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Columbus 3, Boston 2
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, April 27, 2019
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Referees: Marc Joannette, Tim Peel
Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, Mark Shewchyk
Attendance: 17565

Matt Duchene scored on the power play 3:42 into the second overtime, and Artemi Panarin collected two goals and one assist as the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 Saturday night to even their second-round playoff series at one win each.

Sergei Bobrovsky made 29 saves for the Blue Jackets. The best-of-seven series shifts to Columbus on Tuesday.

With Patrice Bergeron, Boston's best penalty killer, in the penalty box, Duchene was parked in front of the net when a point shot was stopped, but he slipped the rebound into the net for the game-winner as Columbus wrestled away home-ice advantage.

Twice the Bruins took a lead in the first 40 minutes. Twice the Blue Jackets drew even.

First, Matt Grzelcyk gave the hosts the lead with a rocket of a power-play goal nearing the eight-minute mark of the opening frame. Grzelcyk unloaded a slap shot from just inside the left circle that Bobrovsky only got a piece of with his trapper.

Panarin scored his first of the night with a man-advantage marker of his own 63 seconds into the second period. Cam Atkinson intercepted a poor clearing attempt by Zdeno Chara, and soon after, Panarin unloaded a short-side one-timer that found the mark.

David Pastrnak again put the Bruins ahead 2:01 into the second period. Pastrnak was battling in front of the net when Charlie Coyle's wraparound attempt banked off his skate and into the cage to make it a 2-1 game.

However, Panarin tallied exactly six minutes later, the beneficiary of another Bruins turnover. While in his own zone, Coyle sent a puck up the middle that Seth Jones intercepted before sending it to Panarin at the right wing. Panarin ripped a sharp-angled shot home for his fourth goal of the playoffs.

Both goalies made scintillating saves in the first overtime. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, who made a big stop late in regulation, denied Nick Foligno in the early moments of overtime. Bobrovsky twice stoned Bergeron, and he also had some luck when Coyle rang a rebound off the post.

Rask finished with 38 saves.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Columbus   Boston
Artemi Panarin 3 Points Matt Grzelcyk 1
Artemi Panarin 2 Goals Matt Grzelcyk 1
Cam Atkinson 2 Assists Charlie Coyle 1
Artemi Panarin 1 Power Play Goals Matt Grzelcyk 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Sergei Bobrovsky .935 Save Percentage Tuukka Rask .927
Sergei Bobrovsky 29 Saves Tuukka Rask 38
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 41 3 2-4 3-4 8 36
Boston 31 2 1-4 2-4 8 49
Upcoming Games
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Columbus. The Bruins have a W/L % of .612 after a win and .576 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play their next game at home against Boston. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.