Thursday, February 27, 2014

First game after Olympic break, Bruins lose to Sabres


Game summary video of the Bruins @ Sabres game on February 26, 2014.
On Wednesday the Bruins got back to work in their first game after the Olympic break. The game didn't end the way the Bruins wanted it to as they blew a 4-3 lead late in the third period and then were beat in the first minute of overtime to come away with only one point in the standings.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Sabres Zemgus Girgensons scored, making it 1-0 Sabres. Later, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 5th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Sabres Tyler Myers scored a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Sabres. Less than three minutes later, Sabres Brian Flynn scored, making it 3-1 Sabres. Less than two minutes later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 14th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 3-2. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 20th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 18th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 4-3 Bruins. With 43 seconds left in the period, Sabres Matt Moulson scored, tying the game 4-4.

In overtime, only 22 seconds into the period, Sabres Matt D'Agostini scored, winning the game 5-4 for the Sabres.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net for the Bruins and made 21 saves on 26 shots. Johnson is now 11-3-1 with a 2.31 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-26 and faceoff wins 31-24. The Sabres led the game in hits 14-7 and blocked shots 18-3. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Sabres went 1-for-5.

Loui Eriksson, Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Matt Bartkowski led the Bruins with 2 hits.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 37-16-5 with 79 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Washington Capitals at 1pm ET in Boston.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

NESN's Behind the B: episode 10 video

Here is episode 10 of Behind the B where it focuses on: Bruins vs Montreal; former Bruin Andrew Ference coming back to Boston; Bruins vs Oilers; Bruins vs Canucks; David Warsofsky gets recalled and plays against the St. Louis Blues; Bruins vs Senators with Chris Kelly mic'd up; and a look at Bruins players heading out to go to the Olympics.


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Monday, February 10, 2014

NESN's Behind the B: episode 9 video

Here is episode 9 of Behind the B where it focuses on: a look at Loui Eriksson in the Bruins @ Stars game; Bruins amateur scouting with P.J. Axelsson; Peter Chiarelli, Cam Neely and other Bruins staff watch the Bruins @ Blackhawks game on TV; Bruins vs Kings with the Bruins staff again watching the game on TV; Kevan Miller getting a 2-year contract; Chris Kelly in practice; Chad Johnson as the backup goalie during the Bruins vs Flyers game; and Tuukka Rask as the backup goalie during the Bruins vs Islanders game.


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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Bruins dominate Senators 7-2


Game summary video of the Senators @ Bruins game on February 8, 2014.
The Bruins played earlier today against the Ottawa Senators and completely dominated the game as it would end 7-2. This was the last game before the Olympic break for the Bruins. The Bruins won't play again until February 26th at the Buffalo Sabres.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 15th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins. Less than five minutes later, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Less than a minute after the Kelly goal, Bruins rookie Kevan Miller dropped the gloves with Senators agitator Zack Smith and Miller put a beating on Smith.

In the second period, Patrice Bergeron scored his 16th goal of the season on a beautiful individual effort (make sure to watch the video above to see it for yourself), making it 3-0 Bruins. Later, Senators Bobby Ryan scored, making it 3-1. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 17th goal of the season, making it 4-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 17th goal of the season, making it 5-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 19th goal of the season, making it 6-1 Bruins. Later, Senators Patrick Wiercioch scored a power-play goal, making it 6-2. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 9th goal of the season, making it 7-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net for the Bruins and made 26 saves on 28 shots. Johnson is now 11-3-0 with a 2.13 GAA and a .924 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 42-28 and faceoff wins 31-27. The Senators led the game in hits 22-19 and blocked shots 9-6. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Senators went 1-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron and Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 6 shots each. Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 4 hits. Matt Bartkowski led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Player notes
Forward Daniel Paille was injured in the second period and did not return to the game. After the game Bruins coach Claude Julien said that they kept him out of the game for precautionary reasons and that he should be fine.

The Bruins assigned defenseman David Warsofsky to Providence (AHL) after the game.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 37-16-4 with 78 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on February 26th when they visit the Buffalo Sabres at 7:30pm ET.

Bruins make minor trade, acquiring defenseman Blake Parlett

On Friday the Bruins made a minor trade, acquiring defenseman Blake Parlett from the Columbus Blue Jackets for forward Carter Camper. Parlett is 24 years old, shoots right, born in Ontario, Canada, and is 6'1" 205 lbs. Parlett hasn't yet played in the NHL. You can check out his AHL stats on HockeyDB.com.

Parlett has skated in 37 games for the Springfield Falcons (American Hockey League) this season and has posted four goals and 14 assists for 18 points with 22 penalty minutes. In 2012-13, Parlett played in seven AHL postseason games for the Falcons and registered 2-1=3 totals after splitting the regular season between Springfield and the Connecticut Whale.

In total, the defenseman has appeared in 192 AHL regular season games (24 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack/Connecticut Whale in 2010-11, 122 games with the Whale from 2011-13 and 46 with the Springfield Falcons in 2012-14), accumulating 18 goals and 58 assists. In 13 career AHL playoff games, the 24-year-old blueliner tallied three goals and three assists.

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Carter Camper has appeared in 41 games for the Providence Bruins this season, and has recorded eight goals and 23 assists for 31 points (third on the team).
Source: bruins.nhl.com

Friday, February 7, 2014

Blues beat Bruins in overtime 3-2


Game summary video of the Bruins @ Blues game on February 6, 2014.
With two games left before the Olympic break the Bruins wanted to finish strong and without Zdeno Chara in these two games, it will be tough to win them. Thursday night the Bruins visited the St. Louis Blues and although they were outplayed in the first two periods, they came back in the third period and sent the game into overtime. In overtime the Blues would capitalize on a Carl Soderberg mistake and win the game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Blues Alexander Steen scored, making it 1-0 Blues.

In the second period, Blues Jaden Schwartz scored, making it 2-0 Blues.

In the third period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 13rh goal of the season, making it 2-1. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 18th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, Blues T.J. Oshie scored, winning the game 3-2 for the Blues.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 24 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 25-13-4 with a 2.11 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 38-27. The Blues led the game in hits 26-21, faceoff wins 34-28 and blocked shots 17-9. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Blues went 0-for-3.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 6 shots. Matt Bartkowski led the Bruins with 7 hits.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 36-16-4 with 76 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday in Boston when they host the Ottawa Senators at 3pm ET.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bruins beat struggling Canucks 3-1


Bruins Johnny Boychuk gets hit high by Canucks David Booth, gets some revenge with hits of his own and by setting up Daniel Paille with a breakaway on February 4, 2014.
The Bruins hosted the hated Vancouver Canucks last night in Boston but there wasn't much hate in the game as fans expected or wanted to see. The Bruins played better than the Canucks and capitalized on some mistakes to get a 3-1 win are now 7-2-1 in the last ten games.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 16th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Bruins Jarome Iginla recorded his 600th career NHL assist on the goal.

In the second period, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 16th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Bruins. Later, Canucks newly acquired Raphael Diaz scored, making it 2-1. Later, Bruins Daniel Paille scored his 8th goal of the season, on a breakaway from a sweet pass by Bruins Johnny Boychuk (watch the video above), making it 3-1 Bruins.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 27 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 25-13-3 with a 2.09 GAA and a .929 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 32-28, hits 27-25, faceoff wins 36-27 and blocked shots 17-15. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Canucks went 0-for-2.

Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 5 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 5 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 36-16-3 with 75 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the St. Louis Blues at 8pm ET.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Bruins shutout Oilers 4-0


Boston Bruins tribute of former Bruins defenseman and current Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference, on February 1, 2014.
On Saturday, the Bruins welcomed back former Bruin Andrew Ference (see video on the left) and backup goalie Chad Johnson got his first shutout as the Bruins beat the Oilers 4-0.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened. Although there was no scoring, Bruins Shawn Thornton dropped the gloves with Oilers rookie tough guy Luke Gazdic. It looked like Gazdic landed one punch on Thornton and Thornton went down but got back up quickly but the linesmen broke them up before anything else happened. Definitely a win for Gazdic.

In the second period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 12th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 8th goal of the season, making it 3-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 12th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 4-0 Bruins.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net for the Bruins and stopped all 22 shots he faced and recorded his first shutout this season. Johnson is now 10-3-0 with a 2.14 GAA and a .923 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 41-22, hits 23-19 and faceoff wins 27-22. The Oilers led the game in blocked shots 16-6. The Bruins went 2-for-5 on the power-play while the Oilers went 0-for-4.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 6 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Player notes
On Monday, the Bruins recalled defenseman David Warsofsky from Providence (AHL).

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 35-16-3 with 73 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when the Bruins host the Vancouver Canucks in Boston at 7pm ET.