Sunday, November 24, 2013

Krejci scores in overtime for Bruins win over Hurricanes

Bruins David Krejci scores game-winning goal in overtime
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 23: David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins scores in overtime against the Carolina Hurricanes at the TD Garden on November 23, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Bruins played the Carolina Hurricanes in an afternoon game on Saturday and beat the Hurricanes 3-2 in overtime. This should have been a game where the Bruins won during regulation, as they outplayed the Hurricanes in the first two periods but Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward kept them in the game and they outplayed the Bruins in the third period to send the game to overtime.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Hurricanes Andrej Sekera scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Hurricanes. Later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Hurricanes Patrick Dwyer scored a short-handed goal, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, Bruins David Krejci scored his 4th goal of the season, winning the game for the Bruins 3-2.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net for the Bruins and made 22 saves on 24 shots. Johnson is now 3-1-0 with a 2.21 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 38-24, hits 43-35 and faceoff wins 41-24. The Hurricanes led the game in blocked shots 13-11. The Bruins went 1-for-5 on the power-play while the Hurricanes went 1-for-2.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 5 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

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 15-6-2 with 32 points and in 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7pm ET in Boston.

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