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    Ducks stun Bruins as Mason McTavish’s OT goal caps wild comeback
    • October 27, 2023

    By BRENDAN McGAIR The Associated Press

    BOSTON — Mason McTavish scored on a 2-on-1 break with 2:52 remaining in overtime as the Ducks rallied for a stunning 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

    The Ducks erased a two-goal, third-period deficit and forced overtime on Troy Terry’s goal with 14.7 seconds left in regulation.

    David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist, while Charlie McAvoy added three assists, but Boston surrendered a 3-1 lead and lost for the first time this season. Charlie Coyle and Matt Grzelcyk also scored for the Bruins, now 7-1 on the franchise’s centennial season.

    Ducks goalie John Gibson made 30 saves, while Boston’s Linus Ullmark had 28.

    The Ducks (3-4) jumped in front with five minutes left in the opening period with the help of a fortunate bounce. Defenseman Rako Gudas fired a rocket from just inside the blue line that deflected off the skate of Bruins defenseman Hampus Lindholm and past Ullmark. Bruins coach Jim Montgomery wanted the officials to review for possible goalie interference but the call on the ice stood.

    The Ducks outshot the Bruins in the opening period (9-6) but only enjoyed a 1-0 lead after going 0 for 2 on the power play. The Ducks outshot Boston 32-30 overall.

    After Ducks defenseman Jackson LaCombe was called for cross-checking, Coyle tied it early in the second period as he camped in front of Gibson and converted a feed from Pastrnak. The Bruins tallied the next goal as Grzelcyk fired from the right circle for the first goal of the season by a Boston defenseman.

    The third of three unanswered goals scored by Boston in the second period was delivered by Pastrnak, who pounced on the loose puck after tracking down his own rebound at 16:40. The forward now has six goals in seven games.

    The Ducks’ fifth and final power-play opportunity of regulation came with 3:59 remaining after Boston forward Patrick Brown – recalled from AHL Providence before Thursday’s game – was sent to the box for hooking. Still down two goals, the Ducks pulled Gibson for a 6-on-4 advantage and struck with 1:55 left as rookie Leo Carlsson crashed the net after Ullmark made several stops.


    Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler appeared in his 900th career NHL game, the 14th defenseman since 2000 to reach 900 games prior to his 32nd birthday. Fowler is the first Ducks defenseman to reach the milestone and the fourth skater overall. He joins Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Teemu Selanne as the only players in franchise history to play 900 games in a Ducks jersey.

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    Selected by the Ducks in the first round (12th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft, Fowler has more points, goals and assists than any defenseman in franchise history.


    A four-year college hockey player at the University of Maine, Montgomery took time before Thursday’s game to offer his condolences to the victims of the mass shootings in Lewiston on Wednesday night.

    “I know how great the culture is in that state, and I know how great the people are. My heartfelt sympathies to everybody that’s impacted,” Montgomery said. “The Boston Bruins offer our sympathy and condolences to the victims and families that suffered.”


    The Ducks continue their four-game road trip on Saturday in Philadelphia.

    More to come on this story.

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