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.

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