Boston Bruins right winger Jordan Caron and Winnipeg Jets defenceman Mark Stuart battle for the puck during NHL hockey in Winnipeg, Man. Tuesday, March 19, 2013. (BRIAN DONOGH/QMI Agency)
WINNIPEG - Zach Bogosian has bailed out his teammates plenty of times since returning to the Winnipeg Jets lineup. But this time, the steady defenceman got a little help from his friends.
Bogosian made an uncharacteristic, not to mention unlucky, blunder on the opening shift of the second period that allowed Brad Marchand to score just eight seconds in, but the Jets showed plenty of fight in bouncing back to score three times in the third to earn a 3-1 victory over the Boston Bruins before an appreciative crowd of 15,004 at MTS Centre on Tuesday night.
Bogosian, who finished with four turnovers in the contest, was going back for the puck and attempted to dish it to partner Ron Hainsey but it took a crazy bounce off the end boards and the side of the net, ending up on the stick of Marchand.
“I don’t say anything. We’ve all done that," said Noel. “Does somebody need to remind you, or say to you, ‘Gee, what were you thinking?’ We’ve all made those plays. Those plays are nightmares. And they’re hard to shake. I’m not mentioning it.”
Nobody needed to mention it.
Mistakes are part of the game and Bogosian, who has been one of the Jets’ best players this season, helped put it behind him by taking the shot from the right point that Blake Wheeler deftly redirected high to the glove side of Tuukka Rask, tying the game and sending the hometown faithful into a frenzy with a power-play goal that injected some serious life back into the Jets.