National Hockey League
Boston 3, Vancouver 2
When: 7:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 28, 2021
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Referees: Marc Joannette, Pierre Lambert
Linesmen: Devin Berg, CJ Murray
Attendance: 17850

David Pastrnak scored the go-ahead goal on a back-door tip-in with 3:24 remaining as the Boston Bruins rallied past the visiting Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Sunday night.

Pastrnak skated in from the left circle and guided in Brad Marchand's pass through the crease for a power-play goal.

Marchand and Anton Blidh also had goals for Boston, which bounced back from two losses in three games with its fifth win in the past seven games. Marchand's goal was his team-leading ninth and gave him a team-high 24 points.

Linus Ullmark made 36 saves for the Bruins. Ullmark was making his first start after being a late scratch with a minor injury before Wednesday's game at Buffalo.

Tanner Pearson and Conor Garland each scored for Vancouver, which suffered its fourth straight loss and ninth in 10 games overall.

Former Bruins goalie Jaroslav Halak made 39 saves for the Canucks. Halak spent three seasons with Boston from 2018 to 2021 while posting a 49-23-14 record over 90 games.

Pearson opened the scoring 3:33 into the game on a power play. Nils Hoglander skated near the top of the left circle and bounced a puck to the net, where Pearson poked it through in traffic for his third goal of the season.

Blidh answered with his first of the season nearly 2 1/2 minutes later. Blidh skated into the attacking zone through three defenders before beating Halak on a long wrist shot near the top of the left circle.

Garland appeared to put Vancouver back in front with 2:37 remaining in the opening period. However, the Bruins challenged, and the goal was waved after the Canucks were deemed to be offside.

Garland finally got his goal at 12:31 of the second when he flung a puck from the left circle through Ullmark's five-hole to put the Canucks back on top, 2-1.

Marchand pulled Boston even with a power-play goal at 8:45 of the third. The Bruins' alternate captain skated through the slot and flipped in a rebound that had leaked out amid chaos in front of the net.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Vancouver   Boston
Conor Garland 1 Points Brad Marchand 2
Conor Garland 1 Goals Brad Marchand 1
Brock Boeser 1 Assists Patrice Bergeron 2
Tanner Pearson 1 Power Play Goals Brad Marchand 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jaroslav Halak .929 Save Percentage Linus Ullmark .947
Jaroslav Halak 39 Saves Linus Ullmark 36
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 38 2 1-4 1-3 6 32
Boston 42 3 2-3 3-4 8 33
Upcoming Games
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Bruins have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .875 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play their next game on the road against Montreal. The Canucks have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .312 after a loss.