BOSTON - Rich Peverley and David Krejci scored consecutively in a shootout as the Boston Bruins edged the Columbus Blue Jackets, 2-1, in a shootout on Thursday night at TD Garden.
Tyler Seguin opened the shootout with a miss, but Rick Nash was stopped by Tuukka Rask (31 saves) on the other end. Peverley scored his goal against Blue Jackets goalie Curtis Sanford (27 saves) but Mark Letestu answered with Columbus' first goal of the shootout. Krejci scored to give the Bruins the advantage and Antoine Vermette's shot was stopped.
Columbus (3-13-2) opened the scoring on Derek MacKenzie's power play goal (his third of the season) on assists from Nikita Nikitin just 2:49 into the second period. Adam McQuaid answered with a goal for Boston (10-7-0), finding the back of the net for an unassisted goal with 4:24 remaining in the middle period.
Boston travels to the Big Apple to face the New York Islanders on Saturday night.