Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bruins blow leads, Krug scores winner in overtime

Game summary video of Penguins @ Bruins on November 25, 2013.
This was the game where we could see how the Bruins played against the next best team in the Eastern Conference and it was a good test for the Bruins.

The Bruins started the game good and managed to get a 2-0 lead but the second and third periods were all Pittsburgh and when you don't play well, good teams will find a way back into the game which is exactly what the Penguins did, including tying the game with less than a second left in the third period. But rookie sensation Torey Krug won the game for the Bruins as a Sidney Crosby defensive lapse gave Krug time and space to move in and take a slap shot that beat goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and the Bruins got the win in overtime.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Less than four minutes later, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Penguins James Neal scored 37 seconds into the period, making it 2-1.

In the third period, Penguins James Neal scored, tying the game 2-2. Less than four minutes later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins. With less than a second left in the period, Penguins Sidney Crosby scored, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, 34 seconds into the period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 7th goal of the season, winning the game 4-3 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 28 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 13-5-2 with a 1.69 GAA and a .943 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 32-31 and blocked shots 12-10. The Penguins led the game in shots 31-24 and hits 35-28. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Penguins went 0-for-1.

Loui Eriksson led the Bruins with 5 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 6 hits.

Player notes
Adam McQuaid (injured with a "core" injury), Dennis Seidenberg (lower-body injury), and Jordan Caron (scratched) did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-6-2 with 34 points, which is 1st place in the Atlantic Division and 1st place in the Eastern Conference. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday at the Detroit Red Wings at 7:30pm ET.

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