Charlie Coyle tied it in the final five minutes of regulation and scored again with 5:15 gone in overtime Thursday night to lead the Bruins to a 3-2 victory over Columbus in Boston in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Tuukka Rask stopped 20 shots for Boston, which took a 1-0 lead on Noel Acciari’s shorthanded goal in the first period, but then fell behind in the third after Brandon Dubinsky and Pierre-Luc Dubois scored in a span of 13 seconds.
Coyle tied it when he one-timed a backhanded centering pass from Marcus Johansson into the net with 4:35 left to force overtime. He ended it in the extra period by deflecting a shot from Johansson into the net.
Sergei Bobrovsky made 34 saves for the Blue Jackets. Game 2 is Saturday night in Boston.
• Vladimir Tarasenko scored the go-ahead goal on a power play late in the second period and added an unassisted goal in the third period as host St. Louis edged Dallas 3-2 in the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series. Jordan Binnington made 27 saves for the Blues.
Golf: Worn out after two long nights with infant daughter Chesnee, Stacy Lewis shot a 6-under-par 65 for a share of the lead with Hannah Green after the first round of the LPGA’s L.A. Open.
• Jordan Smith of England carded a bogey-free 7-under 66 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Trophee Hassan II in Rabat, Morocco.
Tennis: Top-ranked Naomi Osaka opened her clay-court season by beating Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan 6-4, 6-3, to reach the Porsche Grand Prix quarterfinals in Stuttgart, Germany.
• Rafael Nadal beat David Ferrer 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open.
This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Bruins-Blues-win-NHL-second-round-openers-13797189.php.