Boston’s David Backes also got a major — for head-butting — and a game misconduct later in the third.
DeBrusk made it 2-0 when he collected a loose puck in the slot, spun and beat Halak with a wrister inside the right post 6:45 into the third.
The Jets forward scored two twice and added an assist to help Winnipeg halt a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.
His second goal with 44 seconds left in the game was even initially awarded to linemate Matt Hendricks before it was changed. Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom was behind the net with the puck and shot it straight to Hendricks in the slot. Hendricks fired the puck and Perreault lifted his stick up and deflected it in.
“It’s kind of a reaction play,” Perreault said “It was going in his empty net and I just got my stick on it. I could have tipped it out of the way so lucky enough it went in.”
The Vikings entered the day ranked fifth in total defense and second in rush defense. They played like a top-five defense on Thursday against the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback.
Earlier this year, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league still opposes legalized sports gambling.
“I think (owners) still strongly oppose legalized sports gambling,” Goodell said at the owners meetings in Phoenix. “The integrity of our game is No. 1. We will not compromise on that.”