Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bruins beat Devils despite letting them back in the game

The good news is that the Bruins got the two points in their game against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night. The bad news is that the Bruins let the Devils back into the game, Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton were no-shows once again, and Brad Marchand was injured by a cheapshot and may have a concussion.

Quick game summary
In the first period, only 1:10 into the game, Bruins Gregory Campbell scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 1-0. Less than four minutes later, Bruins Daniel Paille scored his 8th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, making it 2-0. Later, Bruins Gregory Campbell scored his 4th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, making it 3-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 7th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 4-0. Later, Devils Patrick Elias scored, making it 4-1. Later, Devils Travis Zajac scored a short-handed goal, making it 4-2. Also during the period, Devils Anton Volchenkov received an elbowing major and game misconduct as he elbowed Bruins Brad Marchand in the head. Marchand had to be helped off of the ice by his teammates and he did not return to the game. He looked woozy going off the ice and likely has a concussion and Volchenkov will probably get suspended again. He will be a repeat offender with this hit and it should give him a longer suspension.

Anton Volchenkov elbows, concusses Brad Marchand w/SlowMo 4/10/13

In the third period, Devils Andy Greene scored, making it 4-3. A little later, Bruins Tyler Seguin scored his 13th goal of the season, making it 5-3. Late in the game, Devils Matt D'Agostini scored, making it 5-4. The game would end 5-4 Bruins.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net for the Bruins and made 24 saves on 28 shots. Khudobin is now 9-3-0 with a 2.23 GAA and a .924 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 36-25 and blocked shots 10-8. The Devils led the game in shots 28-18 and hits 13-11. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Devils went 0-for-8.

Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

The Krejci-Lucic-Horton line looked lost out there as they all went -2 in the game.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 26-9-4 with 56 points and 1st place in the Northeast Division. The next game for the Bruins is later tonight when they host the New York Islanders at 7pm ET in Boston.

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