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Bruins defeat Predators 3-0 in playoff-like game

Published April 3, 2024 at 12:37

Linus Ullmark recorded 32 saves and provided an assist for Charlie Coyle's short-handed goal in the third period, guiding the Boston Bruins to a 3-0 triumph over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.

With the game tied at 0-0 and less than 10 minutes remaining in the third period, the Boston Bruins found themselves on the penalty kill for the fourth occasion of the night.

A hooking penalty by Mason Lohrei gave the Nashville Predators a power play opportunity on Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena. However, this setback didn't demoralize the Bruins. Instead, they showed resilience and managed to score a shorthanded game-winning goal through Charlie Coyle.

Linus Ullmark, displaying brilliance with a shutout from 32 saves, swiftly moved the puck along the boards and out. It connected with Brad Marchand on the left side, who skillfully gathered the puck and sent a backhand pass to an advancing Coyle. Coyle swiftly finished the play by slipping it past Juuse Saros from close range, giving the team a 1-0 lead at 13:18.

Following over 50 minutes of intense, fast-paced hockey marked by tight-checking and exchanges, the Bruins finally broke through the Predators' defense and capitalized with two additional goals in their 3-0 triumph.

Pavel Zacha extended Boston's lead at 17:18 with a beautifully executed passing sequence involving David Pastrnak and Danton Heinen on the rush. Pastrnak skated the puck into the offensive zone, passed it to Heinen near the goal line, who then located Zacha open in the slot to finish the play with a powerful shot.

Securing the victory, the Bruins now stand at a 44-17-15 record, placing them four points ahead of the Florida Panthers in the Atlantic Division standings. Next, the team will resume play on Thursday to conclude their road journey, facing off against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena with puck drop scheduled for 7 p.m.

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