On Saturday night, the Boston Bruins finally delivered a loss to the division leading Florida Panthers. The Panthers were playing the second game of a back-to-back; the night the Red Wings took them to overtime.
Before the start of the game, the Bruins and Panthers both honoured the late Jimmy Hayes, who played for both teams in his NHL career, by wearing warmup jerseys bearing his nicknames on the back nameplate. Those jerseys will be auctioned off for charity.
For Broadway Jimmy Hayes ❤️
— Missin Curfew (@MissinCurfew) October 30, 2021
Jimmy Hayes wife posted a picture on her story of Kevin and one of Jimmy’s sons at the Bruins game last night 🥺❤️ pic.twitter.com/73IhtQ0RFM
— Minka (@Minkatb17) October 31, 2021
Charlie Coyle was the hero of the night, starting off the scoring and ending it in the shootout.
— NHL (@NHL) October 30, 2021
Charlie Coyle was a baaaaad man tonight pic.twitter.com/A9LRLli01H
— Evan Marinofsky (@EvanMarinofsky) October 31, 2021
In between, Anthony Duclair and Sasha Barkov (PPG) scored to tie and take the lead respectively. Charlie McAvoy stepped up for his own power play goal.
Charlie McAvoy ties it up on the power play.
2-2 game. pic.twitter.com/2QoacoP0pM
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) October 31, 2021
Of course, Chuckie was having himself a night, after laying out Eetu Luostarinen.
Charlie McAvoy good lord pic.twitter.com/8D1dWNaQsp
— Spoked Z (@SpokedZ) October 31, 2021
As I said before: Coyle finished the game in the shootout, ending the Panthers season starting win-streak at 8 games.
Next, the Bruins have the next few days off from games until they meet up with the Red Wings at the Garden on Thursday night.