Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Marchand Scores in OT as Bruins Beat Flames 2-1, Rebound from Upset in Vancouver

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Marchand Scores in OT as Bruins Beat Flames 2-1, Rebound from Upset in Vancouver

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Marchand lifts Bruins over Flames 2-1

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CALGARY - After a blip in Vancouver, the Bruins got right back to business.

Brad Marchand's ninth career overtime goal 3:36 into extra time gave Boston a 2-1 win on Monday afternoon over the Calgary Flames. The victory moves the Bruins to within one point of the Atlantic Division-leading Tampa Bay Lightning and comes less than 48 hours after Boston lost to the Canucks 6-1.

"We ran into a hot goalie in Vancouver. Their goalie played great tonight. But we were resilient," said Marchand, who has 22 goals on the season. "We were much better in the defensive zone and had a better game overall."

After TJ Brodie's turnover deep in the Flames end, Riley Nash's pass sprung Marchand on a breakaway and he made no mistake, slipping the puck through the pads of rookie goaltender David Rittich.

"(Nash) made a phenomenal defensive play," Marchand said. "I knew that they had three guys low and I just tried to get out of the zone. He made a great play to get it up."

Brodie accepted the blame.

"Tonight was on me," said the Flames defenceman. "I tried to pass to Johnny (Gaudreau). I could have passed it to (Sean Monahan), I could have shot it. It's one of those things that looking back now, I definitely could have done something different."

David Pastrnak also scored as Boston (36-13-8) improves to 12-1-2 in their last 15 games on the road.

Matthew Tkachuk scored the lone goal for Calgary (30-21-9).

"It's frustrating," said Tkachuk, who has 14 goals in his last 22 games. "They're a really good team. Didn't give us many chances at all. The ones that we did get, we've got to capitalize."

The Flames, who began the day one point out of third place in the Pacific Division, fall to 1-3-4 in their last eight games at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

"It's like any slump, the harder you try, the more you grip the stick, the worse it is," said Brodie. …

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