Thursday, January 2, 2014

Bruins beat Predators in overtime 3-2

Bruins Brad Marchand scores the game-winning goal in overtime against the Predators on January 2, 2014.
Goalie Niklas Svedberg made his NHL debut tonight against the Nashville Predators and got his first win as the Bruins won in overtime. The Bruins had a good first period, a weak second period and a strong third period and then finished it in overtime. Carl Soderberg and Dougie Hamilton returned to the lineup to help the team but Hamilton noticeably looked like he hasn't played in awhile.

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

In the second period, Predators Viktor Stalberg scored, making it 1-0 Predators.

In the third period, Bruins Johnny Boychuk scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 13th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Less than three minutes later, Predators Shea Weber scored, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 10th goal of the season, winning the game 3-2 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Niklas Svedberg made his NHL debut and made 33 saves on 35 shots in his first career NHL win. Svedberg is now 1-0-0 with a 1.97 GAA and a .943 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 25-20. The Predators led the game in shots 35-25, faceoff wins 34-29 and blocked shots 23-11. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Predators went 0-for-1.

Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 4 shots. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 5 hits and 4 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 27-12-2 with 56 points and are 1st in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Winnipeg Jets at 1pm ET in Boston.

Bruins reach half-way point of season
The Bruins have now played 41 games and reached the half-way point of their season. Currently Reilly Smith leads the Bruins with 14 goals; David Krejci leads the Bruins with 27 assists; David Krejci leads the Bruins with 36 points; Jarome Iginla leads the Bruins with a +18 rating; Milan Lucic leads the Bruins with 53 PIMs; Zdeno Chara leads the Bruins with 6 power-play goals; Brad Marchand leads the Bruins with 3 short-handed goals; David Krejci and Brad Marchand lead the Bruins with 4 game-winning goals; and Patrice Bergeron leads the Bruins with 117 shots.

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