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Video: Bergeron’s shootout winner lifts Bruins past Leafs

Mar 26, 2013, 1:17 AM EDT

The Boston Bruins avoided losing back-to-back games to the Toronto Maple Leafs, thanks to a 3-2 shootout win Monday.

Patrice Bergeron scored the winner in the skills competition, and the Bruins were able to keep pace with the Montreal Canadiens for the Northeast Division. The Canadiens and Bruins both have 45 points.

The Bruins are still second in the division, and fourth in the Eastern Conference, because the Canadiens hold the tiebreaker, which right now is regulation-overtime wins.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 26, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    Reimer is pretty brutal in the shootout, but so is most of the team. At least playing the Bruins doesn’t mean a guaranteed 8-0 loss for the Leafs anymore.

    • 19to77 - Mar 26, 2013 at 1:56 AM

      Two one-goal battles, even if the first clearly should have gone to the Bruins (3 to 1 shot differentials are generally a good sign), mean the Leafs have made immense strides since last year. From being annihilated by any real contender to just about matching the Bruins blow for blow? That’s huge. The Leafs have a bright future with this young, tough, skilled roster. The brightest they’ve had in years.

  2. blomfeld - Mar 26, 2013 at 2:07 AM


    We the people “want and need” to read about the reigning Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings going into Chicago tonight and really “giving it” to the NHL’s so-called Cinderella story … not this “flotsam” about the Bruins & Leafs! I personally love PHT and it’s various correspondents, but on this one they’ve truly missed the mark … and that’s a shame. 😦

    • amerika1313 - Mar 26, 2013 at 7:16 AM

      Seriously, are you insane? You do realize this site reports about the whole league, right? And beyond that, that there are way more fans of either Boston or Toronto than there are of the Kings? It was a nice story that they finally won a cup last year. And they’re a good team this season. But get over yourself with your insane ramblings and unneccesary quotation marks. You’re a joke. Why did you even click on the story if you aren’t interested, nimrod? Switch to decaf, or see your doctor about upping your meds…

  3. BlackandGoldMNBruinsFan - Mar 26, 2013 at 7:18 AM

    Bruins actually hold the tiebreaker and are actually 1st in the division now. Canadiens are in 2nd.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 26, 2013 at 7:40 AM

      No, they really don’t.

  4. The Hockey Fan - Mar 26, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    Actually the canadiens hold the tiebreaker. ROW

  5. dropthepuckeh - Mar 26, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    I’m sure both teams will reflect on this meaningless Tuesday when Montreal held a tiebreaker over the Bruins with 17 games left in the season. I’m just looking forward to tomorrow night’s head to head matchup.

    • habsman - Mar 26, 2013 at 8:28 AM

      Same here, game number three of the season series. Should be a good one.

      But first, at the Pens tonight.

      • dropthepuckeh - Mar 26, 2013 at 8:45 AM

        Very civil my man, love it. Meds or you find love?

      • 8man - Mar 26, 2013 at 12:16 PM

        Too much at stake and the teams too evenly matched to talk smack. Kept expecting the Le Habitants to fade. Looks like they are sticking around. The only tragedy then is that they can’t wear their cherry red sweaters while the Bs wear their black.

      • habsman - Mar 26, 2013 at 12:22 PM

        So true.

        Two of the most iconic uni’s in sport.

        Isn’t it wonderful how we’re all getting along this morning?

  6. habsman - Mar 26, 2013 at 8:56 AM


    • dropthepuckeh - Mar 26, 2013 at 9:03 AM

      Love it

  7. shortsxit34 - Mar 26, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    This offense (or lack their of) is really scaring me. Especially when they’re getting a lot of shots off, just crap quality.

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