BOSTON –- Things didn’t look good for the Bruins in overtime Monday against the Winnipeg Jets.
Having already killed one penalty at the end of regulation and into overtime, Boston was tasked with going a man down yet again, this time for the duration of the OT period. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was tagged with a highly questionable holding call, adding frustration to an afternoon that looked destined to be lost.
However, the Bruins’ penalty killing unit saved its best for last, ensuring the Jets couldn’t score in the overtime period, setting up a Bruins win in the shootout, enabling them to start the season with two consecutive wins.
This is already becoming something of a trend for the B’s. Their win on Saturday night over the Rangers was sparked by the penalty kill as well. Boston was able to kill off a 5-on-3 in the third period of that game against a potentially potent New York power play.
They carried that special teams momentum over to Monday, with the PK once again playing a ...