Patrice Bergeron scored the game-tying goal and then one of the Bruins’ two shootout goals Monday night in a 3-2 comeback win against Toronto at TD Garden.
The Bruins had trailed 2-0, but rallied to earn the victory and a split of the home-and-home series with the Leafs.
Milan Lucic scored his first goal in 16 games and Tyler Seguin also scored in the shootout. For more here’s my NHL.com recap.
Bruins coach Claude Julien called the win “gutsy” and was concerned about the team’s weariness. So he gave the club off Tuesday and they’ll host Montreal in a battle for first place Wednesday night at the TD Garden. The Canadiens may be a little weary because they play in Pittsburgh Tuesday night. The Bruins and Canadiens are tied atop the Northeast Division.
•This morning the Bruins announced the signing of a contract extension with defenseman Matt Bartkowski and a free-agent entry-level deal with former Minnesota-Duluth blueliner Chris Casto.
Bartkowski, who is in his third pro season, was called up to the Bruins and is minus-2 in two games. He signed a one-year extension. According to CapGeek.com, Bartkowski would’ve been an unrestricted free agent next summer.
Casto attended the Bruins’ development camp last summer. With the Bulldogs this season, he put up 3-6-9 totals in 36 games. At 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, Casto is certainly a different-sized defenseman than ones the Bruins have signed out of college in the past.