It wasn’t as flashy as their wins in Winnipeg or Minnesota, nevertheless it obtained the job accomplished.
The Bruins managed the tempo in opposition to the Pacific-leading Canucks at TD Backyard on Tuesday night time, pulling out a 4-Zero win in knowledgeable effort. They scored early, expanded the lead and held on, and made what’s been a enjoyable Canucks group all season look boring.
After a battle night time in Winnipeg and 6 tallies — and three on the facility play — in Minnesota, the Bruins didn’t carry fairly the identical flare to the Canucks, however two factors are two factors they usually had been properly earned with a 42-25 shot differential, giving the Bruins a four-game profitable streak relationship to earlier than the all-star break.
It’s not every single day a name goes proper for the Bruins, however the first one Tuesday did drastically.
Charlie Coyle buried a rebound off a Charlie McAvoy shot off the pads of Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom, placing the Bruins forward 1-Zero with 5:36 left within the first interval.
The Canucks challenged the decision, and sometimes that’s been when the Bruins lose momentum.
This time, it went of their favor, albeit controversially.
McAvoy introduced the puck into the zone whereas Sean Kuraly touched up, and preliminary replays regarded like it will simply be referred to as again. However it was a delayed offside, and McAvoy wasn’t touching the puck as Kuraly touched up and he was nonetheless exterior the offensive zone, so the play was onside and the Bruins stored their 1-Zero lead.
The Bruins had a golden likelihood with a 5-on-3 6:46 into the second interval however Markstrom stood tall and denied David Pastrnak and the remainder of the facility play from doubling the lead.
He additionally helped the Canucks energy play by denying a shorthanded aim: An ensuing Bruins penalty had the Canucks on the person benefit, the place Chris Wagner’s shorthanded breakaway was one of the best scoring likelihood of all, denied by Markstrom.
Simply when it appeared Markstrom was destined to steal a degree for the Canucks, Brad Marchand got here by means of.
The Bruins had been annoyed all through the second, from their energy performs that got here up empty to simply dominance on their offensive finish of the ice, however they didn’t double their lead till 4:25 left within the body.
Marchand was large open within the slot crashing in direction of the online and Patrice Bergeron discovered him with Markstrom over-committed to stopping the latter. Marchand popped his 23rd aim of the season into the open web.
Markstrom stored the Canucks in it in the course of the third, robbing Jake DeBrusk 5 minutes into the ultimate body to maintain it a contest, nevertheless it nonetheless leaned closely to the Bruins offensive finish of the ice.
David Krejci put it away with 5:51 left with a 4-on-4 aim proper on the backside of the slot to make it 3-Zero. Karson Kuhlman did extra injury on the facility play with 1:50 left to make it 4-Zero, the place it will keep.
The Bruins have a fast turnaround with a sport in Chicago on Wednesday night time, their second consecutive back-to-back.