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.

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