Matt Fraser made his NHL postseason debut with the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night after being called-up from Providence of the American Hockey League. In his first game on Thursday, Fraser made the game winning overtime goal, creating a much needed win for the Boston Bruins over the Montreal Canadiens tying the series.
“It’s something I dreamed about many times on the outdoor rinks growing up. It’s every kid’s dream to score in overtime. Words can’t even describe that feeling. I just watched the replay of it and I don’t even want to begin to try to explain that because it’s something I wish that every kid could feel.”
Bruins coach Claude Julien praised Fraser for his professionalism on the ice:
“It was no doubt a little nerve wracking for him but to me it didn’t show on the ice. He was poised, made some good decisions, he was strong with the puck and in his decision making. We were talking about him and I said he’s been really good for us tonight and there was no doubt he was going to play in overtime.”
The series is currently tied at 2-2. There is no time to get comfortable, as it has been incredibly close every step of the way. Game 5 is Saturday night in Boston.