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Postgame Reaction vs. Nashville

by Hannah Becker / Boston Bruins – For the second straight game the Boston Bruins needed extra time to decide a contest and although Tyler Seguin was the hero for Boston on Tuesday, tonight it was Shea Weber and the Nashville Predators that came up big in the overtime period to give Nashville the 4-3 victory.

Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, scores a goal as he is defended by Nashville Predators' Shea Weber (6) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 17, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
“It was the type of game we certainly expected and it’s the type of game we got,” Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien told NESN’s Naoko Funayama after the game.

Weber buried a blast from the point with just 1:23 left in the overtime period after Boston defenseman Steven Kampfer took a holding penalty with two minutes to go to give the Predators the power play opportunity.

Boston battled hard throughout the night and goaltender Tuukka Rask made 27 saves, to help Boston pick up a point.

Seguin started the scoring off for Boston just 1:50 into the game with his 11th goal of the year.

“I think it was Kaberle that set it up and Peverley that chipped it and I went wide, and I was looking for [Chris Kelly] and I didn’t see anything so I tried to go far side and it worked,” Seguin said of his goal.

Center David Krejci scored in the second period and Patrice Bergeron netted his 22nd of the year in the third.

“I thought for the first two period it was a really good a battle. Two teams battling pretty hard and not giving each other much. And the goaltenders were standing tall for both teams,” Julien told Funayama.

“I liked the way we came out in the third period. We came out strong and got ourselves in the lead.”

Krejci’s goal, assisted by linemates Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic, extended his point streak to seven games. He has 3-6-9 totals over that span.

Bergeron’s goal was his first point in eight games. 

Boston concludes their final multiple-game road trip of the season on Saturday with a 7 p.m. tilt.

“At this stage of the season you have to battle for every inch you want,” Julien told NESN.  

“We’re playing desperate teams. Nashville, and Toronto is another team that is still hanging on to hope of making the playoffs so it’s not going to get any easier.

"I think right now the best thing we can do is start to make sure we’re sharp through sixty minutes because mistakes become very costly this time of year.”
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