After a sleepy first two periods that featured just one goal, the Bruins and Blue Jackets combined for an epic third period that saw the teams combine for six goals, including five in the last 10 minutes. Fortunately for the Bruins, who saw a two-goal lead evaporate in a span less than two minutes, they scored the final tally — David Pastrnak's second of the game — with 1:28 remaining to win pivotal Game 5 and take a 3-2 series lead.
Tuukka Rask and the Bruins had to withstand a Columbus final flurry — including a dinged post and two point-blank chances with 14.6 seconds remaining — to take the series lead heading into Game 6 in Columbus. Rask stopped 29 of 32 shots.
David Krejci and Brad Marchand also lit the lamp for the Bruins. Patrice Bergeron and Pastrnak each led the Bruins with a plus-3 rating.
Sergei Bobrovsky had another strong game in net for Columbus, despite allowing four goals on 33 shots.
The Boston Bruins will look to take a series lead when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets for Game 5 at TD Garden. Puck drop is set for 7:15 p.m. Follow along for updates from Saturday’s game.