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Iginla scores OT winner for Bruins

Jarome Iginla
Jarome Iginla
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According to TSN, former Calgary Flame superstar Jarome Iginla scored the overtime winner for the Boston Bruins in their 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in game five of their series in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. With the win, the Bruins now lead the best out of seven series 3-1.

Iginla successfully tipped a shot from the point by defenseman Dougie Hamilton, who picked up his second assist. The Bruins actually deserved to beat the Red Wings in regulation, but Brad Marchand missed a wide open net not just once but twice. The Red Wings dominated the first period with their best period of the series, but the Bruins marched back thereafter.

This was a tough game for the Red Wings to lose. Jonas Gustavsson found out just moments before the game started he would be in net for Detroit. Their number one goaltender, Jimmy Howard was out with the flu.

Comebacks continue to be a growing theme in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Red Wings were the team to blow their lead Thursday night. Detroit had a 2-0 lead on Boston in the second period before the Bruins marched back.

Iginla meanwhile scored his first playoff goal as a Boston Bruin and 33rd in his playoff career. A total of 29 of those playoff goals came while he was a Calgary Flame.

According to the Calgary Flames Media Guide, Iginla shares the Flames' record for most goals by a Calgary Flame in a playoff period with two. He set it in the third period on April 27, 2006 in a 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference quarterfinal. The Ducks went on to surprise the Flames in seven games.

The Bruins will now try to close out the Red Wings in five games. They will next play on Saturday afternoon. The game can be seen on NBC in the United States with TSN in Canada probably using the NBC feed.

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