Bruins lose to Vegas, suffer more pain in overtime

Overtime just isn’t the Bruins’ buddy this 12 months.

After tying the sport within the third interval, the Bruins dropped their second straight sport in in OT and third sport in additional time on their highway journey, shedding 2-1 to the Vegas Golden Knights on Alex Pietrangelo’s winner simply 45 seconds into OT.

The B’s by no means possessed the puck after which David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand mixed for a psychological mistake, going towards puck provider Mark Stone within the impartial zone and leaving Pietrangelo alone. With Marchand far behind the play, Stone prevented Pastrnak and had a 2-on-1 with Pietrangelo, who had a simple faucet in for the winner.

The B’s are actually 2-9 in OT this 12 months.

The Knights broke what had been very sturdy ice at 7:01 of the third interval on their fifth energy play. With Danton Heinen within the field for his second stick foul of the third interval (the primary one was a joke, this one was professional), Vegas manufactured a fairly tic-tac-toe play with Jack Eichel ending off a Jonathan Marchessault cross with a one-touch redirection between Jeremy Swayman’s pads.

The B’s had their possibilities after that. Morgan Geekie was stoned by Logan Thompson in entrance, after which the B’s got here up empty on an influence play.

But Matt Grzelcyk tied it up at 12:18. Trent Frederic thwarted a breakout cross on the proper level and obtained it over to Grzelcyk on the left aspect. With visitors in entrance, Grzelcyk’s shot eluded Thompson to even it. The aim was Grzelcyk’s second of the 12 months and first in 20 video games.

With beneath 5 minutes left in regulation, Ivan Barbashev appeared to have the go-ahead aim on his stick to Swayman down on his stomach, however in some way the netminder stopped Barbashev’s shot with a donkey kick save.

The B’s pushed laborious for the go-ahead aim within the last minutes however they couldn’t get it after which issues blew up on them in OT.

The first interval was scoreless, although not for a scarcity of a very good scoring possibilities from each groups. But each Swayman and Thompson have been wonderful within the opening 20 minutes, turning away a number of excessive hazard possibilities every.

Of the 2 netminders, Swayman was taxed extra by advantage by a pair of late Bruin penalties, which produced 21 seconds of 5-on-3 time. Swayman turned away a dozen photographs whereas Logan stopped eight within the first.

The scoreless grind continued within the second interval, with fewer scoring possibilities for each groups. The B’s had a 10-6 shot benefit however once they obtained their first power-play likelihood lat ein the interval, they might do little or no with it. Pavel Zacha had one of the best likelihood of the interval when Pastrnak set him up for a one-timer within the low slot however his one-timer merely hit Thompson.