Third-period attack lifts Bruins over Jets, 5-3


Third-period attack lifts Bruins over Jets, 5-3

BOSTON -- The Bruins came from behind three times on Tuesday night at the TD Garden, and got back on track, defeating the Winnipeg Jets 5-3.

Boston scored three unanswered goals to get the win -- all coming in the third period -- after falling behind 3-2 to end the second period.

Nathan Horton scored his second of two goals, just eight seconds into the third period, tying the game at 3-3, as he went to the net and received a spin-o-rama pass from David Krejci, who took the puck deep down the left corner off the opening draw.

Three minutes after Horton finished the play off, Tyler Seguin gave the Bruins their first lead of the game, as he came streaking down the right wing, cut across the crease with a toe drag, and put a backhander upstairs to make it 4-3 Boston.

Then, nearly seven minutes into the third, Benoit Pouliot added insurance by knocking home a rebound out front, while on the power play to make it 5-3.

Tuukka Rask made 29 saves while picking up his 10th win of the season. Ondrej Pavelec picked up his 14th loss.

The Jets took two of their three leads in the second period, with the first being a quick score to take a 2-1 lead, as former Bruin Blake Wheeler batted down a shot from the left point in the opening minute.

Shawn Thornton tied the game at 2-2, five minutes into the second period, after scoring on a penalty shot. Thornton was coming out of the penalty box, and got the puck swinging up the boards on a Winnipeg shot that went wide left. As Thornton came in all alone, he was hooked at the last minute, and the penalty shot was awarded.

On that penalty shot, Thornton didn't disappoint, faking a shot, then toe-dragging to his backhand, where he then flipped it upstairs.

The Jets took a 3-2 lead, six minutes later, thanks to Eric Fehr's low shot from the left circle that re-directed off Bruins defenseman Joe Corvo's stick and skate. It was Corvo who started the rush, as he turned the puck over in the neutral zone while trying to make a cross-ice pass from his own blue line.

Both teams ended the first period in a 1-1 stalemate. Andrew Ladd put the Jets up 1-0 with 3:07 left in the first, after he batted down a Zach Bogosian slapper from the right point that beat Rask to his right.

The Bruins tied the game at 1-1 with 39.4 seconds left in the opening period, as Nathan Horton put home a Milan Lucic pass out front.