The Boston Bruins clinched the Presidents’ Trophy with a record-breaking 58th victory, defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Thursday night. David Pastrnak scored the winning goal just 41 seconds into overtime, assisted by Hampus Lindholm. The Presidents’ Trophy is awarded to the NHL regular-season points leader. The Bruins now hold the franchise victory mark, breaking a tie with the 1970-71 team. They are four wins away from equaling the NHL record of 62, set by Detroit in 1995-96 and matched by Tampa Bay in 2018-19. Tyler Bertuzzi scored the tying goal in the second period and Linus Ullmark saved 25 shots. Jack Roslovic scored for Columbus, and Michael Hutchinson made 29 saves. Boone Jenner said, “It’s too bad we didn’t get rewarded with the other (point), but loved the compete and the fight in us tonight.” The Bruins visit Pittsburgh on Saturday, and Columbus will host Florida on Saturday night.

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