Saturday, March 2, 2013

Bruins power-play comes alive at home to beat Lightning

Brad Marchand celebrates his goal in the third period
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 2: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins celebrates a goal to untie the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the TD Garden on March 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
NHL referees have been awful this hockey season all around the league and that continued with some questionable calls in the Lightning-Bruins game. In a game that had 13 power-plays in total and 4 power-play goals, the Bruins power-play managed to net two goals to lead them to a 3-2 win over the Lightning in today's afternoon game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Lightning Steven Stamkos scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Lightning. Later, Lightning Alex Killorn scored a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Lightning. Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Lightning Pierre-Cedric Labrie in a spirited fight which was a draw.

In the second period, Bruins Tyler Seguin scored a power-play goal, his 4th goal of the season, making it 2-1. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Rich Peverley scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, with a little less than three minutes left in the period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 11th goal of the season, a power-play goal on a 2-on-1 with Patrice Bergeron, making it 3-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin was in net for the Bruins and made 20 saves on 22 shots. Khudobin is now 3-1-0 with a 2.52 GAA and a .906 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 27-22 and faceoff wins 37-20. The Lightning led the game in hits 20-13 and blocked shots 14-11. The Bruins went 2-for-5 on the power-play while the Lighting went 2-for-8.

Tyler Seguin led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zdeno Chara and Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 3 hits apiece.

Player notes
Shawn Thornton was a healthy scratch and Jay Pandolfo was in the lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-2-2 with 30 points. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow when they host the hated Montreal Canadiens in Boston at 7:30pm ET.

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