Bruins G Ullmark scores empty-net objective

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Goaltender Linus Ullmark scored into an empty web within the remaining minute, and the NHL-leading Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Saturday evening for his or her sixth straight victory.

Ullmark made a save and fired a excessive wrist shot the size of the ice to change into the thirteenth goalie in NHL historical past to attain a objective — and the eighth to truly shoot the puck into the online.

“It’s one of the dreams I always had that I wanted to score a goal, and now I had the opportunity,” Ullmark stated. “I tried it at the Winter Classic, didn’t really make it, and now everything came together.”

Ullmark made 26 saves within the win, and based on ESPN Stats & Information analysis, he turned the primary Bruins goaltender to attain a objective and the primary NHL netminder to submit a tally since Pekka Rinne did so for the Nashville Predators on Jan. 9, 2020.

“It’s good to have talented goaltenders,” Boston coach Jim Montgomery stated. “We try to end games; that’s our mentality. It takes as much skill to chip a puck out just past the red line as it does to fire a puck from your own end into an empty net.”

Defenseman Hampus Lindholm and Brad Marchand had first-period objectives for the Bruins.

“This was a Stanley Cup-winning type team, but I thought we hung in there,” Canucks coach Rick Tocchet stated. “We played well. I’m kind of proud of the guys. Some of our top guys are a little tired.”

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Lindholm opened the scoring on an influence play with 2:52 left within the first interval, beating goalie Arturs Silovs with a one-timer from the purpose.

Marchand made it 2-0 with 35 seconds left within the first, darting to the center on a break and beating Silovs to the far facet for his nineteenth objective of the season.

Brock Boeser scored for Vancouver, getting on the board at 7:24 of the third. Silovs stopped 32 pictures for the house workforce.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.