Sunday, March 26, 2017

Nash leads Bruins to 2-1 win over Islanders


Boston Bruins @ New York Islanders game recap video, on March 25, 2017.
Last night the Bruins visited the New York Islanders and came away with two big points as Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin played well in net and fourth-liner Riley Nash had a big game with both of the Bruins goals to give the Bruins a 2-1 win over the Islanders who are chasing the Bruins in the playoff "Wild Card" race.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 10:05, Islanders John Tavares scored, giving the Islanders a 1-0 lead. Only 36 seconds later, at 10:41, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 6th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 4:12, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 7th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 18 saves on 19 shots. Khudobin is now 6-5-0-1 with a 2.60 GAA and a .899 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage. The Islanders led the game in shots 19-18, hits 29-26 and blocked shots 17-13. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Islanders went 0-for-6.

Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 3 shots. David Backes and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 8 hits each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Tuukka Rask, Matt Beleskey, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 13-7 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Riley Nash
2) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin
3) Islanders forward John Tavares

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 39-30-6 with 84 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 20-14-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the Nashville Predators, at 7pm ET.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Bruins lose 4th straight game, 6-3 to Lightning


Tampa Bay Lightning @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 23, 2017.
The Bruins are in trouble once again as they dropped their fourth straight game on Thursday when the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Bruins 6-3.

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

In the second period, at 1:33, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 32nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Lightning Brayden Point scored, tying the game 1-1. At 7:50, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 8th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Only 24 seconds later, Lightning Nikita Kucherov scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. At 13:18, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. At 14:53, Lightning Anton Stralman scored, tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, at 4:12, Lightning Jonathan Drouin scored, giving the Lightning a 4-3 lead. At 10:11, Lightning Nikita Kucherov scored a power-play goal, giving the Lightning a 5-3 lead. At 18:03, Lightning Nikita Kucherov scored an empty-net goal, giving the Lightning a 6-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 33-20-0-4 with a 2.38 GAA and a .910 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 59% faceoff percentage, in shots 31-29 and hits 26-25. The Lightning led the game in blocked shots 13-12. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Lightning went 2-for-5.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots. Drew Stafford, David Backes and Noel Acciari all led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Jimmy Hayes, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 12-7 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov
2) Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin
3) Bruins forward Riley Nash

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-30-6 with 82 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 19-16-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the New York Islanders, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Senators extend Bruins losing streak to 3 games


Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 21, 2017.
On Tuesday the Senators came to town and managed to come away with two points against the Boston Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Senators Tom Pyatt scored, giving the Senators a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 21st goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Senators Kyle Turris scored a power-play goal, giving the Senators a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 7th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. Later, Senators Kyle Turris scored, giving the Senators a 3-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 22 shots. Rask is now 33-19-0-4 with a 2.33 GAA and a .911 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and shots 36-22. The Senators led the game in hits 31-19 and blocked shots 15-7. The Bruins went 2-for-5 on the power-play while the Senators went 1-for-5.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 7 shots. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 hits and 2 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 12-6 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Senators goalie Craig Anderson
2) Senators forward Kyle Turris
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-29-6 with 82 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 19-15-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is today (Thursday), when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 7pm ET.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Maple Leafs beat Bruins 4-2


Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs game recap video, on March 20, 2017.
On Monday, the Maple Leafs were able to beat the Bruins 4-2 and send the Bruins to a 2-game losing streak.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Backes scored his 16th goal of the season, giving the Bruins 1-0 lead. Later, Maple Leafs Morgan Rielly scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 18:03, Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak scored a power-play goal, giving the Maple Leafs a 2-1 lead. At 18:47, Maple Leafs William Nylander scored an empty-net goal, giving the Maple Leafs a 3-1 lead. Then at 19:09, Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri scored an empty-net goal, giving the Maple Leafs a 4-1 lead. At 19:50, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 11th goal of the season, cutting the Maple Leafs lead to 4-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 33-18-0-4 with a 2.32 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 57% faceoff percentage, in shots 34-30 and hits 26-20. Both teams had 13 blocked shots. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 1-for-3.

Dominic Moore led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari and Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes, Sean Kuraly, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 12-5 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen
2) Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bozak
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-28-6 with 82 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division (and only 1 point ahead of Toronto). The Bruins are now 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 19-14-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is today (Tuesday), when they host the Ottawa Senators, at 7pm ET.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Oilers beat Bruins 7-4


Boston Bruins @ Edmonton Oilers game recap video, on March 16, 2017.
On Thursday, the Edmonton Oilers ended the Bruins winning streak with a 7-4 win over the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Oilers Patrick Maroon scored a power-play goal, giving the Oilers a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Oilers Patrick Maroon scored again, giving the Oilers a 2-0 lead. Later, Oilers Benoit Pouliot scored, giving the Oilers a 3-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 31st goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Oilers lead to 3-1. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 37th goal of the season, cutting the Oilers lead to 3-2. Later, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Oilers Patrick Maroon and they had an ok fight. Later, Oilers Anton Slepyshev scored, giving the Oilers a 4-2 lead. Late in the period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara dropped the gloves with Oilers Zack Kassian in a quick uneventful fight.

In the second period, Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a power-play goal, giving the Oilers a 5-2 lead. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask got pulled after this goal, and backup goalie Anton Khudobin played the rest of the game. Later, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 10th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, cutting the Oilers lead to 5-3. Later, Oilers Leon Draisaitl scored, giving the Oilers a 6-3 lead. Later, Oilers Milan Lucic scored a power-play goal, giving the Oilers a 7-3 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 20th goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Oilers lead to 7-4.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started the game in net and made 12 saves on 17 shots in 22:06 of ice time. Anton Khudobin came into the game in the second period and made 17 saves on 19 shots. Rask got the loss and is now 33-17-0-4 with a 2.32 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season. Khudobin now has a 2.73 GAA and a .897 save percentage this season.

The Oilers led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, hits 28-22 and blocked shots 21-17. Both teams had 36 shots. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Oilers went 3-for-6.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 7 shots. Drew Stafford led the Bruins with 4 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Peter Cehlarik, Austin Czarnik, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 12-4 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Oilers Patrick Maroon
2) Oilers Connor McDavid
3) Bruins Brad Marchand

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-27-6 with 82 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 19-13-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7:30pm ET.

Roster moves
On Thursday, the Bruins assigned forwards Peter Cehlarik and Austin Czarnik to Providence (AHL).