Matt Duchene scored at 3:42 in the second overtime and the Blue Jackets defeated the Bruins 3-2 on Saturday, leveling the Columbus-Boston series to a win on both sides.
Duchene scored on the power play after Patrice Bergeron tripped Seth Jones. He converted a rebound after a shot by Artemi Panarin, who was responsible for the first two goals of the Jackets.
The series will continue in Ohio Tuesday and Thursday before another date in Boston next Saturday.
Matt Grzelcyk and David Pastrnak scored for the Bruins.
The Blue Jackets had a much better start to the game than in the last game, but it was the Bruins that hit the line first.
On the power play, Grzelcyk scored with a slap shot, partially stopped by Bobrovsky’s glove.
Visitors also enjoyed a superiority to enter the table, from the 63rd second of the second period.
Installed at the point, Jones pretended to shoot and he passed the puck to his left, to Panarin. The Russian drew on receipt, giving no chance to Rask.
Pastrnak responded 58 seconds later when Charlie Coyle’s pass from behind the net hit his right skate before crossing the goal line.
The Jones-Panarin duo redid theirs exactly six minutes later, creating a 2-2 tie.
Jones intercepted a dangerous Coyle pass in the slot and handed the disc to his teammate. Panarin showed surgical precision to house the puck over the Bruins goaltender’s mitten.