The Boston Bruins visited the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center in San Jose, California for a late-night matchup on Saturday night. Boston scored early and quickly with a score by Brad Marchand and then another goal by Craig Smith making it a 2-0 lead early in the first period.
Logan Couture and Mario Ferraro both scored for the Sharks tying the game at 2 goals apiece by the second period. Shortly after Ferraro’s goal, however, Pastrnak scored to make it a 3-2 Boston lead.
Hampus Lindholm scored early in the third period, but was eventually overturned due to an offside penalty on the Boston Bruins.
Eleven minutes into the third period, though, Pastrnak scored the second goal from a nice pass from Patrice Bergeron giving the Bruins a 2-goal lead over the San Jose Sharks.
When you have great depth like we have, you’re able to move people around, especially when people are on top of their games to give our team an added spark.Boston Bruins Head Coach Jim Montgomery
Bruins’ goalie, Linus Ullmark, had 26 saves for Boston making this game his 22nd win for the season. Another highlight came from Patrice Bergeron passing Phil Esposito for the third all-time points scored by a Boston player. The record came from an assist on Brad Marchand’s goal.
When you look at the guys that are up there, you know, legends of the game, people that I have a lot of respect for, and they’ve had a tremendous impact on the organization. But also the in the league itself.Patrice Bergeron
It was a good game, although a bit late for us east coasters, but I’ll take the win nonetheless.
Boston plays the Anaheim Ducks tonight at 8:30pm EST, which is a lot better than 10:30pm. The Boston Bruins are 31-4-4 for the season thus far.
Another win out West. pic.twitter.com/GJQGmrxnje— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 8, 2023
It’s almost like these three have played together before. pic.twitter.com/5MP3zw9PGm— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 8, 2023