BOSTON — The Boston Bruins set the NHL record for most home wins to start a season with their 12th in a row, leading the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in overtime on Friday with a powerhouse goal from David Pasternak.
The Bruins broke the mark of 11 set by the Chicago Blackhawks from 1963-64 and tied last season by the Florida Panthers.
“That was amazing,” said first-year Bruins coach Jim Montgomery. We talked about it after the second [period] Go to the third. There have been a lot of great teams in this league, and you are able to set a precedent, break a record. It’s very private, and it doesn’t happen if these guys don’t believe in themselves as much as they do. ”
Boston, trailing 2-0 late in the second half, tied the game with 9:33 left in regulation when David Krejci He scored his second goal of the match with a shot from the right.
“It’s never fun going into third place; you’re sitting here [in the locker room] Craigsy said trying to find out. “You want to go out and do the job, something special on the line. It’s hard to win in this league. Getting 12 in a row home runs is very special.”
In overtime, Carolina was playing short after being called for too many men on the ice when Pastrnak once made a pass from Brad Marchand within the distal from the top left circle.
“It was a big win for us, obviously coming from behind,” Pasternak said.
Boston’s equalizing goal was originally disallowed due to goalkeeper interference Nick Folignobut that was overturned in a challenge to one of the coaches after it was ruled that Foligno had been pushed into the crease by the defending Carolina. Brett Pesci.
Boston’s starting goalkeeper Linus Ullmark Made 28 saves but had to leave with 13:03 left in the third period with an undisclosed upper body injury. Colleague Connor Clifton He jumped on it to block a shot during the scramble. Jeremy Swaiman Six stops in relief.
In a rematch of the opening round of the playoffs last spring that the Hurricanes won in seven games, Carolina beat the NHL’s highest-scoring team by nearly two periods and jumped in front of a pair of power play goals in the opening period.
Noessen scored at 6:34 to make it 1-0. With five minutes left in the period, Kotkaniemi collected the puck near the side of the net afterward Seth JarvisThe shot ricocheted off the back glass and slid into the post at 15:05.
Krejci scored for Boston with 31 seconds left in the game.
Boston came in with a career-high 82 Premier League goals in 20 games (4.10 per game), but had relatively few chances despite having a 5-on-3 power-play advantage early in the game.
Honored Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron, who scored his 1,000th career point when the team was on the road Monday against Tampa Bay, with a message on the giant video screen. The crowd gave him a standing ovation.
Bergeron became the fourth Bruin to reach the mark, joining Hall of Famers Ray Bourque (1,506), Johnny Busiek (1,339) and Phil Esposito (1,012).
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