Boston 3, Columbus 1

Saturday, November 30, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Columbus 10-14-2-1 5-7-0-1 5-7-2-0 L1
Boston 18-7-0-2 12-3-0-2 6-4-0-0 W2


Bruins 3, Blue Jackets 1: Milan Lucic recorded his 13th career two-goal performance and Patrice Bergeron scored for the second straight contest as host Boston completed a three-game sweep of the regular-season series.

David Krejci notched a pair of assists and Chad Johnson turned aside 13 shots for the Bruins, who improved to 10-2-1 in their last 13 contests.

Ryan Johansen spoiled Johnson's bid for his second career shutout by scoring his team-leading 10th goal - and fourth in as many games - at 6:16 of the third period. Curtis McElhinney finished with 33 saves in his first start since Nov. 15 for the Blue Jackets, who are winless in six straight versus Boston.

After scoring on Friday to snap a six-game stretch without a point, Bergeron picked up where he left off at 9:02 of the first period. Bergeron's wrist shot from the hash marks near the right-wing boards found its way past a screened McElhinney for his eighth goal of the season.

Lucic doubled the advantage nearly five minutes later by deflecting rookie defenseman Torey Krug's shot from the high slot. The burly Lucic added his team-leading 11th of the season at 2:15 of the third as his point shot was deflected by Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson - but the puck sailed skyward before fluttering into the net.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lucic scored the overtime winner and Johnson made 32 saves in a 3-2 victory over the visiting Blue Jackets on Nov. 14. Boston also posted a 3-1 road win over Columbus on Oct. 12. ... Blue Jackets C Brandon Dubinsky participated in the morning skate but was held out versus the Bruins with a bruised foot. ... Lucic dropped the gloves against Columbus D Dalton Prout in the second period for his first fighting major of the season.

Top Game Performances

Columbus   Boston
Ryan Johansen 1 Points Milan Lucic 2
Ryan Johansen 1 Goals Milan Lucic 2
Fedor Tyutin 1 Assists David Krejci 2
Ryan Johansen 1 Power Play Goals Milan Lucic 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Curtis McElhinney .917 Save Percentage Chad Johnson .929
Curtis McElhinney 33 Saves Chad Johnson 13

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 14 1 1-2 5-6 29 22
Boston 36 3 1-6 1-2 11 34

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play its next game on the road against Montreal. The Bruins have a W/L % of .611 after a win and .778 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play its next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .412 after a loss.
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