Bruins defeat Sharks in overtime 6-5 in wild game
Last night, in game #60 of the regular season, the Bruins had a wild game with the San Jose Sharks as the Bruins came out with a big lead but the Sharks came back tying it, lead by Joe Thornton’s hat trick. Late in the third period, the Bruins tied the game sending it to overtime where the Bruins would win another overtime game and extending their winning streak to six games.
Game recap video
In the first period, at 13:49, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 16:26, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 18:24, Bruins Karson Kuhlman scored his 1st NHL goal, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. At 19:57, Sharks Joe Thornton scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-1.
In the second period, at 2:24, Sharks Joe Pavelski scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2. At 6:30, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 18th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. At 16:03, Sharks Joe Thornton scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-3. At 19:35, Sharks Logan Couture scored a short-handed goal, tying the game 4-4.
In the third period, at 13:32, Sharks Joe Thornton scored, giving the Sharks a 5-4 lead. At 18:11, Bruins Chris Wagner scored his 8th goal of the season, tying the game 5-5.
In overtime, at 3:59, Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored his 4th goal of the season, winning the game 6-5 for the Bruins.
Dropping the gloves
There was one fight in this game and it happened in the second period. At 10:25, Bruins Chris Wagner dropped the gloves with Sharks Justin Braun, after Braun hit Bruins Sean Kuraly from behind. You can watch the Wagner vs Braun fight video here.
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 33 saves on 38 shots.
The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 11-8. The Sharks led the game with a 52% faceoff winning percentage and in shots 38-20. Both teams had 24 hits. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Sharks went 1-for-2.
Torey Krug and Matt Grzelcyk led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 7 hits. Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Matt Grzelcyk and Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.
Peter Cehlarik, John Moore and Steven Kampfer were scratched and did not play.
Three stars of the game
- Sharks forward Joe Thornton
- Sharks forward Joe Pavelski
- Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy
Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 35-17-8 with 78 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the Vegas Golden Knights, at 10pm ET.