The Bruins tie the game – TVA Sports


Brad Marchand’s line totaled 10 points in a 5-3 win that tied the Bruins 2-2 in their opening round series against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday in Boston.

Marchand led the charge with two goals and five points, while Quebec’s Patrice Bergeron hit the target once while helping to net two more. David Pastrnak added a goal and an assist to his record.

The Bruins have thus completely turned the tide in this series by winning the two duels disputed in Massachusetts. Previously, the Hurricanes had won the previous five games, season and playoffs included, by the score of 26 to 4.

In addition, the “Oursons” had to defend themselves without the services of defenders Charlie McAvoy and Hampus Lindholm on Sunday.

« It’s hard to lose guys like them, they’re great players and they spend a lot of time on the ice, » Marchand said after the game.

« That doesn’t mean you have to throw in the towel. There is a lot of pride and character in our locker room. We have always demonstrated that.”

Although he was full of praise for the three members of the Bruins’ first line, head coach Bruce Cassidy insisted on highlighting Bergeron’s excellent performance.

“It’s not for nothing that he has the “C” on his jersey. We don’t win a lot of games without him. He has been excellent since the start of the playoffs. He is the oldest player in our team, but seems like the youngest some days.

unruly

The Hurricanes were undoubtedly sunk by their indiscipline in this game. Marchand notably scored the winning goal on a 5-on-3 streak, and the Bruins ended up hitting the target twice in nine power plays.

While the Bruins weren’t particularly scathing on the power play, the Hurricanes spent 12:10 defending, seriously shattering any momentum they were trying to build.

Jeremy Swayman scored the win with 23 saves. Brett Pesce and Jordan Staal outsmarted him. In addition, Antti Raanta, injured in the upper body after contact with Pastrnak in game number 2, was back in front of the Hurricanes net. He was tested 27 times.

In short

Having been hit with a high stick in the face, Bergeron was cut near the eye in the second period. If he had to temporarily retreat to the locker room, he was back on the ice in third.

Since he contracted COVID-19, McAvoy was not participating in this meeting. Josh Brown thus played his first playoff game this year. This is a heavy loss for Cassidy’s team. McAvoy had been playing an average of 25:15 since the start of the playoff tournament. He collected two assists and showed a differential of 0.

The series will now move to Raleigh for Game 5, scheduled for Tuesday.

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