Seeking fourth straight victory, Bruins try to foil Flames

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2021-11-21 18:27:28 GMT+00:00 – Derek Forbort and the Boston Bruins confirmed little rust after a five-day layoff in a giant street win in opposition to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Now the Bruins will search a fourth straight victory because the Calgary Flames come to city for a Sunday night time showdown.

Forbort had a pair of objectives whereas David Pastrnak and Craig Smith every added a aim and an help within the Bruins’ 5-2 win over the Flyers. It was the Bruins’ first sport since a 5-2 dwelling win in opposition to the rival Montreal Canadiens final Sunday.

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Forbort scored twice within the second interval in opposition to the Flyers, together with a tiebreaking aim to put Boston forward 3-2 late within the interval. The seventh-year defenseman additionally scored 30 seconds into the interval to give his staff a 2-0 benefit.

“I think he’s a smart hockey player in general,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy instructed NESN about Forbort. “Every time he’s scored, he’s kind of found the right spots; a couple of (them) had eyes, but they’ve been on net. … So good for us; we need it.”

Smith successfully put the sport out of attain along with his aim 1:28 into the third earlier than Pastrnak tacked on his fifth of the season on the 12:47 mark. It was Smith’s first sport since Nov. 11 after he missed time with an undisclosed harm.

Linus Ullmark settled in after surrendering a pair of objectives within the first 9:25 of the second and completed with 29 saves.

Jeremy Swayman will get the beginning in web for Boston on the second night time of a back-to-back. The rookie has but to lose at dwelling over components of two seasons, going 8-0-0 with a .945 save proportion and a 1.24 goals-against common.

Calgary spoiled the UBS Arena debut for the New York Islanders with a 5-2 win on Saturday. Andrew Mangiapane scored twice, together with the eventual winner on a power-play aim at 6:43 of the second interval.

“They’re finding me the puck right now, and I’m just happening to put ’em home,” mentioned Mangiapane, who’s tied for second within the NHL with 14 objectives. “I think we played a solid game (Saturday), and we’re going to need more of that (against the Bruins).”

Goaltender Jacob Markstrom left the door open for New York after giving up a aim 1:49 into the third. But the Flames buckled down and saved the hosts off the rating sheet earlier than Trevor Lewis and Johnny Gaudreau potted late empty-netters.

It was the third win in 4 video games for Calgary after the Flames had dropped 5 of their earlier six.

Markstrom made 34 saves and will have the time off to shut the back-to-back in favor of backup Dan Vladar.

Vladar is 3-0-1 with a .933 save proportion and a 1.96 goals-against common this season. The 24-year-old was chosen by Boston within the third spherical of the 2015 draft and made his NHL debut with the Bruins final season, beginning in 5 video games.

Boston shipped Vladar to Calgary for a 2022 third-round choose over the offseason.

It will mark the primary assembly between Calgary and Boston since Feb. 25, 2020, after the groups didn’t sq. off in final 12 months’s pandemic-altered season.

–Field Level Media

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Nov 20, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Boston Bruins right wing Craig Smith (12) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Martin Jones (35) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center.  Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 20, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Martin Jones (35) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center.  Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 20, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Boston Bruins right wing Craig Smith (12) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Martin Jones (35) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center.  Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

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