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.

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