Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Bruins steal a win in Montreal

Bruins and Canadiens players lined up at Bell Centre during national anthems
MONTREAL, CANADA - FEBRUARY 6: Players stand on the ice of the Bell Centre during the national anthems prior to NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins on February 6, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Bruins stole a win in Montreal that they shouldn't have won with the way they played. The Bruins can thank goalie Tuukka Rask for the win as he saved them a lot of times during the game. Montreal pretty much dominated the first two periods but the Bruins came out strong at the start of the third period and put up two goals to take a 2-1 lead. But Montreal would play strong for the rest of the game and the Bruins hung on for the win as Rask was no doubt 1st star of the game. The Bruins are now first place in the Eastern Conference.

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

In the second period, Montreal's P.K. Subban scored a power-play goal to make it 1-0 Montreal.

In the third period, Bruins Tyler Seguin scored fourteen seconds into the period, his 2nd goal of the season to tie the game 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 3rd goal of the season to make it 2-1 Bruins, which would be the eventual game winner.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 20 saves on 21 shots. Rask is now 6-1-1 with a 1.96 GAA and a .922 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 23-21, faceoff wins 38-26 and blocked shots 24-12. Montreal led the game in hits 31-26. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while Montreal went 1-for-5.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 4 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 6 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Player notes
Shawn Thornton (concussion), Daniel Paille (upper-body injury) and Brad Marchand were out of the Bruins lineup. Jamie Tardif, Lane MacDermid and Ryan Spooner were in the lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 7-1-1 with 15 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday hosting the Tampa Bay Lightning in Boston at 1pm ET.

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