Bruins rookie Matthew Poitras plays hero on Sunday night.

Bruins rookie Matthew Poitras plays hero on Sunday night.

The Boston Bruins rookie forward put the team on his back on Sunday night to secure a win over the Anaheim Ducks.

Jonathan Larivee

The Boston Bruins picked up another win on Sunday night, but they did so in atypical fashion.

The game was scoreless for the majority of the contest but the Anaheim Ducks would break the ice in the third period with just under 15 minutes left to play, taking a huge 1 goal lead over the Bruins. You might have expected the Bruins veteran players to step up in this situation, players like Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak or even Jake DeBrusk, but instead it was a rookie who stepped up to make his mark on the National Hockey League.

19 year old Bruins rookie Matthew Poitras would record his first career goal to tie the game just minutes after the Ducks would take the lead, and boy was he ever excited about it.

The young man's reaction says it all:

That left things all tied up, but less than 4 minutes after scoring his first ever NHL goal it would once again be Poitras who would play the hero by recording his second career goal to give the Bruins the lead.

Brad Marchand would add an empty netter to give the Bruins a 3-1 lead, but the game tying and the game winning goal belong to the rookie who played hero on Sunday night.