Ryan Spooner and Torey Krug scored in the shootout to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
Brad Marchand had a goal in his fourth straight game for Boston, which has won four of five overall. David Pastrnak also scored for the Bruins.
Kerby Rychel and Dalton Prout scored for the Blue Jackets. Prout’s was his first in 108 games, but Columbus lost its third in a row.
Bruins backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson made 31 saves through overtime. Joonas Korpisalo stopped 32 shots for the Blue Jackets.
Spooner, shooting first, beat Korpisalo with a wrister to the glove side. Krug, going third for Boston, fired a rising shot inside the right post.
Both teams killed off power plays in OT.
Boston went down a man for 2 minutes after defenseman Dennis Seidenberg was whistled for slashing after breaking Joonas Kemppainen’s stick with 5.2 seconds left in regulation.
Then the Blue Jackets were called for too many men on the ice, but Korpisalo made a handful of stops.
The building was about three-quarters full despite a late afternoon snowstorm that snarled traffic.
Boston coach Claude Julien recently called his team’s troubles at home versus its success on the road "not comparable and not acceptable." The Bruins are 14-5-3 away from TD Garden, but 11-12-2 at home.
They squandered a two-goal lead in less than 7 minutes in the second period.
Boston had jumped ahead 1-0 just 32 seconds into the second when Marchand redirected Spooner’s pass for his team-leading 19th goal. Pastrnak made it 2-0 just more than 3 minutes later.
The Blue Jackets then scored twice in a little more than 3 minutes, tying it when Rychel tripped a shot past Gustavsson at 10:08.
Prout had sliced it to 2-1 when his tough-angle shot slipped under Gustavsson’s left pad. He fired a wrister below the right circle.
The Blue Jackets nearly grabbed the lead with 2 minutes to play in regulation, but Gustavsson stopped a pair of shots during a scramble in front of the net.
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