Loui Eriksson looks like he's fitting in just fine with his new team.
Eriksson scored 1:46 into overtime Thursday night to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 victory against the Winnipeg Jets. The veteran forward, the key piece the Bruins received in the trade that sent Tyler Seguin to the Dallas Stars, lifted a pass by rookie Ryan Spooner on a 2-on-1 break over Ondrej Pavelec for the win.
"It was not necessarily a pretty game on our end as far a full game," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "But we found a way to win, and the guys that needed to produce, produced"
Spooner had tied the game at 6:22 of the third period after Winnipeg had taken a 2-1 lead on a goal by rookie Mark Scheifele at 4:21.
Pavelec finished with 31 saves; Svedberg stopped 26 shots, half of them in a scoreless second period during which the Jets outshot the Bruins 13-3.
"I didn't like the end results. I did like some parts of the game," Jets coach Claude Noel said. "I thought that Pavelec was outstanding. I thought that [rookie defenseman Jacob] Trouba was strong."
The teams play again Friday night in Saskatoon.
|Patrice Bergeron (1) Snap shot - ASST: Brad Marchand (1), Torey Krug (1)|
1 - 0 BOS
|PPG - Devin Setoguchi (1) Snap shot - ASST: Jacob Trouba (1), Olli Jokinen (1)|
1 - 1 Tie
|PPG - Mark Scheifele (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Eric Tangradi (1), Grant Clitsome (1)|
2 - 1 WPG
|Ryan Spooner (1) Deflected shot - ASST: Matt Bartkowski (1), Torey Krug (2)|
2 - 2 Tie
|Loui Eriksson (1) Snap shot - ASST: Ryan Spooner (1), Dennis Seidenberg (1)|
3 - 2 BOS
|Dougie Hamilton Interference - 2 min against Jim Slater|
|Devin Setoguchi Holding - 2 min against Matt Lindblad|
|Dougie Hamilton Cross checking - 2 min against Matt Halischuk|
|Shawn Thornton Too many men/ice - bench - 2 min|
|Dustin Byfuglien Roughing - 2 min against Torey Krug|
|Dennis Seidenberg Tripping - 2 min against Devin Setoguchi|
|Matt Fraser Hooking - 2 min against Anthony Peluso|
|Michael Frolik Hooking - 2 min against Matt Bartkowski|
|Adam Pardy Holding - 2 min against Reilly Smith|
|Evander Kane Tripping - 2 min against Dougie Hamilton|