BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Bruins won their fourth straight on Thursday night, beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 in overtime on Milan Lucic’s game-winner with 40 seconds left.
The Bruins have earned at least one point in their last five games, and six of their last seven. But as well as they are playing right now, all isn’t perfect.
Defensive breakdowns early in the first period led to a goal and numerous other prime scoring chances, and an overall lackluster effort has Gresh & Zo feeling like they may have gotten away with one last night.
“They didn’t deserve to win the game last night quite honestly,” said Gresh to open the show. “Columbus outworked them.”
Zo echoed those same sentiments, adding, “You stole one with your backup goalie.”
On the backup goalie, Chad Johnson had a huge night for the B’s. Tuukaa Rask got some much needed rest, and Johnson recorded 34 saves, 12 of them in the third period alone.
Early on in the game he gave up some rebounds, leading to many scoring opportunities for the Blue Jackets. But overall, Johnson played exceptional.
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“The Bruins were down early 1-0, I know there were some issues [with Johnson]. I think it took him a period or two to get settled in, but ultimately he played well. And in that third period there was like a two-minute barrage where he had to really step up and make saves. I thought he did a really good job of rising up in that third period,” said Gresh.
For the full discussion and analysis, listen below: