Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Bruins blow lead, lose to Islanders 5-3


Game summary video of Islanders @ Bruins on December 31, 2013.
Happy New Year everyone! The Bruins played the Islanders last night and got out to a good start and managed to get a 2-goal lead but then they started playing sloppy and took some bad penalties which ultimately cost them. The Islanders wound up scoring four power-play goals to get them a 5-3 win over the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 9th goal of the season (his 100th career goal), making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Islanders Frans Nielsen scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Bruins. Less than a minute later, Bruins Daniel Paille scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 3-1 Bruins. Later, Islanders Frans Nielsen scored a power-play goal, making it 3-2. With three seconds left in the period, Islanders Kyle Okposo scored as he banked a shot off of Brad Marchand's skates and into the net, tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, 32 seconds into the period, Islanders John Tavares scored, making it 4-3 Islanders. Later, Islanders John Tavares scored a power-play goal, making it 5-3 Islanders.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started in net for the Bruins and made 26 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 20-9-2 with a 1.99 GAA and a .932 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 38-31, faceoff wins 42-31 and blocked shots 17-12. The Islanders led the game in hits 22-20. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Islanders went 4-for-8.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 7 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits. Zdeno Chara and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 26-12-2 with 54 points and 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Nashville Predators in Boston at 7pm ET.

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