Boston Stretches Winning Streak to Four Games, Beats Edmonton, 6-3

By Matt Noonan 

BOSTON, MA – Against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, Boston added yet another win to their “November to remember,” as well as stretched their most recent winning streak to four games with a 4-2 victory at the TD Garden.

“[This win] is more like us,” said Bruins left winger Milan Lucic. “That feeling around here is starting to be like we’re used to… it’s been a lot of hard work, and [we’re] starting to have a lot of fun, and we want to keep having fun.”

Boston kicked-started their offense seven minutes into the first period with a Johnny Boychuk goal, as well as Jordan Caron’s first score of the season, which gave the hometown team a two-point advantage before Edmonton erased it three minutes later with two quick strikes in a span of 29-seconds, which came off the sticks of Ryan Smyth and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

“[It was] a tough start,” said Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, who finished the game with 27 saves. “I was bouncing the puck between rebounds, and then you get guys like Smyth in front of a net, who’s really good with that stick and tipping those pucks.”

The Bruins eventually overcame their lackluster play during the final few minutes of the opening period, as Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin rifled two shots past Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk, (22-saves) in the second period before Smyth registered Edmonton’s final goal of the game late in the third period.

However, Edmonton’s potential rally was denied literally two minutes later, as Boston recorded two back-to-back strikes in a span of 44-seconds to secure their seventh victory of the season, and their fifth at the Garden.

“I thought we were doing pretty good things out there, and that results in those scoring chances,” said Rask.

“They’re a team that goes to the net really hard. They play pretty sound defensively and they really try to lock up that neutral zone and try to force that other team to make mistakes and unfortunately for us tonight, we kind of played right into their game plan,” said Oilers left winger Taylor Hall.

The Bruins will look to extend their four-game winning streak to five games on Saturday when they host the Buffalo Sabres for a 7:00pm clash.

One thought on “Boston Stretches Winning Streak to Four Games, Beats Edmonton, 6-3”

  1. Nice post which Boston kicked-started their offense seven minutes into the first period with a Johnny Boychuk goal, as well as Jordan Caron’s first score of the season, which gave the hometown team a two-point advantage before Edmonton erased it three minutes later with two quick strikes in a span of 29-seconds, which came off the sticks of Ryan Smyth and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Thanks a lot for posting this article.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.