Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bruins beat Ducks 3-2 in shootout

Carl Soderberg celebrates his 1st NHL goal
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 31: Carl Soderberg #34 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his goal in the second period against the Anaheim Ducks at TD Garden on October 31, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
The Bruins started the game getting outplayed as they didn't look like they had much energy. They ended up finishing the period with just one shot on net. As the game went on the Bruins got better and managed to tie the game up with less than three minutes left in the game. The game would go to a shootout and with Jarome Iginla's goal and Tuukka Rask not giving up a goal, the Bruins won 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Ducks Devante Smith-Pelly scored, making it 1-0 Ducks.

In the second period, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 1st goal of the season, which was also his 1st career NHL goal, tying the game 1-1. Bruins Ryan Spooner got an assist on the goal, which was his 1st career NHL point. With less than a minute in the period, Ducks Mathieu Perreault scored, making it 2-1 Ducks.

In the third period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Bruins Ryan Spooner didn't score; Ducks Nick Bonino didn't score; Bruins Jarome Iginla scored; Ducks Corey Perry didn't score; Bruins Carl Soderberg didn't score; and Ducks Ryan Getzlaf didn't score.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 21 saves on 23 shots. Rask is now 7-4-0 with a 1.73 GAA and a .940 save percentage this season.

Both teams were tied with 23 shots each. The Bruins led the game in hits 34-20. The Ducks led the game in faceoff wins 33-28 and blocked shots 16-10. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Ducks went 0-for-4.

Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 6 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Player notes
Jordan Caron was scratched and Ryan Spooner took his place in the lineup. Johnny Boychuk got injured in the second period and did not return. He only had 9:27 of ice time.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 8-4-0 with 16 points and tied for 2nd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at the New York Islanders at 7pm ET.

1 comment:

AdamBruinsFan said...

Sabres John Scott has been suspended for 7 games for his headshot on Loui Eriksson.