Friday, January 31, 2014

Montreal outplays and outscores Bruins 4-1

Game summary video of Canadiens @ Bruins game on January 30, 2014.
The Bruins couldn't get their game going last night against the Montreal Canadiens and Montreal capitalized on the Bruins mistakes to eventually win 4-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Canadiens Alexei Emelin scored, making it 1-0 Canadiens. Later, Canadiens Max Pacioretty scored, making it 2-0 Canadiens. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 2-1.

In the second period, Canadiens Brian Gionta scored a power-play goal, making it 3-1 Canadiens. Claude Julien then pulled goalie Tuukka Rask and in came backup goalie Chad Johnson. Less than three minutes later, Canadiens Daniel Brière scored, making it 4-1 Canadiens.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started the game and made 15 saves on 18 shots. Backup goalie Chad Johnson came into the game after Montreal's third goal, and made 14 saves on 15 shots. Rask got the loss and is now 24-13-3 with a 2.12 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season. Chad Johnson now has a 2.30 GAA and a .919 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 35-33 and hits 33-23. The Canadiens led the game in faceoff wins 32-30 and blocked shots 16-13. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 1-for-4.

Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 6 shots. Milan Lucic and Shawn Thornton led the Bruins with 5 hits each.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 34-16-3 with 71 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at 1pm ET when they host the Edmonton Oilers in Boston. Former Bruin Andrew Ference will make his return to Boston.

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