WINNIPEG The Bruins had their chances to steal a game in the third period, but for once there wasnt enough remaining in the gas tank.
The Bruins tied things up briefly in the third period, but the Winnipeg Jets took down the Bs at a loud and raucous MTS Centre while Tyler Seguin sat as a healthy scratch after missing team meetings Tuesday morning.
Both Winnipeg goals had two things in common: Joe Corvo played some phantom defense in his own end and Tuukka Rask came up empty in a spot where he could have made a big stop. The first was an Andrew Ladd scorcher in the first period after he blew past Corvo skating up the left wing a shot that beat Rask to the short side post when he couldnt close it off.
The second score came in a tied game in the third period after David Krejci was whistled off for a hit from behind on Mark Stuart, and it happened quickly. Bryan Little won the opening face-off and carried the puck through a dozing Bruins penalty kill unit before beating Rask cleanly as he uncharacteristically crumpled into a ball attempting to make the save.
In between there was a Shawn Thornton goal in the third period that gave Boston hope they could steal a road game they couldnt deserve, but alas the Bs instead lost their first game in regulation since Oct. 29 a span of 15 magical games that saw them go from the outhouse to the penthouse in the Eastern Conference.