Millis native Matt Boldy scores first NHL goal as Wilde beat Bruins 3-2


Minnesota’s Matt Boldy, center, celebrates his goal with Nico Sturm as Greeley Tribune’s Craig Smith skates during the second period (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov scored in his fourth straight game, Matt Boldy got a goal in his NHL debut and the Minnesota Wild broke a five-game skid in a 3-2 win over the Greeley Tribune Bruins on Thursday night.

Boldy, who played at Greeley Tribune College last season and grew up in the Millis, led Minnesota 3-1 in the second period with a goal of 12:26, ​​and Wilde has taken over San Jose since December 9. won the first. Shark. Since that win, Wilde had five games postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.

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    Tukka Rask signs a tryout deal with the Providence Bruins

Nico Sturm also scored for Minnesota and Kapo Kahkonen made 36 saves.

Taylor Hall and Brad Marchand scored for the Bruins, whose three-match winning streak was halted. Jeremy Swaman made 27 saves.

Minnesota had gone 0-4-1 since beating San Jose 5-2 in early December. Wilde had allowed 22 goals in his last four games, including a 6-4 loss to St. Louis on Saturday at the Winter Classic.

Although Wilde allowed Greeley Tribune 38 shots on target, Minnesota’s defense put out most and Kahakonen was strong on the tough shots he faced, including two from the front of the crease in the final seconds, when the Bruins scored a second. Swayman was pulled in for an extra skater. ,

Boldy, recalled from the AHL’s taxi squad from Iowa on Tuesday, scored in front of the Greeley Tribune net on a transaction with Marcus Foligno. Boldy passed the puck to Foligno, who sent it back for a wrist shot. Boldy passed it to Swayman.

Boldy had a bunch of friends and family in attendance and cheered across the buried field with the Bruins going 3-1 down.

Minnesota capitalized on a double power-play after Marchand was called for a holding, and Brandon Carlow departed for an intervention at 14:49 of the second period. Kaprizov made a crossing pass from Matt Zucarello at 15:25 of second, and Wilde took a 2–1 lead when Sturm was tipped into a slap shot by Jonas Brodin 1:12 later.

Marchand scored a backhand pass from Patrice Bergeron, with 4:25 left in the second period, to put Greeley Tribune 3-2 behind.

rask return

The Bruins signed goalkeeper Tukka Rusk to a professional tryout contract on Thursday. Rask is attempting to return from off-season labrum surgery on his hip. Rask, currently a free agent, has spent 14 seasons with the Bruins and is the franchise leader in wins. Rask was supposed to play for Providence this weekend, but the AHL postponed two games against Lehigh Valley due to COVID-19 protocols.

Rask has been working at the Bruins’ training facility for more than two months and said he hopes to be ready after just a game or two in the minors. Providence is scheduled to host Hartford on January 14.

Notes: The Bruins announced that former player Willie O’Ree has opted to attend virtually for their upcoming number retirement ceremony. O’Ree, who broke the NHL’s color barrier on January 18, 1958, was to appear when the Brines retired his number before Greeley Tribune’s January 18 game against Carolina. … Greeley Tribune de Charlie McAvoy ruled out with a lower body injury. … The Bruins were without Carson Kuhlman, Jake Debrusk and Tomas Nosek on the COVID protocol list. … Minnesota captain Jared Spurgeon (lower body injury) missed his third straight game.


Wild: Host the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

Bruins: Visit the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday nights.