COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sergei Bobrovsky stored up his spectacular postseason play, making 36 saves because the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Tuesday night time to take a 2-1 lead of their Eastern Conference semifinal sequence.
Boone Jenner and Matt Duchene scored for the Blue Jackets, who received a second-round dwelling sport for first time.
Tuukka Rask had 32 saves for Boston. The Bruins’ solely purpose was a flukey one within the final minute of the second interval, the one flub in an in any other case sensible sport by Bobrovsky.
He withstood a Boston flurry earlier within the second interval, together with an acrobatic save on which he swept the puck away from the purpose line. The Bruins pulled Rask with 2:11 left however couldn’t beat Bobrovsky with the 6-on-5 benefit.
The Blue Jackets struck late within the first when Jenner, skating left to proper, slid the puck previous Rask on the glove facet for his first purpose of the postseason.
With Zdeno Chara within the penalty field for high-sticking Jenner within the face, Duchene scored with 7:18 left within the second.
Boston made it a one-goal sport with 40 seconds left within the center interval when in a knot of gamers in entrance the Columbus web, the puck trickled behind Bobrovsky and over the road. The purpose initially was waved off by an official, however a video evaluate decided that play hadn’t stopped earlier than the puck slid in. Jake DeBrusk acquired credit score for the purpose.