Loui Eriksson scored the game-winner in overtime to give the Bruins a 3-2 victory. Ryan Spooner assisted the goal.
Goalie Niklas Svedberg stopped 26 of 28 shots in his bid to be the backup to Tuukka Rask this season.
Third period, 2-2 We’re headed to overtime here in Winnipeg after a period that saw both sides score. Matt Bartkowski was beaten to a loose puck by Devin Setoguchi and the winger got it past Svedberg for the score. Ryan Spooner got the goal for the Bruins, deserved after how well he’s played this preseason. It was his first of the preseason, as he scored on a shot from the point.
Svedberg has continued to be quite impressive in this game, as he tries to beat out Chad Johnson for the backup spot.
Second period, 1-1 Some excellent work by Niklas Svedberg to hold the Jets to one goal at the end of the second period. With the Bruins on the PK, Svedberg was forced into save after save, each of them difficult, to keep the score tied. The shots are now at 22-17 with the Jets in front.
The Bruins took a strange too many men on the ice penalty. Patrice Bergeron was about to step through the door to the bench — with his replacement on the ice — when the puck came right to him. He gave it a whack, putting the Bruins on the PK.
First period, 1-1 The Bruins got on the board first, as Brad Marchand made a sweet spin move to get around the defense and sent the puck to Patrice Bergeron. The center scored his first goal of the preseason to put the Bruins up.
The Jets got their goal on a power play, by Devin Setoguchi off a rebound. The penalty was on Dougie Hamilton, his second of the period.
Hamilton came out smoking in this game, seemingly faster and more intense than we’ve seen him so far in the preseason. He had a nice chance with Bergeron midway through the period, though they weren’t able to make good on it. But he went downhill from there, taking those two penalties, one of which ended in a Winnipeg score. The first half of the period was good for him. The second half, less so.
Boston goalie Niklas Svedberg has allowed one goal on nine shots as he makes his case to be Tuukka Rask’s backup. Chad Johnson seems to be the favorite at this point, but this is Svedberg’s chance to show what he’s got.