The Boston Bruins have set a new NHL record following their 3-2 victory in overtime against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday evening. Now, the Bruins hold the record for most consecutive home victories to start an NHL season with 12. The previous record of 11 straight home wins held by the 1963-64 Chicago Blackhawks was equaled by the Florida Panthers last season.
“We talked about it after the second [period] going into the third,” Bruins coach Jim Montgomery admitted following the win. “There’s been a lot of great teams in this league, and you’re able to set a precedent, break a record. It’s pretty special, and it doesn’t happen if those guys don’t believe in themselves like they do.”
After going two goals down in the first period, the Bruins turned their fortunes around when David Krejci put Boston on the scoresheet with 31 seconds left in the second period. Krejci scored again with 9:33 left in the third to force the game into overtime. A power-play goal from David Pastrnak sealed the comeback win for the Bruins.
Sitting at the top of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division, the Bruins next face Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.