Jarome Iginla scored the only goal in Thursday’s shootout to give the Bruins a 3-2 win over Anaheim at TD Garden.
Zdeno Chara netted the game-tying goal with a power-play strike at 17:10 of the third period.
Neither of those goals would have been scored had Torey Krug not made the correct split-second decision.
At 17:02 of the third period, David Krejci squared off against Nick Bonino for an offensive-zone faceoff at the right circle. The Bruins trailed, 2-1. They were in danger of losing their third straight game.
Krejci won the draw on his backhand. But Milan Lucic, positioned to Krejci’s right, couldn’t corral the puck. The puck slid out of Lucic’s reach and almost left the offensive zone. Bonino, Ryan Getzlaf, and Francois Beauchemin pursued the puck in hopes of creating an odd-man rush the other way.
Krug read it perfectly. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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