McAvoy gets off the schneid: Charlie McAvoy sure picked a good time to tally his first goal of the season — as the defenseman’s OT winner clinched a 2-1 win for the Bruins against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. McAvoy, who hasn’t scored since Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final back on May 27, 2019, ended things just 1:19 into overtime at the United Center — slipping a puck past Robin Lehner off of a slick feed from Jake DeBrusk. Sean Kuraly also scored for the Bruins, who improve to 33-10-12 on the year and have now won five games in a row. Jaroslav Halak finished with 21 saves on the night. As has primarily been the case since the Bruins have returned from the All-Star break, the Bruins dominated play for most of Wednesday’s contest — outshooting Chicago, 40-22 on the night. Over Boston’s last eight periods of play, the club has generated an impressive 104-62 edge in shots on goal against the competition.
Bruins saved by late call: Even if it took an extra couple of minutes to secure two points in this one, the Bruins have to be thanking the officials that this game even carried over into overtime.