Friday, January 17, 2014

Bruins get past Stars 4-2

Game summary video of Bruins @ Stars on January 16, 2014.
The Bruins didn't start well vs the Dallas Stars as it looked like this game may get away from the Bruins but they managed to stay in the game through two periods and put away the Stars in the third period. Backup goalie Chad Johnson got the start in net and played well as Tuukka Rask got some needed rest.

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

In the second period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 10th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Stars Erik Cole scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Two minutes later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 12th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 13th goal of the season, making it 3-1 Bruins. Later, Stars Jamie Benn scored, making it 3-2. With 16 seconds left in the game, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 12th goal of the season, making it 4-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net for the Bruins and made 32 saves on 34 shots. Johnson is now 7-3-0 with a 2.27 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 41-34, hits 36-21 and faceoff wins 40-33. The Stars led the game in blocked shots 17-14. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Stars went 1-for-6.

Carl Soderberg, Torey Krug and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 5 hits. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 6 blocked shots.

Player notes
Defenseman Dougie Hamilton remains out of the lineup with a mild concussion.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 30-15-2 with 62 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday at the Chicago Blackhawks at 12:30pm ET on NBC.

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