukan.

However Pastrnak helped Boston keep away from extra time when he flipped a cross-ice move from Marchand into the aim for the game-winner.

NOTES: Krejci wants 5 extra factors within the postseason to succeed in 100 in his profession. He can be the fifth Bruins participant to succeed in the milestone. … Bruins ahead Noel Acciari was scratched with an undisclosed harm. He was a game-time choice and was changed by Chris Wagner. … Columbus was with out Riley Nash, who additionally missed Sport 4. … Columbus signed third-round draft decide goalie Daniil Tarasov to a three-year, entry degree contract.


The Blue Jackets return dwelling for Sport 6. They’re 3-1 there up to now within the postseason. Boston is 3-2 on the highway within the 2019 playoffs.

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