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Loui Eriksson's quick overtime goal kept the Boston Bruins surging on the road.
Eriksson scored 33 seconds into the extra period and the Bruins defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Tuesday night.
The Bruins had to get through a rough third period before Eriksson's winner.
"I felt like it wasn't the best game ... we made so many mistakes, even on the power play," Eriksson said. "We made some mistakes. They got some breakaways.
"At the end of the day we got the win, so it was nice."
Eriksson has scored in the first four games of the Bruins' six-game road trip, which continues Thursday at the Nashville Predators.
"He is going to the mat," said defenseman Tory Krug, who assisted on the goal. "When you do that you have a chance to score goals.
"It's nice he's on a little bit of a role here."
David Krejci also assisted on the goal, which helped the Bruins earn their seventh win in eight road games. The Bruins moved into second place in the Atlantic Division, four points behind Florida.
The Jackets opened the scoring when Alexander Wennberg scored on a first-period penalty shot for the Blue Jackets, also the first of his career.
Despite the loss, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella saw some positives from his team.
"I'm really happy the way we played, but just as upset as far as giving up a free one to lose the game," he said.
Bruins coach Claude Julien noted his team went 0 for 4 on the power play, despite being fourth in the league in power-play goals.
"We need to look at that," he said. "There were a lot of good passes, but we need a better nose for taking pucks to the net and creating shots. We seem to be looking to pass first."
The Bruins tied the score at 14:28 of the first period when Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones backhanded a puck in the Columbus zone, right onto the stick of Bergeron, who rejoined the Bruins after missing two games because of an injury.
Bergeron gloved the puck down and fired from the circle past Korpisalo for his 22nd goal of the season.
The game was a defensive turnaround for the Bruins from their previous game, when they lost 6-5 to Detroit Red Wings.
Despite being shaken up near the end of the first period in a collision with Matt Beleskey, Rask was solid against the Blue Jackets.
"I saw the puck, and the guys were taking care of the rebounds," he said. "I thought defensively, it was pretty good."
In his first game back after missing 18 games because of an injury, Adam McQuaid had a tripping penalty at 11:56 of the second period.
But it quickly became 4-on-4 when Scott Hartnell was called for high sticking at 12:06, but both goalies kept the game tied.
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