Bruins Snap Losing Streak in Overtime Win Over Blue Jackets

By Ryan Kanne 03/18/2019

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It took an overtime win, but the Boston Bruins have done it. They beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 to snap their losing streak.

Patrice Bergeron was responsible for one of the team’s points and set up Brad Marchand for his 15th OT goal.

Going into the game, the Bruins three-game road losing streak seemed to be a culmination of injuries and getting down early in games.

Their -5 first period point differential was attributed to teams having more energy early on according to head coach Bruce Cassidy.

The Bruins flipped the script against the Blue Jackets when Bergeron scored the first goal on a power play.

With 3:08 left in the first, the Blue Jackets tied the game. The score remained 1-1 until overtime. With only a 1:30 left in overtime, Marchand sent a strong slap shot past the goalie to win the game.

The Bruins hope they can keep momentum as they prepare for a four-game road trip ending in Tampa Bay against the top-seeded Lightning.