The Bruins don’t need any help with the way they’re playing right now, but they appeared to get some in Game 2 on Wednesday.
Seconds after Boston was given a power play in the first period, Charlie Coyle put a shot on net and right through the five-hole of Blues goalie Jordan Binnington.
It was a great start for Boston and the sixth straight game in which they scored a power play goal this postseason.
Charlie Coyle has opened the scoring in Game 2.
The @NHLBruins now have a power-play goal in at least six consecutive playoff games for the fourth time in franchise history. They had seven-game runs in 1958, 1988 and 1999. #NHLStats #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/1M0odIPb5A
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) May 30, 2019
But it possibly shouldn’t have counted.
As NBCSN pointed out on tape after the goal, the Bruins appeared to have six men on the ice at the time Coyle put his shot on net.
NBCSN points out that the Bruins has six men on the ice on Charlie Coyle’s goal. pic.twitter.com/HNogxQ4apU
— Thomas Lott (@tlott33) May 30, 2019
Update: But upon further review, this may have been a play earlier in the game and NBCSN indicated as much.
This was at 5-on-5 not power play. And alas. It’s tied. So back to hockey. https://t.co/vGvOpGFbH3
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) May 30, 2019
At the same time, the Bruins still do have six men on the ice, so it would have been a penalty, it just might not have come on the first goal.