Highlights of the Bruins' 2-1 Game 3 loss to the Blue Jackets

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IN BRIEF: Sergei Bobrovsky had 36 saves and made goals from Boone Jenner and Matt Duchene stand up as the Blue Jackets held off the Bruins for a 2-1 victory in Columbus Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series. Game 4 is Thursday night in Columbus. BOX SCORE 

HIGHLIGHTS:

BOONE JENNER GIVES JACKETS THE EARLY LEAD:

MATT DUCHENE MAKES IT 2-0 CBJ IN 2ND:

DEBRUSK GETS BRUINS ON THE BOARD, AFTER REPLAY REVIEW:

FROM JOE HAGGERTY:

*The Bruins were asking Jake DeBrusk to take the puck hard to the net and be harder on things in the offensive zone, and lo and behold, he did that with a goal at the end of the second period. He drove to the net and poked a puck one-handed through the pads of Sergei Bobrovsky for the score. It was ruled no goal on the ice, but a review afterward made it pretty clear the puck eventually went from underneath the pads and then past the goal line. It’s DeBrusk’s second goal of the playoffs in his 10th postseason game. With his 60th career playoff assist, David Krejci joined Ray Bourque (125) and Bobby Orr (66) as just the third player Bruins franchise history to record that many in the postseason.

*The Bruins top power-play unit still looks completely out of sorts. They’re having trouble entering the zone, can’t get anything set up in the offensive zone and aren’t getting any shots on net. The B’s can’t continue if they’re getting limited offensive looks from their best players and top power-play unit. That is completely unsustainable if it keeps happening. They also couldn’t clear a puck in the second period Columbus power play where Matt Duchene eventually scored on a loose puck rebound in front to make it 2-0. For another night, the B’s lost the special teams battle to Columbus and that is going to spell trouble for them for as long as it happens.

*A tough goal to completely hang on Tuukka Rask because it looked like Boone Jenner’s shot was partially deflected by Connor Clifton, but it also felt like Rask was a little off his angle while aggressively challenging the shot outside the crease. Meanwhile, Bobrovsky was almost perfect at the other end stopping everything aside from the DeBrusk score that was tucked underneath his pads in the second period. Columbus was also the beneficiary of a pair of posts as Charlie McAvoy hit one in the first period, and then Noel Acciari slammed a rocket off the post in the third on a big shot from the high slot area.

UP NEXT:
Game 4: Thursday, @Columbus, 7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network
Game 5: Saturday, @TD Garden, 7:15 p.m., NBC
*Game 6: Monday, @Columbus, TBD
*Game 7: Wednesday, May 8: @TD Garden, TBD

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