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Bruins stay hot with win over Jets

Nov 27, 2011 - 5:34 AM
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Chris Kelly notched a pair of goals and Tim Thomas stopped 40 shots as Boston doubled up Winnipeg, 4-2, at TD Garden.

Zdeno Chara and Brad Marchand provided the other tallies for the Bruins, who have recorded at least one point in 12 straight games (11-0-1) for the first time since 2004.

"We weren't as sharp as we should have been out there tonight, especially early," said Chara. "But we were able to get the transition game going in the second and the third period was our best."

Rich Peverley added a pair of assists as Boston recovered from a 3-2 shootout loss on Friday to Detroit which snapped their 10-game win streak.

Evander Kane and Dustin Byfuglien scored in the first period for the Jets, who have dropped two of three.

Ondrej Pavelec allowed three goals on 35 shots for the loss.

Kelly tied the game at 7:28 of the second period while Boston was shorthanded, trailing the play and easily netting a Peverley rebound.

Later in the period, the B's wasted a brief 5-on-3 as well as the following one-man edge, but Kelly one-timed a Benoit Pouliot feed from the right circle and the home team took a 3-2 edge with 3:34 left in the second.

Frantic action defined the third period, with Thomas making 16 stops and Pavelec nine.

Tyler Seguin caught Pavelec unaware and hit the post from the right circle with just over three minutes left in regulation, and Thomas kicked aside two shots (from Andrew Ladd and Kane, respectively) on the next Winnipeg rush.

Pavelec was called to the bench with well over a minute to play but Marchand broke up the middle and hit the open cage seconds later.

Winnipeg raced out to a 2-0 lead thanks to goals just 39 seconds apart.

On the first, Byfuglien was able to slip a pass over to Kane during a 2-on-1 break for a successful shot on the left side at 9:31. On the following shift, Byfuglien ripped a right-point drive past an unscreened Thomas at 10:10.

Chara's right-point blast which deflected off a Jets defender's stick on a Bruins power play made it 2-1 at 16:38.

Game Notes

Boston has won nine straight home games against Atlanta/Winnipeg dating back to December 31, 2007...The original Jets finished 3-17-3 all-time in Boston and a Winnipeg-based NHL club hasn't topped the Bruins in the Hub since January 2, 1992 when the first-generation Jets claimed a 3-1 decision...The Bruins had recorded at least one point in 12 straight games from January 27- February 21, 2004.