Three Things: Black And Blue Jackets, Boston Homecoming, Roslovic Point-Streaking

By Will Chase on March 30, 2023 at 10:18 pm
Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak scores a goal on Columbus Blue Jackets' Michael Hutchinson during overtime at the TD Garden.
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First versus worst. The worst team in the league against a historically great team.

And it took 60:41 before the Boston Bruins emerged victorious, 2-1, over the Columbus Blue Jackets in overtime on Thursday at TD Garden in Boston.

David Pastrnak's team-leading 53rd goal sealed the game-winner at the 41-second mark in extra time. Pastrnak is on a three-game point streak (four goals, zero assists).

Tyler Bertuzzi also scored, while Pavel Zacha, Charlie McAvoy, Hampus Lindholm, and Tomas Nosek had assists.

McAvoy is on a three-game point streak (zero goals, four assists).

Jack Roslovic scored for the Blue Jackets and Liam Foudy had an assist.

Linus Ullmark made 25 saves to pick up his league-leading 37th victory while Michael Hutchinson had 29 stops.

Boston clinched the Presidents' Trophy for the fourth time in franchise history and with the victory, set a franchise high with their 58th win. The Bruins took the season series versus Columbus 3-0-0 with the Jackets picking up one point in the three games. 

Black And Blue Jackets

Stop us if you've heard this one.

The Blue Jackets are among the most injured hockey teams in the entire league and in all of their franchise history. The most man games lost to injury for Columbus is 508 dating back to the 2014-15 season, per Aaron Portzline of The Athletic.

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Boston Homecoming

Gavin Bayreuther and Billy Sweezey had special ties to tonight's contest.

Bayreuther is from Canaan, New Hampshire, and played in his fifth game against the Bruins in his career, and second in Boston. He quarterbacked the top power play for Columbus with Boqvist out of the lineup.

Sweezey, from Hanson, Massachusetts, made his third career start and played in his first career game back in his hometown. He went to nearby Yale University.

Roslovic Point-Streaking

Roslovic's first-period goal at 8:08 gave the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead.

He now has 10 goals on the year and with the tally tonight, Roslovic matched a season-best five-game point streak. He also recorded points in five straight (one goal, five assists) from Jan. 14 through Jan. 21, which was part of an overall stretch of six points in seven games with an assist against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Jan. 10.

Roslovic left the game in the third period after an awkward collision with the boards but did return. He finished the game with the goal, a +1, two shots, and one hit in 17:38.

April Fools' Day

The Blue Jackets are at home to face the Florida Panthers on Saturday, Apr. 1 at 7:00 pm ET from Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets are 1-1-0 against the Panthers this season. The Panthers beat the Montreal Canadiens, 5-3, on Thursday at Bell Centre.

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