Brad Marchand scored the Bruins' lone goal of regulation, putting the team on the board about 12 minutes after Winnipeg's Chris Thorburn got a goal early in the first period. But for the rest of the first period and 40 more minutes of play, the action was more about missed opportunities and hits than goals.
Tuukka Rask and Ondrej Pavelec both kept the doors shut for their respective teams--in the end, they would both make 26 saves on 27 shots seen and both end up with .963 save percentages. There were many chances for Boston that fell just short, ringing the post or otherwise being denied by Pavelec. The Bruins and Jets also took to getting physical, tallying up 80 hits total between the two squads.
But breaking the tie between the two teams ended up requiring a shootout. In the first round, Tyler Seguin and Blake Wheeler each put away a goal, Wheeler scoring on his former teammate. But then Patrice Bergeron scored in the second round while Olli Jokinen missed, followed by Chris Bourque and Bryan Little both failing to score, so Bergeron secured the victory.
The Bruins' next game will be against the New York Rangers on Jan. 23. It starts at 7:30 p.m. and can be seen on NBC Sports Network.