Bruins beat Canucks, Ullmark makes history

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2/27/2023 by Nick Antonakas

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins continued their winning ways in what has already been a fantastic season for the club, with a 3-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. While the Bruins have been on record-pace standings wise all season long, they continued to make history in other ways in Saturday night’s game.

Linus Ullmark – Boston’s starting goaltender and the frontrunner in the Vezina trophy race – scored a goal in the final minute of the Bruins’ win. After controlling a puck dumped into Boston’s zone, Ullmark took a long shot at the Canucks empty net on the other side of the ice, sailing the puck right into the goal. While goalie goals are already an extremely rare sight in the NHL, Ullmark scoring marked the first goal by a goaltender in Bruins history and just the 14th in NHL history. 

Before the historic moment, Boston saw newcomers Dimitri Orlov and Garnet Hathaway make their debuts for the squad. Both players were acquired in a trade with the Washington Capitals late last week in an effort to further bolster this already dynamic Bruins roster. Both provide Bruins’ Head Coach Jim Montgomery with more versatility in creating lineups and providing players who need it rest. 

With the win, Boston continues to establish themselves as the team to beat in the NHL. The Bruins continue their Canadian west coast swing as they face off against the Edmonton Oilers tonight, puck drop is at 8:30 p.m. EST.