Marchand scores in OT to lift Bruins over Stars, 2-1

  • Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) watches as Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) chases the puck during the first period of a hockey game in Boston, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. At left is Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4). (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Charles Krupa

  • Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak, left, celebrates his goal with Jake DeBrusk, right, during the first period of a hockey game in Boston, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. At foreground is Dallas Stars center Devin Shore (17). (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Charles Krupa

  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly, right, holds the 2018 World Series championship trophy as he shakes hands with Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) prior to a hockey game in Boston, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Charles Krupa

  • Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) steps out of the path of the puck as Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) makes a save during the first period of a hockey game in Boston, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Charles Krupa

  • Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin, right, makes a save on a shot by Boston Bruins right wing Chris Wagner, left, during the second period of a hockey game in Boston, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Charles Krupa

  • Fans and teammates celebrate around Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand after his game-winning goal off Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin during the overtime period of a hockey game in Boston, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Bruins defeated the Stars 2-1. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Charles Krupa

  • ABOVE: Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) looks back as he gets beat on the game-winning goal to Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (right) during the overtime period of Monday’s game in Boston. BELOW: Fans and teammates celebrate around Marchand after his game-winning goal. The Bruins defeated the Stars, 2-1. AP photos

Associated Press
Published: 11/5/2018 11:14:29 PM

BOSTON – Brad Marchand had very little room and not much time.

He got the right bounce.

Marchand banked home a power-play goal off the far post from the bottom of the right circle 4:29 into overtime, lifting the Boston Bruins over the Dallas Stars, 2-1, on Monday night.

“I heard it,” he said. “I didn’t know where it went. I heard the crowd erupt.”

David Pastrnak also scored on the man advantage for Boston, which had lost two of three. Tuukka Rask made 24 saves.

“I think I just wanted to be solid and feel good about the game,” said Rask, who has struggled this season. “At the end of the day, we played a pretty decent game – from my part, too.”

Radek Faksa had a short-handed goal for the Stars, who are 3-1-1 on a six-game trip. Former Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin stopped 33 shots.

“It was a little weird because I never ever played against the Bruins in TD Garden,” said Khudobin, who played for Boston in parts of the years 2012-13 and 2016-18.

“It was like the first time – like a first game,” he said. “That was the experience.”

The teams were tied at 1 just more than five minutes in.

In overtime, the Bruins had a two-man power play after Jason Dickinson and Esa Lindell were whistled for minors 11 seconds apart.

“It wasn’t our best game, but we gave our team a chance to win on the road,” Faksa said.

With the World Series trophy won by the Boston Red Sox in the building before the game, “Dirty Water” was played briefly over the sound system after Marchand’s walk-off winner – a song played after victories at Fenway Park. It was his franchise-best 13th career OT goal.

Earlier in OT, Patrice Bergeron hit a post with just more than two minutes to play before Rask made a glove save on Jamie Benn at the end of a 2-on-1 break on the ensuing rush.

“I actually thought Bergy’s went in,” Marchand said. “I kind of stopped playing for a second.”

Despite being outshot 9-8 in the second period, the Bruins hit a post, a crossbar, missed on an excellent chance on a 2-on-1 break and had a goal disallowed late in the period.

Noel Acciari hit the right post with a wrister from the right circle early in the period, Torey Krug hit a crossbar midway in and Anders Bjork had a goal waved off after he collected a rebound and tucked a backhand into the net. The puck was momentarily covered by Khudobin before squirting loose, causing one of the referees to blow his whistle, halting play.

Boston had another good chance early in the third when Bergeron’s wrist shot from the slot deflected off Khudobin and slid just wide of the right post.

Trailing 1-0, Boston tied it when Bergeron set up Pastrnak’s one-timer from the slot 5:11 into the opening period.

The Stars had jumped ahead 1-0 when Faksa flipped a shot over Rask 3:51 into the game.

Notes

The Bruins honored local military members, veterans and their families as part of Military Appreciation Night. Nine players each purchased $2,500 worth of tickets. ... Red Sox owner John Henry, President Sam Kennedy and pitcher Joe Kelly were on the ice before the game when the trio brought out the World Series trophy. Kelly was part of the ceremonial puck drop. ... The Bruins held Dallas to four shots on goal in the first, tying the fewest they’ve allowed in any period this season. ... Dallas D Roman Polak played his 700th NHL game.

Up next

Stars: At the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday.

Bruins: Host the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday in the second of a four-game homestand.




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