Monday, January 15, 2018

Stars beat Bruins in overtime 3-2


Boston Bruins Game 42: Dallas Stars @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 15, 2018.
On Monday, the Bruins hosted the Dallas Stars and the game went into overtime where ex-Bruin, now Stars star, Tyler Seguin scored the game-winning goal with some patient beautiful moves. The Bruins continue to accumulate points with each game and obviously that's good and could be huge down the stretch run.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, at 3:49, Stars Stephen Johns scored, giving the Stars a 1-0 lead. At 8:15, Stars Alexander Radulov scored, giving the Stars a 2-0 lead. At 16:28, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 4th goal of the season, cutting the Stars lead to 2-1.

In the third period, at 11:21, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 5th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, at 2:59, Stars Tyler Seguin scored, winning the game for the Stars 3-2.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 29 saves on 32 shots. Khudobin is now 9-2-4 with a 2.40 GAA and a .924 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage. The Stars led the game in blocked shots 13-9. Both teams had 32 shots and 32 hits. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Stars went 0-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron, Ryan Spooner and Brad Marchand all led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 6 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Stars forward Tyler Seguin
2) Stars forward Jamie Benn
3) Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 24-10-8 with 56 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-0-3 in their last ten games and their home record is now 14-5-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they host the Montreal Canadiens, at 7:30pm ET.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Bruins beat Montreal in shootout 4-3


Boston Bruins Game 41: Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens game recap video, on January 13, 2018.
On Saturday the Bruins had their first meeting this season with their hated rivals, the Montreal Canadiens and it was also the first time now Montreal coach Claude Julien was facing his former team since his firing. It was a good back and forth game that would eventually go into a shootout where surprisingly the Bruins would come out on top 4-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 3:22, Canadiens Max Pacioretty scored, giving the Canadiens a 1-0 lead. At 17:40, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 18th goal of the season, a power-play goal tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, at 2:55, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 10th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 5:45, Canadiens Nicolas Deslauriers scored, tying the game 2-2. At 8:51, Canadiens Alex Galchenyuk scored a power-play goal, giving the Canadiens a 3-2 lead. At 17:42, Bruins David Krejci scored his 7th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, no scoring happened. It wouldn't be a Montreal game if one of their players wasn't caught diving, as Canadiens Jeff Petry got called for unsportsmanlike conduct, aka diving, at 7:04.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, in the first round, Canadiens Paul Byron scored and Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored. In the fourth round, Bruins Brad Marchand scored to win it for the Bruins 4-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 27 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 15-8-4 with a 2.25 GAA and a .919 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage, shots 32-30 and blocked shots 15-14. The Canadiens led the game in hits 41-36. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 1-for-4.

David Backes led the Bruins with 5 shots. David Backes and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk
3) Canadiens forward Nicolas Deslauriers

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 24-10-7 with 55 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 8-0-2 in their last ten games and their road record is now 10-5-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they host the Dallas Stars, at 1pm ET.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Penguins beat Bruins in overtime 6-5


Boston Bruins Game 40: Boston Bruins @ Pittsburgh Penguins game recap video, on January 7, 2018.
On Sunday the Bruins found themselves down 3-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins after the first period. The Bruins would take a 5-3 lead in the second period, but the Penguins would make it 5-4 before the end of the second period. The game would go into overtime where Evgeni Malkin scored the game-winning goal for the Penguins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 1:51, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 3:53, Penguins Jamie Oleksiak scored, tying the game 1-1. At 11:04, Penguins Phil Kessel scored a power-play goal giving the Penguins a 2-1 lead. At 13:27, Penguins Kris Letang scored, giving the Penguins a 3-1 lead.

In the second period, at 7:18, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 17th goal of the season, cutting the Penguins lead to 3-2. At 8:18, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 6th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3. At 12:14, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 17th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-3 lead. At 17:08, Bruins David Backes scored his 8th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-3 lead. At 19:56, Penguins Evgeni Malkin scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 5-4.

In the third period, at 2:54, Penguins Riley Sheahan scored, tying the game 5-5.

In overtime, at 2:51, Penguins Evgeni Malkin scored, winning the game 6-5 for the Penguins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 29 saves on 35 shots. Rask is now 14-8-4 with a 2.23 GAA and a .920 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage. The Penguins led the game in shots 35-25, hits 36-28 and blocked shots 18-15. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Penguins went 2-for-3.

David Backes and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Sean Kuraly and Tim Schaller led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Riley Nash and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin
2) Penguins forward Sidney Crosby
3) Bruins forward Brad Marchand

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 23-10-7 with 53 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 8-0-2 in their last ten games and their road record is now 9-5-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the Montreal Canadiens, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Bergeron's 4 goals lead Bruins over Hurricanes


Boston Bruins Game 39: Carolina Hurricanes @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 6, 2018.
On Saturday night the Bruins offense came alive, especially the Bergeron-Marchand-Pastrnak line, as the Bruins exploded with five goals in the first period and finished the game with a 7-1 win over the Hurricanes. Patrice Bergeron finished the game with 4 goals (2nd career hat trick and 1st 4-goal game of his NHL career) and 1 assist. Bergeron also recorded his 700th career point on his 2nd goal in the game, making him the 7th Bruins player to reach 700 career points. Brad Marchand finished the game with 4 assists. David Pastrnak finished the game with 1 goal and 2 assists.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 3:14, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 13th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 5:43, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 7:09, Hurricanes Jordan Staal scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. At 9:04, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 16th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. At 10:22, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 9th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead. At 14:34, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 14th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-1 lead.

In the second period, at 5:36, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 15th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 6-1 lead. At 10:45, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 16th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 7-1 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 27 saves on 28 shots. Khudobin is now 9-2-3 with a 2.37 GAA and a .925 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 62% faceoff percentage and shots 30-28. Both teams had 20 hits and 14 blocked shots. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Hurricanes went 1-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Ryan Spooner, Zdeno Chara and Kevan Miller all led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Bruins forward David Pastrnak

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 23-10-6 with 52 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 8-0-2 in their last ten games and their home record is now 14-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Sunday), when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins, at 7:30pm ET.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Anders Bjork assigned to Providence (AHL)

Anders Bjork
It was announced today that Bruins forward Anders Bjork was assigned to Providence (AHL). This season, Bjork has played in 28 games for the Bruins, has scored 4 goals and recorded 8 assists for a total of 12 points.