Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Chara's 2 goals lead the Bruins over the Flames

Terry O'Reilly greets Bruins players before the game
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 17: Alumni legend, Terry O'Reilly greets Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins before the game against the Calgary Flames at the TD Garden on December 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Bruins didn't have their strong game tonight against the Calgary Flames at the start of the game but as the game went on the Bruins played better. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara led the way with two power-play goals and Tuukka Rask stopped all 21 shots he faced to earn his 3rd shutout this season.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 9th goal of the season, another power-play goal, making it 2-0 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 21 shots he faced, earning his 3rd shutout this season. Rask is now 17-8-2 with a 1.90 GAA and a .934 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 31-21 and faceoff wins 36-23. The Flames led the game in hits 24-15. Both teams had 9 blocked shots. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Flames went 0-for-3.

Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Player notes
Jarome Iginla played in the game tonight and Craig Cunningham made his NHL debut. Matt Fraser was scratched.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 23-9-2 with 48 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the Buffalo Sabres at 7pm ET.

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