Marc­hand’s OT goal cat­a­pults Bru­ins

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - SCOREBOARD -

BOS­TON — Brad Marc­hand scored 4:03 into over­time and the Bos­ton Bru­ins ex­tended their points streak to seven games with a 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Sun­day.

Pa­trice Berg­eron left the puck at the top of the right cir­cle for Marc­hand, who skated into the slot and fired it past goalie Se­myon Var­lamov to ex­tend his fran­chise record with 14 ca­reer over­time goals.

John Moore also scored and Jaroslav Halak made 35 saves for the Bru­ins, who im­proved to 4-0-3 in their last seven.

Nathan MacK­in­non scored his 29th goal for Colorado, ty­ing Gabriel Lan­deskog for the team lead. Var­lamov had 33 saves as the Avs lost their seventh in a row (0-3-3) but earned a point with a third straight over­time loss.

MacK­in­non gained con­trol of the puck in the cor­ner be­fore char­ing the net and beat­ing Halak high on the glove side with 32.1 sec­onds left in the first.

Bos­ton tied it on Moore’s goal nearly four min­utes into the sec­ond. The vet­eran de­fense­man’s wrist shot


from atop the left cir­cle found its way past a screened Var­lamov for his third goal of the sea­son.

MacK­in­non’s per­fect­ly­timed exit from the penalty box dur­ing a Bru­ins power play mid­way through the pe­riod re­sulted in a break­away, but he hes­i­tated and jammed the puck against Halak’s blocker.

Moore nearly scored another when he dumped the puck into the Avs’ zone, only to have it take a wild bounce off the glass and zip past an un­sus­pect­ing Var­lamov with 24.1 sec­onds left in the sec­ond. Moore stared in dis­be­lief as the ref­er­ees waved it off, say­ing the puck went out of play af­ter hit­ting the curved glass next to Bos­ton’s bench.

NOTES: Colorado had won four straight against the Bru­ins and was 12-2-1 in its pre­vi­ous 15 games in Bos­ton. . Bos­ton RW David Pas­tr­nak’s seven-game points streak (four goals, seven as­sists) was snapped . ... Avalanche D Ian Cole (up­per body) was side­lined a sec­ond straight game af­ter his hit on Washington’s Evgeny Kuznetsov on Thurs­day evoked a bloody fight with Cap­i­tals RW Tom Wil­son . ... Bru­ins D Matt Grzel­cyk (lower body) was out for a sec­ond straight game, but will skate Mon­day and could re­turn Tues­day against Chicago.

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