Jets 4, Bruins 2: Bryan Little Scores Twice, Leads Winnipeg To Victory

Bryan Little scored two third-period goals and Blake Wheeler had a goal and two assists as the Winnipeg Jets doubled up the Boston Bruins, 4-2, on Friday night in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Tuukka Rask had 21 saves for Boston, which fell to 35-19-2.

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Bruins Vs. Jets Final Score: The Little Things Add Up For Jets, Take 4-2 Win Over B's

David Krejci scored less than a minute into the third period to tie up the game 2-2 with plenty of time to go in the remainder of the period.

But then Bryan Little showed up.

After giving the Bruins hope to win two games in a row for the first time since January, Little came up and scored two goals in 2:04 seconds to give the Jets an eventual 4-2 win.

Tuukka Rask stopped just 21 shots of 25 total against him. He is 0-4-1 in his last five games and has allowed 17 goals in that span.

The defense hasn't done much better. In Zdeno Chara's last three games, he has finished with a -6 rating. Johnny Boychuk has a -4 since his resigning and renewal of his contract.

However, Jordan Caron showed improvement and scored his third goal of the season, tying the game early on.

Former Bruin forward Blake Wheeler added to his season total, scoring the Jets second goal late in the first period.

The Bruins will face the Minnesota Wild on Sunday, and the puck drops at 3 p.m.




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Bruins Vs. Jets Score Update: Winnipeg Up 2-1 After Three Goal Second Period

After a little bit of a slow start in the first period, both teams bounced back in the second to add excitement on the ice and add numbers to the scoreboard.

Winnipeg struck first less than two minutes into the second period, when Alexander Burmistrov wristed a shot past Tuukka Rask, using Zdeno Chara as a screen in the process.

The Jets continued to surge and came back and almost scored again four minutes later. However, a nice stop by Rask sent the Bruins back the other way in a 3-on-2 situation. Jordan Caron crashed into the zone and fired one past Ondrej Pavelec to tie the game 1-1.

But it was former Bruin forward Blake Wheeler that added an additional goal to the period that put the Jets up 2-1 with under five minutes to go in the second frame. Just seconds after his team came off the penalty kill, Wheeler wristed in his 11th goal of the season.

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Bruins Vs. Jets Score Update: Scoreless After First Period

After twenty minutes of play, the Bruins and Jets sit scoreless though each had a couple of opportunities on net.

The B's put up 13 shots on net in the first frame while holding the Jets to just four. However, the Bruins have been pretty used to big numbers on net without converting. They will need to put a couple of those in the back of the net to make the number worth while.

Perhaps the most surprising thing was that not only was there no scoring from either team, but neither the Jets nor the Bruins were sent to the penalty box in the twenty minutes.

In Tuukka Rask's first game back in net after his shaky start against the Buffalo Sabres, he turned aside four shots but looked solid in net otherwise.

Josh Hennessy made his Bruins debut tonight, skating on the same line as Shawn Thornton and Gregory Campbell, though he only has 2:45 minutes on ice.

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Bruins Vs. Jets Preview: TV/Radio Info, Time, Location And More

Event: Boston Bruins vs. Winnipeg Jets
Date/Time: Friday, February 17, 2012 - 8 p.m. EDT.
Location: MTS Centre (Capacity: 15,004), Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Broadcast Info: Friday's game between the Bruins and the Jets will be broadcast live on NESN and TSN. The game can also be heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub, with Dave Goucher providing play-by-play, and Bob Beers providing analysis.

Last Time Out: After the last month of trading wins and losses every night, the Bruins managed to pick up a 4-3 shootout win against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday. Andrew Ference, Benoit Pouliot and Patrice Bergeron each scored, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead heading into the third period. The Habs came back to tie the game and send it to a shootout, but ultimately Tyler Seguin put one past Carey Price to give his team two points.

Tim Thomas was in net for the B’s again, stopping 26-of-29 shots including all three shootout attempts.

The Jets are coming off a similar situation, as they took 4-3 shootout win over Minnesota last night.

Evander Kane scored twice in regulation, and then shot the winning puck into the back of the net during the shootout. The 20-year-old now has 21 goals this season and leads his team in that category.

Storyline: Boston has won two of the three meetings against the Jets, including the most recent matchup back in January. The Bruins won 5-3 after Nathan Horton scored a goal eight seconds into the third period to tie the game up.

In that game, Shawn Thornton scored on a shorthanded attempt, just seconds after making his way out of the penalty box. Ondrej Pavelec did make 37 saves, including one on Daniel Paille who earned a penalty shot early in the game.

Tuukka Rask was in net for the Bruins and stopped 29-of-32 shots at his end of the ice
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Players To Watch: Former Bruins forward Blake Wheeler now leads the team in points with 39 points, and has done well against his former team. He has one goal and one assist in three games.

Shawn Thornton has two goals against the Jets, one of them on the shorthand. With two top forwards out this game, it could be another opportunity for Thornton to shine.

Prediction: Tonight will be a chance for the Bruins to get back on track against a team that they have had some success against this season. Even without Horton and Peverley they should be able to produce some offense and earn their second straight victory. Final Score: Bruins 3, Jets 1.

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Bruins Vs. Jets: B's Hope To Notch First Back-To-Back Wins In A Month

Consistency has to be key in order for the Bruins to take their first back-to-back wins since early January. However, they will have their challenges without Nathan Horton or Rich Peverley.

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