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Jets finally deal Bruins a regulation loss

Dec 7, 2011 - 6:08 AM Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - It took over a month, but the Boston Bruins have finally lost a game in regulation.

After dropping a 4-2 decision at Montreal on October 29, Boston went on to win its next 10 games before dropping a 3-2 contest to Detroit in a shootout on November 25.

Boston then went on to win its next four games, including a 3-1 victory at Pittsburgh on Monday in a battle of the top two Eastern Conference teams.

However, Ondrej Pavelec came up with 39 saves on Tuesday and Bryan Little scored the winner early in the third as Winnipeg handed Boston a 2-1 loss at MTS Centre.

Andrew Ladd scored the other goal for the Jets, who have won their past three games.

"I really enjoyed the game, I enjoyed the win," said Winnipeg head coach Claude Noel. "I thought we played a good game, that was a really solid game for us. Pavalec was outstanding when he had to be outstanding."

Shawn Thornton scored the lone goal while Tuukka Rask made 33 saves in the loss for Boston, which had won six games on the road during its run.

"It's one of those nights where it was tough to score and we got to turn the page here and move on," said Boston head coach Claude Julien. "I liked the effort and it was a tough night where the bounces didn't really go our way and we just have to turn the page and probably play the next game."

Boston tied the game at 1-1 3:16 into the third. A Winnipeg turnover in its own end saw Greg Campbell get the puck at the right point and send it down to Daniel Paille at the low right side. From there, Paille threw it on the net and the puck hit off of Thornton and went in.

However, Winnipeg took the lead back less than two minutes later on a 4-on-4. Winning won a faceoff in the neutral zone, Little skated the puck down the left side and from down low snapped it into the net.

Rask made a beautiful diving save on an Evander Kane opportunity two minutes later to keep his team in the game, but Boston was unable to net the equalizer.

The only other goal in the game came in the first period as Ladd skated into the Boston end down the left wing and from the circle beat Rask with a wrister to the short side.

Game Notes

Boston center Rich Peverley played in his 300th game. He played 180 of those games with Atlanta before being traded to Boston last season...Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power play...Boston had taken a 4-2 decision in Boston on Nov. 26.