ottawa senators vs boston bruins NHL Highlights 20 Feb 2023. The Boston Bruins defeated the visiting Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Monday afternoon, with David Pastrnak scoring goals in the second and third periods to reach and surpass the 40-goal mark.
With 2:54 left in the second period, Pastrnak’s 40th goal of the year broke a 1-1 tie and proved to be the game-winner. At 12:10 in the third period, he increased the lead and helped the Bruins win for the fourth time in a row.
All three of Boston’s goals came via Charlie McAvoy’s assists, making it the second game this year where he had more than two.
To complete Boston’s scoring, Jake DeBrusk scored his second goal in as many games following his injury comeback.
Pastrnak became the first player since current team president Cam Neely more than 30 years ago to have consecutive 40-goal seasons for the Boston Bruins.
30 saves were made by Linus Ullmark, who now has a career-high 29 victories.
The lone goal for Ottawa came from Claude Giroux, who now has 23 for the year.
In his second game this season with more than two assists, Charlie McAvoy provided assistance on all three Boston goals.
In order to complete the Boston scoring, Jake DeBrusk scored his second goal in as many games after coming back from an injury.
First since current team president Cam Neely more than 30 years ago, Pastrnak became the fifth Bruins player to record back-to-back seasons with at least 40 goals.
With his 30 saves, Linus Ullmark increased his career-high win total to 29.
With his 23rd goal of the year, Claude Giroux scored the lone goal for Ottawa.
After forcing a turnover and attempting to score in the slot. Dylan Gambrell forced a turnover that was recovered by Giroux with 30 seconds left in the game.
When scoring first this season, Boston is 29-0-3 and has yet to lose in regulation.
At 17:06 in the second, Pastrnak restored Boston’s lead when he took. McAvoy’s diagonal feed and ripped it past Mandolese and into the upper glove-side corner.
For the insurance goal, McAvoy sent the puck from the Bruins’ end of the field into. Pastrnak’s open space, setting him up for a breakaway. The winger made it 3-1 for Boston by flicking a backhand through the rookie goaltender for Ottawa.