Sunday, November 19, 2017

Khudobin remains undefeated with Bruins win over Sharks


Boston Bruins @ San Jose Sharks game recap video, on November 18, 2017.
On Saturday night, the Bruins visited Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks, and managed to come away with a 3-1 win as Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin and Bruins youngsters led the way.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 4:50, Sharks Timo Meier scored, giving the Sharks a 1-0 lead. At 6:17, Bruins Peter Cehlarik scored his 1st goal of the season, which was also his 1st career NHL goal, tying the game 1-1. At 10:46, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 14:09, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 36 saves on 37 shots. Khudobin is now 5-0-2 with a 2.17 GAA and a .935 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 30-23 and blocked shots 30-12. The Sharks led the game in shots 37-20. Both teams had a 50% faceoff percentage. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Sharks went 0-for-3.

Jake DeBrusk led the Bruins with 4 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 4 hits. Six different Bruins players had 3 blocked shots each.

Kenny Agostino, Matt Beleskey and Torey Krug were scratched for the Bruins. David Backes and Ryan Spooner are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin
2) Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk
3) Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 8-7-4 with 20 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 4-4-2 in their last ten games and their road record is now 3-4-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the New Jersey Devils, at 7pm ET.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Bruins end losing streak, beat Kings 2-1


Boston Bruins @ Los Angeles Kings game recap video, on November 16, 2017.
On Thursday night, the Bruins ended their four game losing streak by beating the Los Angeles Kings 2-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 16:06, Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 4:33, Kings Drew Doughty scored a power-play goal tying the game 1-1. At 13:16, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 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 4-0-2 with a 2.35 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage and shots 30-28. The Kings led the game in hits 42-34 and blocked shots 16-14. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Kings went 1-for-4.

Sean Kuraly, Tim Schaller, Zdeno Chara and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits. Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Kenny Agostino, Matt Beleskey and Torey Krug were scratched for the Bruins. David Backes and Ryan Spooner are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins captain Zdeno Chara
2) Kings forward Anze Kopitar
3) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 7-7-4 with 18 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 3-4-3 in their last ten games and their road record is now 2-4-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the San Jose Sharks, at 10:30pm ET.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Ducks beat Bruins 4-2


Boston Bruins @ Aneheim Ducks game recap video, on November 15, 2017.
On Wednesday night, the Bruins fell to the Ducks 4-2, extending their losing streak to four games.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 13:26, Ducks Kevin Roy scored, giving the Ducks a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 8:38, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. At 14:24, Ducks Josh Manson scored, giving the Ducks a 2-1 lead. At 19:13, Ducks Nick Ritchie scored, giving the Ducks a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, at 2:35, Ducks Derek Grant scored, giving the Ducks a 4-1 lead. At 19:38, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 1st goal of the season, cutting the Ducks lead to 4-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 3-7-2 with a 2.89 GAA and a .897 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage, shots 42-27 and hits 33-31. The Ducks led the game in blocked shots 12-11. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Ducks had no power-plays.

Riley Nash, Patrice Bergeron and Sean Kuraly led the Bruins with 6 shots each. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 10 hits. Noel Acciari and Paul Postma led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Brad Marchand and Rob O'Gara were scratched for the Bruins. David Krejci, David Backes and Ryan Spooner are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Ducks goalie John Gibson
2) Ducks forward Chris Wagner
3) Ducks forward Antoine Vermette

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-7-4 with 16 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they visit the Los Angeles Kings, at 10:30pm ET.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Maple Leafs beat Bruins again


Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 11, 2017.
Another game vs Toronto, another loss to Toronto, as the Maple Leafs beat the Bruins 4-1 tonight.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 8:52, Maple Leafs Mitchell Marner scored, giving the Maple Leafs a 1-0 lead. At 14:16, Maple Leafs James van Riemsdyk scored, giving the Maple Leafs a 2-0 lead (van Riemsdyk continues his dominance against the Bruins). At 15:18, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 2nd goal of the season, cutting the Maple Leafs lead to 2-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened. At 14:01, Bruins Matt Beleskey dropped the gloves with Maple Leafs Matt Martin because of a hit he put on Bruins Anders Bjork earlier.

In the third period, at 6:52, Maple Leafs Morgan Rielly scored, giving the Maple Leafs a 3-1 lead. At 18:13, Maple Leafs Patrick Marleau scored an empty-net goal, giving the Maple Leafs a 4-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 21 saves on 24 shots. Rask is now 3-6-2 with a 2.79 GAA and a .901 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, in shots 39-25, hits 30-29 and blocked shots 16-11. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 1-for-3.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 9 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 5 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Jake DeBrusk and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins. David Krejci, David Backes and Ryan Spooner are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Maple Leafs goalie Curtis McElhinney
2) Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk
3) Bruins forward Frank Vatrano

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-6-4 with 16 points this season and are in 6th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 3-3-4 in their last ten games and their home record is now 5-3-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the Anaheim Ducks, at 10pm ET.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Maple Leafs beat Bruins in overtime 3-2


Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs game recap video, on November 10, 2017.
Even with Bruins second-leading goal scorer Brad Marchand returning to the lineup and the Maple Leafs missing young star Auston Matthews from their lineup, on Friday night the Bruins found themselves blowing leads and eventually losing in overtime to the Maple Leafs 3-2.

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

In the second period, at 15:38, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 19:44, Maple Leafs (and Bruins killer) James Van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, at 14:30, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 19:00, Maple Leafs James Van Riemsdyk scored again, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, at 1:07, Maple Leafs Patrick Marleau scored to win the game for the Maple Leafs 3-2.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 30 saves on 33 shots. Khudobin is now 3-0-2 with a 2.60 GAA and a .923 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 35-33 and blocked shots 17-15. The Maple Leafs led the game in hits 25-23. Both teams had a 50% faceoff percentage. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 1-for-6.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 5 hits. Riley Nash, Tim Schaller and Brandon Carlo all led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Frank Vatrano and Rob O'Gara were scratched for the Bruins. David Krejci, David Backes and Ryan Spooner are on the IR.

On Thursday, Bruins forward Austin Czarnik was assigned to Providence (AHL).

Three stars of the game
1) Maple Leafs forward Patrick Marleau
2) ? (NHL.com didn't have one listed)
3) ? (NHL.com didn't have one listed)

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-5-4 with 16 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 4-2-4 in their last ten games and their road record is now 1-3-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 8pm ET.