Brad Marchand lifts Bruins over Predators in OT

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Boston, MA, United States (4E Sports) – Brad Marchand scored 54 seconds into overtime to help the Boston Bruins snap a two-game losing streak via a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators Thursday at TD Garden.

Marchand made a move around Predators forward Mike Fisher right after crossing the blue line then beat goalie Marek Mazanec with a snap shot from the top of the left circle as the Bruins improved to 27-12-2.

Niklas Svedberg made 33 saves in his NHL debut while Johnny Boychuk and Jarome Iginla scored for the Bruins, who haven’t lost three straight this season.

Mazanec made 22 saves while Shea Weber and Viktor Stalberg provided the scoring punch for the Predators (18-18-5), who lost the first of their three-game road trip. Nashville hasn’t won in Boston in four games since Nov. 28, 2003.

Stalberg got the Predators on the board first at 18:04, when Nashville caught Boston during an ill-timed line change.

After Fisher fired a shot off Svedberg from the right faceoff dot, Stalberg recovered the puck for a shot that landed in the back of the net before.

Boychuk’s first goal in 19 games tied the game 1-1 early in the third period before

Iginla broke the deadlock with a goal from an assist by Milan Lucic and David Krejci.

Shea Weber’s blast from the high slot tied the game again at 14:35. Svedberg stopped Fisher’s backhand shot from in tight before Weber scored on the rebound for a 2-2 tie.

The Bruins finish their three-game homestand against the Winnipeg Jets Saturday before heading on a three-game road trip to California. The Predators play the Florida Panthers on the same day.

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