Friday, December 13, 2013

Bruins pull out a win over Oilers


Bruins Milan Lucic fights Oilers Luke Gazdic on December 12, 2013.
In a game where the Bruins dominated the first period, then were outplayed by the Edmonton Oilers for most of the rest of the game, backup goalie Chad Johnson looking ok but gave up a bad goal, the Bruins are lucky to have got the win and two points from the game vs former Bruin Andrew Ference and the Oilers last night.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Dennis Seidenberg scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Less than three minutes later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 5th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, making it 3-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Oilers David Perron scored two goals, one early and the other late in the period, making it 3-2. Also in the period, Oilers rookie Luke Gazdic challenged Bruins Milan Lucic to a fight and they had a good fight with both landing some punches.

In the third period, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 8th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 4-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net for the Bruins and made 39 saves on 41 shots. Johnson is now 6-1-0 with a 1.98 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 20-12. The Oilers led the game in shots 41-31, hits 30-16 and faceoff wins 31-28. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Oilers went 0-for-3.

Gregory Campbell and Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 4 hits. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 22-8-2 with 46 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at the hated Vancouver Canucks at 10:00pm ET.

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