by Adam London
1 hour ago
Watch out, NHL. The leader Bruins has a new goalscorer in its hands.
We’re not talking about Garnet Hathaway or Dmitry Orlov, acquired by Boston in a transaction with the Washington Capitals on Thursday. We’re talking about Linus Ullmark, who unexpectedly lit the lamp at Rogers Arena on Saturday night.
With the Bruins leading by one goal and the Canucks net empty, Ullmark drove the final nail into Vancouver’s coffin as he cleared the zone and found the back of the net. The Vezina Trophy league-leader became the first ever Bruins netminder to score a goal and only the eighth in league history.
After Boston’s sixth straight win, Brad Marchand joked about it a new assignment the Bruins could now give Ullmark that he has shown a goal-scoring ability.
“I’m sure he’ll be on the power play next time,” Marchand told reporters, per The Athletic’s Fluto Shinzawa.
As for Ullmark’s primary responsibility, the eighth year pro stopped 26 of the 27 shots he faced in Vancouver. The Bruins have not lost a game since January 29 in which Ullmark started between the pipes.
The B’s will try to extend their win streak to seven games on Monday night when they visit Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers. NESN’s full coverage of the game begins at 7:30 PM ET.