Had the Bruins stretched their lead, they could have withstood a rally. Instead, the Jets found a one-goal deficit simple enough to overcome.
Opponents once trembled at trailing the Bruins in the third period. Just this month, Montreal, Washington, Pittsburgh, and Winnipeg have proven that third-period deficits are no reason to say good night before the final buzzer.
“When we have third-period leads, we’re usually good at capitalizing and shutting teams down,” Johnny Boychuk said. “Lately, we’re letting them back in the game. We should be stepping on the pedal and going after them to score the next goal to push them down even further.”