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Peverley Set Up the Win

by John Bishop / Boston Bruins
BOSTON -- After the first period on Saturday, the Bruins knew that something had to change.


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Down 2-1, it looked like Boston might drop a second straight decision and snap their points streak at 11 games.

But that's when Rich Peverley hit the gas and stoked a B's comeback.

"Well you know Rich has a lot of speed, and we talked about that not too long ago, how much our game has been better because we’ve added some speed," explained Head Coach Claude Julien. "He’s one of those guys that has come in since the trade deadline last year and has added that element.

"He has been very very good this year at using his outside speed and even cutting to the net and scoring some goals. But tonight he cut to the net and did what he had to do and [Chris Kelly] was right there on the spot to bang it in."

Peveley helped set up both of Kelly's goals on Saturday night, which tied the game and eventually pushed the Bruins to a 4-2 victory against his former team.

"I think usually I’m playing my best hockey when I’m driving the net and using my speed so you want to just continue to try to do that," said Peverley.

"They played well," added the wing of the Jets. "They’re a hard team to play against.

"They’re playing real well right now. We believe in ourselves, everybody in this room believes in each other to come back.

"Once we get that first one -- it’s a great job on [Zdeno] Chara to get us going -- And we’ll [went] from there."

Peverley's speed made it possible.

"I was just trying to have a step on up there and I just tried to take it to the net a little bit," said the wing of Kelly's shorthanded goal. "I thought I had a chance to get it in but it was just sitting there, great job by Chris to drive the net."

Later, Peverley also made a pass to Benoit Pouliot, who then passed to Kelly for the B's third goal -- the game-winner.

"I think we played well, but we didn’t play our best," said Peverley of the B's shootout loss to Detroit. "You want to see how we’re going to bounce back.

"Obviously, our first period wasn’t what we expected and for us to come back and get the two points and keep going and keep trying to climb the standings."

And Peverley challenged himself to improve, as well.

"I had a little bit of a jump [Friday]," said Peverley. "But I was a little frustrated with my game yesterday I think with the shots on net, and the timing was a little better [Saturday]."

Julien wasn't surprised.

"That’s been something that we’ve seen a lot of from him this year, which is something we’ve been looking for for a long time," said the B's bench boss.
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