David Krejci’s goal with one minute remaining in regulation was the difference maker for the Boston Bruins last night. Krejci’s goal put the Bruins up by a 3-2 score after the Oilers were up 2-0 to begin the final period. Boston gets out of Edmonton with two points, Edmonton’s one game win streak is now a weekend memory.
The table was set for the Oilers. Boston just got in from an overtime game in Calgary the night prior. The Bs were set to roll with their backup netminder (who carries a .923 SV%, mind you). Oilers were rested. They were going to give the Bruins all they could, yeah?
- One of the few good chances that Edmonton had in the first period was from Ryan Strome. With two minutes remaining in the period, Strome opened the scoring for the Oilers with one of his nicest goals since being acquired. Strome took it up ice himself after David Pastrnak plays it behind the Oilers net. Quick wrister, it’s behind Khudobin. It’s his second goal in as many games. Strome now has nine goals on the year.
- Jujhar Khaira also has nine goals on the year. Khaira took a pass in the skates from Darnell Nurse while on an 3-on-2 midway through the second. Khaira pulled the trigger and the Oilers were up by two midway through the game.
- The third period was much less kind to the Oilers. Within fifteen minutes the Bruins had scored three goals, and that’d be the end of that.
- Oilers were 0/1 on their lone power play opportunity. They were scintillating 100% (3/3) on the PK. Progress?
- Kris Russell played in his 700th game last night. We ought to throw him a party with ocean themed decor.
- Jesse Puljujarvi’s ice time: 10:41. Drake Caggiula’s ice time: 16:39. I’d be interested in flipping that up for a dozen or so games.
- Oilers wrap up their two game homestand with a visit from the Avalanche tomorrow, then head out on a three game Calfornia roadie.
These are the times.