Pastrnak Powers Bruins Past Kraken

2/1/22 by Cam Manning

After coming off a brutal end to a three-game road trip on Sunday night in Dallas, the Boston Bruins were back in action to take on the Seattle Kraken for the first time ever at TD Garden.

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The game was deadlocked at zero after the first period. The Bruins would score the game’s first goal in the second period off a David Pastrnak powerplay one-timer that deflected past Kraken goaltender Chris Driedger. The second line of Taylor Hall, Tomas Nosek, and David Pastrnak would continue to buzz, and they would add another goal courtesy of Hall to give the Bruins a 2-0 edge after 40 minutes of play.

However, the Kraken would not go away. 42 seconds into the third period, forward Joonas Donskoi would pot his first goal of the season as he fired a wrist shot past Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark, cutting the lead in half. The momentum had shifted in the Kraken’s favor as they seemed to be the hungrier team in the third period. The relentlessness of the Kraken combined with a little luck from the hockey gods led to the game-tying goal from forward Mason Appleton. 

The Bruins were looking for a spark and they got it with 9:30 left in the third period. The B’s got a tremendous shift from Fogarty, Steen, and Coyle resulting in their third power play of the night. The Bruins would cash in as Pastrnak scored his second power-play goal of the night, putting the Bruins up 3-2. The Bruins held down the fort and secured the 3-2 win to head into the All-Star break on a high note. The story of the game was special teams, as the Bruins potted two powerplay goals and were a perfect five for five on the penalty kill. The Bruins will look forward to some well-deserved time off before they hit the ice again on February 8 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.