Words by: Juliana Cimino
The Boston Bruins hosted the San Jose Sharks Sunday, October 24th at 1:00PM at the TD Garden in Boston. The Sharks entered the contest with four wins and no losses. The Bruins had two wins and one loss on the young season.
Following the faceoff, the Bruins scored 28 seconds into the game, putting them up 1-0. The goal was scored by left wing Brad Marchand, assisted on by center Patrice Bergeron and right wing David Pastrnak.
With just under seventeen minutes left in the period, defenseman Derek Forbort scored. Connor Clifton and Brad Marchand got assists on Forbort’s first goal of the season.
Late in the first, David Pastrnak netted the puck Bergeron dished him while on the power play. Jasper Weatherby from the Sharks scored with 3:16 left in the first, cutting the Bruins lead 3-1 heading into the second period.
About 14 minutes into the second period, Jake DeBrusk scored on a great shot from the left faceoff dot, extending the Bruins lead to 4-1. His goal was assisted by center Oskar Steen and Derek Forbort. After allowing the fourth goal, the Sharks coach decided to switch goalies from Adin Hill to James Reimer.
The Bruins gave up two goals late in the third period, making the score 4-3. This made for an exciting finish as San Jose pulled their goalie with just over a minute and a half remaining. Nothing came about from the use of the extra skater, and the game ended 4-3, Bruins. New Bruins’ goalie Linus Ullmark made 23 saves, securing his second win of the year.
Boston improved to three wins and one loss on the season and added a mark in San Jose’s loss column, leaving them with four wins and one loss.
The next Bruins home game is on Saturday, October 30th at 7:00PM against the Florida Panthers.
For a deeper analysis of the team stats from the game, feel free to visit https://www.nhl.com/gamecenter/sjs-vs-bos/2021/10/24/2021020079#game=2021020079,game_state=final,game_tab=stats.