They may have had their 10-game winning streak snapped Friday in shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings, but the Bruins extended their point streak to 12 games (11-0-1) with tonight's 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets before a TD Garden crowd of 17,565. It was the Bruins’ 99th consecutive home sellout.
Chris Kelly tallied a pair of second-period goals to help the Bruins erase a 2-1 first period deficit. Kelly got his eighth goal of the season on a short-handed tally to tie it, 2-2, at 7:28 of the second and followed with an even-handed slapper at 16:38 to give the Bruins a one-goal lead.
Tim Thomas, who gave up a pair if first-period goals by Evander Kane and Dustin Byfuglien 39 seconds apart, perserved that lead, making 40 saves before Brad Marchand's unassisted empty-netter at 18:51 enabled the Garden crowd to exhale.
Evander Kane and Dustin Byfuglien scored 39 seconds apart in the first period for the Jets, who lost for the second time in six games.
Winnipeg’s Ondrej Pavelec made 32 saves.
Content from The Associated Press was used in this report.