Did Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk get robbed of what would’ve been his first goal of the season after returning from a five-game absence?
DeBrusk was having arguably his best game of the season against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Through two periods of play, the embattled winger had six shots on net and 11 shot attempts. Just 4:53 into the third period with the game tied at one, DeBrusk appeared to have lit the lamp for the first time this season to give the Boston Bruins what would’ve been a 2-1 lead at the time.
No goal for Jake DeBrusk. Centimeters pic.twitter.com/ecLz6PZ7bu
— Bruins Diehards (@BruinsDiehards) February 11, 2021
The ruling was that the puck didn’t completely cross the goal line and the game remained tied at one. Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy did his best to argue for a goal but after long deliberation, the officials ruled it a no-goal. DeBrusk would get a bit of redemption and revenge just 4:07 later as he set up linemate Anders Bjork for his first goal of the season and a 2-1 lead. Unfortunately for the Boston Bruins though, Canton, MA native Kevin Rooney tied the game at two just 2:23 later.
DeBrusk had one assist in six games coming into the game Wednesday. DeBrusk – who had 16 goals and 27 assists in 70 games last season – has struggled out of the gate and instead of riding the left wing on the second line alongside David Krejci, DeBrusk found himself on the left of center Charlie Coyle and Bjork.
The Boston Bruins are playing their first game of a back-to-back against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.