Bruins Bounce Back On Way To Edmonton

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Ryan Spooner and David Backes of the Boston Bruins. (Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Bruins were thumped by the Canucks 6-1 Saturday--the worst loss of their season--but we were reminded Monday that that loss was an anomaly.

The B's edged the Flames 2-1 in overtime on Brad Marchand's winner, and they now have 12 wins in 15 games.

Brad--how does Boston seem to always find a way?

"I think it's the character, we have a lot of character guys in this room," he said. "Different lines are stepping up every night, and we just have so much depth. We're relying on every line to go out and play hard and play similar minutes, and we have a lot of great leadership, goalies playing great, both of them."

"When you have all that together, it makes it easy out there," he said.

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It was Marchand's 22nd goal of the year--he's tied with David Pastrnak, who also scored in the win--and his first goal after a six-game drought.

"It feels good," he said. "Every time you get back on the board it's nice."

Boston trails Vegas by just 2 points for the NHL lead, with two games in-hand. The B's will visit the Oilers Monday night.

Edmonton's lost 6 of 7, but reigning MVP Connor McDavid is scorching hot with 11 goals and 15 points his last 9 games.

Face-off at 9 p.m. Anton Khudobin and Cam Talbot are expected to square off in net.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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