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Preseason Nearing End as Bruins Beat Jets on Ericksson Goal in OT

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- Loui Eriksson sent a high shot past goalie Ondrej Pavelec at 1:46 of overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 preseason victory against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.

Ryan Spooner and Eriksson went down the ice together and Spooner sent a pass across to Eriksson, who moved the puck with his skate onto his stick to set up his first goal of the preseason.

Niklas Svedberg stopped 26 shots for the Bruins, who improved their exhibition record to 5-1-0. Pavelec faced 33 shots for the Jets (1-3-3).

The teams play again on Friday in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Spooner and Patrice Bergeron also scored for the Bruins. Devon Setoguchi and Mark Scheifele had Winnipeg's two power-play goals.

Bergeron had the game's first goal when he took a feed from Brad Marchand and put a close, low shot past Pavelec at 3:54 of the first period for his first goal of the preseason.

Game notes


Boston scratched veterans Jarome Iginla, Milan Lucic, David Krejci and Zdeno Chara. Winnipeg sat its top line of Andrew Ladd, Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler, who has a minor injury.

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