Monday, January 27, 2014

Six different Bruins players score in win over Islanders

Game summary video of Bruins @ Islanders on January 27, 2014.
Monday night the Bruins played the New York Islanders, who they've had trouble playing against this season and they managed to come out on top 6-3. The Bruins had six different players score goals, with the Bergeron-Marchand-Smith line scoring three goals.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Islanders Frans Nielsen scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 17th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later, Islanders Michael Grabner scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 17th goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins. Later, Islanders Kyle Okposo scored, tying the game 3-3. Near the end of the period, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 4-3 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 14th goal of the season, making it 5-3 Bruins. Later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 12th goal of the season, making it 6-3 Bruins.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net for the Bruins and made 34 saves on 37 shots. Johnson is now 9-3-0 with a 2.30 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

Both teams had 37 shots each. The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 27-19. The Islanders led the game in hits 32-18 and faceoff wins 43-27. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Islanders went 0-for-5.

Brad Marchand had 1 goal and 3 assists. Reilly Smith and Patrice Bergeron each had 1 goal and 1 assist. Reilly Smith led the Bruins with 5 shots. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 5 hits. David Krejci led the Bruins with 6 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 33-15-3 with 69 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Tuesday) when they host the Floria Panthers in Boston at 7pm ET. Will Tim Thomas be starting for the Panthers? If Thomas does start, will the crowd cheer him or boo him?

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