Sunday, June 24, 2018

Bruins Corner blog has moved

The Bruins Corner blog has now moved on from Google's Blogger platform to our own blog on bruinscorner.com, which uses the popular Wordpress content management system.

This Bruins Corner blog will stay online and serve as an archive of past Bruins seasons. You can visit our new blog at bruinscorner.com/blog.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Bruins vs Lightning game 5 summary


Game 5: Boston Bruins @ Tampa Bay Lightning game recap video, on May 6, 2018.
Lightning win Game 5, eliminate Bruins
On Sunday in game 5, the Tampa Bay Lightning won game 5 by the score of 3-1, which eliminated the Boston Bruins from the playoffs.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 19:12, Bruins David Krejci scored his 3rd goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 10:43, Lightning Brayden Point scored, tying the game 1-1. At 14:00, Lightning J.T. Miller scored a power-play goal, giving the Lightning a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, at 18:31, Lightning Anton Stralman scored an empty-net goal, giving the Lightning a 3-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 21 shots. Rask finished the playoffs 5-7 with a 2.88 GAA and a .903 save percentage in the playoffs this year.

The Bruins led the game in shots 28-22. The Lightning led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, in hits 37-29 and blocked shots 17-12. Both teams went 1-for-3 on the power-play.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 8 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 hits. Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Brian Gionta, Danton Heinen, Tommy Wingels, Brandon Carlo and Torey Krug (injured) were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy
2) Lightning forward J.T. Miller
3) Lightning forward Brayden Point

Friday, May 4, 2018

Bruins vs Lightning game 4 summary


Game 4: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on May 4, 2018.
Refs screw Bruins again, Lightning win in overtime
On Friday in game 4, once again non-calls went in favor of the Lightning, as it seems they need all the help they can get to win this series. The Lightning beat the Bruins in overtime 4-3 to take a 3-1 series lead.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 4:36, Lightning Brayden Point scored, giving the Lightning a 1-0 lead. At 9:53, Lightning Nikita Kucherov scored a power-play goal, giving the Lightning a 2-0 lead. At 15:28, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 6th goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, cutting the Lightning's lead to 2-1.

In the second period, at 2:04, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 5th goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, at 6:36, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 6th goal of the playoffs, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. At 12:56, Lightning Steven Stamkos scored, after a blatant non-call as Bruins Charlie McAvoy was held, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, at 3:18, Lightning Dan Girardi scored, winning the game 4-3 for the Lightning.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 5-6 with a 2.96 GAA and a .903 save percentage in the playoffs this year.

The Bruins led the game with a 62% faceoff percentage and in shots 32-28. The Lightning led the game in hits 33-30 and blocked shots 24-19. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Lightning went 1-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 6 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Danton Heinen, Riley Nash, Tommy Wingels, Brandon Carlo and Nick Holden were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi
2) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Lightning now lead the playoff series 3-1. Game 5 is in Tampa Bay, on Sunday, at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Bruins vs Lightning game 3 summary


Game 3: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on May 2, 2018.
Lightning take 2-1 series lead
On Wednesday in game 3, things got worse for the Bruins as they fell 4-1 to the Lightning and now trail in the series 2-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 1:47, Lightning Ondrej Palat scored, giving the Lightning a 1-0 lead. At 3:19, Lightning Ondrej Palat scored again, giving the Lightning a 2-0 lead. At 14:12, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 4th goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, cutting the Lightning's lead to 2-1. At 16:43, Lightning Anthony Cirelli scored, giving the Lightning a 3-1 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened. At 15:12, Bruins David Backes boarded Lightning's Dan Girardi with a questionable hit. Lightning Cedric Paquette instigated a fight with Backes and they had a quick uneventful fight.

In the third period, at 19:18, Lightning Steven Stamkos scored a power-play goal, an empty-net goal, giving the Lightning a 4-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 33 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 5-5 with a 2.87 GAA and a .907 save percentage in the playoffs this year.

The Bruins led the game in hits 36-26. The Lightning led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, in shots 37-29 and blocked shots 19-12. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Lightning went 1-for-5.

Rick Nash led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 6 hits. Matt Grzelcyk led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Tim Schaller, Ryan Donato, Brian Gionta, Brandon Carlo and Nick Holden were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Lightning forward Ondrej Palat
2) Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy
3) Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh

Onto the next one
The Lightning now lead the playoff series 2-1. Game 4 is in Boston, on Friday, at 7pm ET.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Bruins vs Lightning game 2 summary


Game 2: Boston Bruins @ Tampa Bay Lightning game recap video, on April 30, 2018.
Lightning win Game 2, tie series
On Monday in game 2, as usual the refs were awful in this game and the Lightning took advantage of it and beat the Bruins 4-2 to tie the series up 1-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 11:47, Lightning Yanni Gourde scored a power-play goal, giving the Lightning a 1-0 lead. At 18:30, Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, at 10:14, Lightning Tyler Johnson scored, giving the Lightning a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, at 14:08, Lightning Ondrej Palat scored, giving the Lightning a 3-1 lead. At 15:58, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 3rd goal of the playoffs, cutting the Lightning's lead to 3-2. At 19:34, Lightning Brayden Point scored an empty-net goal, giving the Lightning a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 27 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 5-4 with a 2.85 GAA and a .906 save percentage in the playoffs this year.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 13-8. The Lightning led the game with a 57% faceoff percentage, in shots 31-20 and hits 42-24. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Lightning went 1-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Ryan Donato, Brian Gionta, Tommy Wingels, Brandon Carlo and Nick Holden were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Lightning forward Tyler Johnson
2) Lightning forward Brayden Point
3) Lightning forward Ryan Callahan

Onto the next one
The playoff series is now tied 1-1. Game 3 is in Boston, on Wednesday, at 7pm ET.