EDMONTON, Alberta — Two nights before, the Bruins had needed a comeback to beat the Flames. On Thursday night, it was a matter of not letting the Oilers come back. They nearly did, with two goals in the second period and a sustained attack in the third, falling just short.
It was truly a matter of hanging on, with the Bruins outshot, 11-0, to start the third. Boston, in fact, didn’t get its first shot of the period until more than 13 minutes were gone, and had to kill a Dennis Seidenberg penalty (closing his hand on the puck) with just three minutes to go.
They needed every one of Chad Johnson’s 39 saves for the win, only gaining extra breathing room with Jarome Iginla’s empty-netter with 44 seconds left, which allowed the Bruins to prevail, 4-2. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.