The Columbus Blue Jackets have skated into the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, to try and get back into the win column against the red-hot Bruins on Thursday night.
Following two periods of action, both teams are deadlocked at one apiece.
The opening frame went scoreless as both teams were playing stingy defense; however, the Blue Jackets drew first blood just two minutes into the second stanza when Columbus forward Derek MacKenzie (assisted by Nikita Nikitin and Grant Clitsome) scored on the power play with a 28-foot tip-in.
That didn’t sit well with Boston defenseman Adam McQuaid, who wristed one in less than two minutes later to make it one-all.
The Bruins head into a deadlocked third period with a six game winning streak on the line (9-7-0 overall) while the Blue Jackets are trying to improve on their ugly 3-13-1 start.
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