Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Bruins strong 2nd period propels 4-1 win over Islanders

Tuukka Rask makes a save against the Islanders
UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 26: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins turns aside a shot by Casey Cizikas #53 of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 26, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
It was a back-and-forth game at times between the Bruins and Islanders but with a strong second period with two goals and strong goaltending by Tuukka Rask, the Bruins wouldn't look back as they finished the Islanders off 4-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Adam McQuaid scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later in the period, Islanders Casey Cizikas scored to tie the game 1-1.

In the second period, 38 seconds into the period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 10th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later Bruins David Krejci scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 3-1.

In the third period, with Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov pulled, Gregory Campbell scored an empty-net goal, his 2nd goal of the season, making it 4-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 29 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 10-1-2 with a 1.89 GAA and a .930 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 36-27. The Islanders led the game in shots 37-34, hits 21-16 and blocked shots 15-14. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Islanders went 0-for-3.

Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 4 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 4 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 12-2-2 with 26 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Ottawa Senators in Boston at 7pm ET.

Non-Bruins hockey news
Ex-Bruin Michael Ryder (Dallas Stars) was traded to the Montreal Canadiens earlier today for Erik Cole. If I remember correctly, Ryder always played well against the Bruins when he played for Montreal. Hopefully that trend doesn't continue.

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