Bruins Wrap: Boston Clinches Playoff Spot Despite 2-1 OT Loss To Blues


The Boston Bruins are going to the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs as a result of their 2-1 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night at Scottrade Center.

The B’s went ahead 1-0 but couldn’t seal the deal, allowing the Blues to equalize in the third period and take two points with a goal 30 seconds into overtime. Jaden Schwartz scored both goals for St. Louis.

It’s a huge win for the Blues, who now sit just one point behind the last wild-card playoff spot in the Western Conference.

The Bruins fall to 45-17-10 with the loss, while the Blues improve to 40-28-5.

Here’s how it all went down.

INJURIES, INJURIES, INJURIES
Add defenseman Torey Krug to the list of the Bruins battling injuries. He did not play against the Blues because of a upper body ailment. Paul Potsma entered the lineup in Krug’s place.

THE KID COMES THROUGH 
Ryan Donato scored a goal and dished out two assists in his NHL debut Monday, and he didn’t waste time getting on the scoresheet in his second game. He scored on the power play — with a little help from a few lucky bounces — to put the Bruins up 1-0 at 10:12 of the first period.

SCARY MOMENT 
David Krejci got hit in the head along the boards by Brayden Schenn in the second period in a scary-looking collision for the Bruins center. He did remain in the game following the hit, however, which was encouraging for Boston.

Schenn was given a two-minute minor penalty for charging as a result of the play. The Bruins failed to score on the ensuing power play.

BLUES TIE IT
Schwartz brought the Blues level at 9:36 of the third period with his 21st goal of the season.

OT WINNER
Schwartz’s second goal of the game was the difference for St. Louis.

UP NEXT
The Bruins resume their road trip in Dallas with a Friday night game against the Stars at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Thumbnail photo via Joe Puetz/USA TODAY Sports

Source: NESN

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