Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Bruins start roadtrip with 5-2 loss to Ducks

Bruins @ Ducks game summary video from January 7, 2014.
The first game of the Bruins west coast trip did not go well after a first period of dominating the play against the Ducks, the Ducks capitalized on their chances and scored two power-play goals and a short-handed goal in the second period. The Ducks would outplay the Bruins in the third period as well and beat the Bruins 5-2. Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller kept the Ducks in the game in the first period by making some great saves, including a "save of the year" on Brad Marchand and without him it would have been a different game.

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

In the second period, Ducks Mathieu Perreault scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Ducks. Perreault is one those players that always seems to score against the Bruins. Later, Ducks Corey Perry scored a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Ducks. Later, Ducks Andrew Cogliano scored a short-handed goal, making it 3-0 Ducks. Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Ducks Patrick Maroon and they had a pretty even fight. Not long after the fight, Bruins Daniel Paille scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 3-1.

In the third period, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 3-2. Later, Ducks Nick Bonino scored a power-play goal, making it 4-2 Ducks. Later, Ducks Mathieu Perreault scored again, making it 5-2 Ducks.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 15 saves on 20 shots. Rask is now 21-10-2 with a 2.05 GAA and a .930 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 32-20. The Ducks led the game in hits 38-27, faceoff wins 35-24 and blocked shots 18-11. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Ducks went 3-for-3.

Daniel Paille led the Bruins with 5 shots. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 6 hits and 5 blocked shots.

Player notes
Milan Lucic was sick and did not play. Rookie Justin Florek played again and recorded his 1st NHL assist and point.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 28-13-2 with 58 points and 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the Los Angeles Kings at 10:30pm ET.

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