Bruins Score 4 in the 3rd; Beat Oilers 5-2

by Jeremy Vandroff 11/8/2014


TD Garden grew restless during the second period the Bruins Oilers game Thursday night. Boston was stuck in a stalemate with Edmonton. As the third period began, the sellout capacity crowd implored the home team.




Minutes later, Edmonton scored, and after David Krejci’s attempt to tie it back up was disallowed after a late whistle, the crowd began to chant something a little less appropriate. This time, it was directed at the officials.


“That’s just the name of the game,” said coach Claude Julien in his postgame press conference. “Referees lose sight of the puck, they have to blow the whistle… I thought we picked up our game and got ourselves back into it.”


They certainly did. After going 0-2 on power play attempts in the first two periods, Boston seemed to perk up when Krejci’s equalizer was negated.  Loui Eriksson beat a diving Ben Scrivens to knot the game up at 2. Just 70 seconds later, Patrice Bergeron dangled through a sea of Edmonton defenders, flipping the puck through his legs to a streaking Carl Soderberg. The Bruins didn’t look back, scoring again, and again.  Dougie Hamilton, who assisted the Eriksson goal, netted his third goal of the season. Milan Lucic, playing in his 500th career game, polished off the scoring with an empty netter. In all, 4 goals in the period, 2 on the power play, and a 5-2 B’s victory.


After the game, Carl Soderberg summed it up nicely:


“We got the flow,” he said. “A lot of the time when we play at home and get one goal we get the whole team going. We got some power plays and we scored. So, yeah, that’s pretty much it.”


The Bruins are off until Monday night, when they try to keep their 4 game win streak alive against the visiting New Jersey Devils.