Friday, November 29, 2013

Zdeno Chara leads Bruins in 3-2 win over Rangers

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara sticks up for his teammates and drops the gloves with Rangers Dan Boyle on November 29, 2013.
I hope everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving. The Bruins played an early game today against the Rangers and beat them 3-2 with Bruins captain Zdeno Chara leading the way.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Rangers Rick Nash scored, tying the game 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Rangers Ryan McDonagh scored, making it 2-1 Rangers.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 7th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 17 saves on 19 shots. Rask is now 14-6-2 with a 1.90 GAA and a .935 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 28-19 and faceoff wins 27-24. The Rangers led the game in hits 33-26 and blocked shots 15-10. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Rangers went 0-for-5.

Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 4 shots. Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 5 hits. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Player notes
Dennis Seidenberg returned to the lineup. Matt Bartkowski and Jordan Caron were healthy scratches.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 17-7-2 with 36 points and 1st in the Eastern Conference. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets in Boston at 7pm ET.

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