Haggerty: 'Picturesque' goals and a reward from the hockey gods

Haggerty: 'Picturesque' goals and a reward from the hockey gods
March 2, 2013, 10:15 pm
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The Bruins found themselves down 2-0 after the first period when they used something they hadn't had all season -- a home power play goal -- to energize them on their way to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday at TD Garden.

The Bruins had been 0-for-27 on the power play at home before getting a power-play goal from Tyler Seguin in the opening minutes of the second period to change the complexion of the game.

Seguin's goal and Brad Marchand's game-winner, another power-play goal, weren't ugly. In fact, CSNNE.com Bruins insider Joe Haggerty said he'd call them "picturesque goals."

Particularly pretty was the two-on-one that netted the game-winner. Patrice Bergeron's tape-to-tape pass to Marchand resulted in Marchand beating Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon high for a 3-2 lead with about 2 minutes left to play.

"I like to think of that as the hockey gods rewarding Marchand," Haggerty told Kevin Walsh of "SportsNet Central."

It seems Marchand hand hung back to complain about a cross-check that went uncalled when the puck bounced off the wall toward him and Patrice Bergeron, setting up the two-on-one.

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