The Bruins won their fourth in a row, getting 32 saves from Chad Johnson. Columbus, which is in last place in the Metropolitan Division, has lost two straight.
Nick Foligno scored on a backhander with 3:26 to go in the middle period to bring about a 2-2 tie and that was the way it stayed through regulation.
Johnson made only his third appearance in goal this season and boosted his record to 2-1. Sergei Bobrovsky allowed the three Boston goals on 31 shots.
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]
Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys