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Bruins wrap up Presidents' Trophy with win over Blue Jackets

David Pastrnak scored his 53rd goal of the season 41 seconds into overtime and the Boston Bruins wrapped up the Presidents’ Trophy with their franchise-record 58th victory, 2-1 over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.

Associated Press

Mar 31, 2023, 1:33 PM

Updated 472 days ago

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Bruins wrap up Presidents' Trophy with win over Blue Jackets
David Pastrnak scored his 53rd goal of the season 41 seconds into overtime and the Boston Bruins wrapped up the Presidents’ Trophy with their franchise-record 58th victory, 2-1 over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.
Hampus Lindholm sent a pass to Pastrnak for the backhand winner.
The Presidents’ Trophy goes to the NHL regular-season points leader. Boston broke a tie with the 1970-71 team for the franchise victory mark and moved four away from tying the NHL record of 62 set by Detroit in 1995-96 and matched by Tampa Bay in 2018-19.
“It's been a magical season so far," Bruins' first-year coach Jim Montgomery said. “We know the hardest part is ahead of us and we're looking forward to that grind.”
Tyler Bertuzzi had a tying power-play goal in the second period and Linus Ullmark made 25 saves to help the Bruins win for the eighth time in nine games.
“It's been great and obviously the guys are awesome,” said Bertuzzi, picked up at the trade deadline. “Winning is fun. We come to the rink everyday and we have one goal in mind and we keep pushing towards it.”
Jack Roslovic scored for Columbus and Michael Hutchinson stopped 29 shots. The Blue Jackets have lost six of eight.
“Of course you're proud,” Boston captain Patrice Bergeron said. “A lot of games and a lot of hard work. I'm proud of the way we've done it, sticking to our process and growing as a team.”
Boston tied it when Bertuzzi redirected Pavel Zacha’s pass between Hutchinson’s pads.
Roslovic tipped Liam Foudy’s pass just past Ullmark’s outstretched left skate at 8:08 of the first.
“That was a battle, obviously a tight game. A good team there and we battled right to the end,” Columbus center Boone Jenner said. “It's too bad we we didn't get rewarded with the other (point), but loved the compete and the fight in us tonight.”


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