BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — They didn’t make it easy but the Bruins made it a victory 3-2 against the Blue Jackets in overtime Thursday night.
TheBruins take a one game to none lead in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs riding the back of Weymouth native Charlie Coyle--who wasn't even 'with' the team when the season began.
Coyle tied it in the final five minutes of regulation and scored again with 5:15 gone in overtime.
Tuukka Rask stopped 20 shots for Boston, which took a 1-0 lead on Noel Acciari's short-handed goal in the first period, but then fell behind in the third after Brandon Dubinsky and Pierre-Luc Dubois scored in a span of 13 seconds.
Coyle tied it when he one-timed a backhanded centering pass from Marcus Johansson into the net with 4:35 left to force overtime. He ended it in the extra period by deflecting a shot from Johansson into the net.
Sergei Bobrovsky made 34 saves for the Blue Jackets, who swept the Presidents Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round.
Game 2 will be Saturday night at TD Garden.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
WBZ NewsRadio Adam M. Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports.