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Blue Jackets even series with 2OT victory against Bruins in Game 2

Duchene wins it at 3:42; Panarin scores twice for Columbus

by Matt Kalman / Correspondent

Duchene nets winner in 2OT

CBJ@BOS, Gm2: Duchene wins it in 2OT on power play

R2, Gm2: Matt Duchene buries the rebound between Tuukka Rask's pads on the power play, lifting the Blue Jackets to a 3-2 win in double overtime

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BOSTON -- Matt Duchene scored a power-play goal 3:42 into the second overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at TD Garden on Saturday.

After Patrice Bergeron was penalized for tripping at 2:59, Artemi Panarin shot from the point and Duchene got the rebound and scored his first Stanley Cup Playoff overtime goal five-hole on Tuukka Rask.

"[Panarin] took a great shot. ... I think Rask was expecting it, and it just came to me and I was able to find a hole," Duchene said.


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The best-of-7 series is tied with Game 3 at Columbus on Tuesday. Boston won Game 1 3-2 in overtime.

"You work hard to put yourself in a good position I think throughout the game, and you know, tight game and obviously it's on me obviously to try to avoid that penalty, and that's it," Bergeron said. "I mean, yeah it's a tough loss, but we got to move forward I guess."

Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky made a glove save on a bouncing puck shot from outside the zone at 6:25 of the first overtime, another on a rebound by Bergeron at 8:24, and one more on Bergeron from the slot at 17:43. Charlie Coyle hit the post at 18:35.

"You have to be there when your teammates need you," said Bobrovsky, who made 29 saves.

Video: CBJ@BOS, Gm2: Bobrovsky comes up clutch in overtime

Matt Grzelcyk gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead at 7:50 of the first period. Charlie McAvoy got the puck at the right point following a battle along the boards and passed across to Grzelcyk, whose slap shot from the left point went in off Bobrovsky's glove.

Panarin tied it 1-1 on the power play at 1:03 of the second period with a one-timer from the top of the left circle.

David Pastrnak scored 58 seconds later to put Boston back ahead 2-1 after Coyle's wraparound attempt deflected in off his skate in the crease.

Video: CBJ@BOS, Gm2: Pastrnak deflects puck past Bobrovsky

Panarin scored his second of the game to tie it 2-2 at 8:03. Following a turnover in the slot by Coyle during a 4-on-4, Seth Jones passed to Panarin, who shot under the crossbar from low in the right circle.

"I think it was a tight match," said Rask, who made 38 saves. "Third period was ours, but we didn't score there. I thought they came out hard. They played a hard, heavy game. Both teams had chances. Yeah, it's tough. I don't think we [gave] this away, it was just a tight game and second overtime, penalty and they scored."


They said it

"I just think he's confident in his game. I think he feels like he's being backed up by us, and we feel like we're backing him up and he's backing us up. So it's been a good marriage in that sense, where we've done our work in front of him so he can make the saves. And then the hard ones, I mean, that's why he is a world-class goalie. So we don't want to give those up, but when he makes them it just gives us the confidence as well." -- Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno on goalie Sergei Bobrovsky

"I mean, you don't want to lose two in a row. I'm not getting off the mindset that our team has as far as just get ready to play the next game. We win this game, I hope they have a ball tonight and they should. They should feel really good about themselves, but then when we get back to work on Monday, it's getting ready for the next game." -- Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella

"I think we'll take some time off tomorrow, let the body heal a little bit. I'm sure we'll go over a lot of video. Haven't had too much time in between series. Just have to do your best to recover and hydrate and get ready to go in three days." -- Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk

Video: CBJ@BOS, Gm2: Panarin roofs second goal of the game


Need to know

Boston is 9-9 in games that end in the second overtime; Columbus is 2-1. … Grzelcyk's goal was his first in the NHL playoffs. … The Blue Jackets overcame a playoff game in which they trailed multiple times to win for the second time in their history (Game 1 of 2018 Eastern Conference First Round at the Washington Capitals). … Panarin's six-game point streak (four goals, five assists) is the longest in the playoffs in Blue Jackets history.


What's next

Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS)

Video: Blue Jackets even series with Game 2 win in 2OT

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