Dubois scores in OT, Blue Jackets beat Bruins 2-1

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) pushes off Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursda...
Boston Bruins right wing Chris Wagner (14) is checked along the boards by Columbus Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois (18) in the first period of a...
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones (3) dumps Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) to the ice as they compete for the puck in the first ...
Boston Bruins center Joakim Nordstrom (20) and Columbus Blue Jackets center Alexander Wennberg (10) compete for the puck in the second period of an NH...
Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammates Brad Marchand (63) and Patrice Bergeron (...
Columbus Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois (18) controls the puck against Boston Bruins center Par Lindholm (26) in the second period of an NHL ho...

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) pushes off Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursda...

Boston Bruins right wing Chris Wagner (14) is checked along the boards by Columbus Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois (18) in the first period of a...

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones (3) dumps Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) to the ice as they compete for the puck in the first ...

Boston Bruins center Joakim Nordstrom (20) and Columbus Blue Jackets center Alexander Wennberg (10) compete for the puck in the second period of an NH...

Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammates Brad Marchand (63) and Patrice Bergeron (...

Columbus Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois (18) controls the puck against Boston Bruins center Par Lindholm (26) in the second period of an NHL ho...

BOSTON (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored 52 seconds into overtime, Elvis Merzlikins stopped 25 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 Thursday night.

Sonny Milano also scored for the Blue Jackets, tying the game two minutes into the third period. Dubois won it by finishing off a 2-on-1 rush with Seth Jones.

David Pastrnak scored his 30th goal of the season for Boston, and Tuukka Rask made 31 saves as the Bruins lost in overtime or a shootout for the third time in four games.

Columbus seemed to score in the first 17 seconds when Gustav Nyquist beat Rask, but the replay showed goaltender interference and the goal was waved off. Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella, who was fined $20,000 by the NHL for criticizing the officials after Sunday's loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, held his temper.

It remained scoreless until Pastrnak scored five seconds into a man advantage — his NHL-leading 14th power-play goal of the season. Milano tied it when his centering pass bounced off Boston defenseman Matt Grzelcyk's heel and past Rask.

HOT TORTS

Tortorella complained after the Chicago game that the referees allowed 1.1 seconds to run off the clock after a whistle; that may have cost Columbus a game-winning goal at the final horn, and it also contributed to starting goalie Joonas Korpisalo being injured in the shootout.

He was fined $20,000, with a “conditional fine” of $25,000 if he mouths off again within a year.

NOTES: The Bruins got some reinforcements with Ds Charlie McAvoy and Torey Krug returning after missing three games; David Krejci missed one game. ... Pastrnak is the fastest Bruin to 30 goals (42 games) since Cam Neely did it in 27 in 1993-94. ... Zdeno Chara played in his fourth decade, one of 14 players in NHL history to do so. Sharks forwards Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau also played in their fourth decade Thursday night. ... Columbus has registered a point in 12 straight games (8-0-4).

UP NEXT

Blue Jackets: Host San Jose on Saturday night.

Bruins: Host Edmonton on Saturday night.

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