Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bruins beat Flyers in shootout 4-3


Boston Bruins @ Philadelphia Flyers game summary video, on March 30, 2014.
The Bruins had another early game today as they visited the Philadelphia Flyers. It was an intense hard-hitting game that saw both teams come back from deficits and eventually it would go to a shootout where Bruins Reilly Smith once again won it for the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Flyers Vincent Lecavalier scored making it 1-0 Flyers. Later, Bruins Andrej Meszaros scored his 7th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Late in the period, Flyers Kimmo Timonen scored, making it 2-1 Flyers.

In the second period, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 17th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 28th goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins.

In the third period, Flyers Vincent Lecavalier scored late in the period, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored and Flyers Claude Giroux scored. Bruins Reilly Smith won it in the 5th round for the Bruins with some nice moves.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 49 saves on 52 shots. Rask is now 34-14-5 with a 2.02 GAA and a .931 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 44-43. The Flyers led the game in shots 52-30, faceoff wins 41-32 and blocked shots 14-10. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Flyers went 0-for-4.

Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 shots. Shawn Thornton led the Bruins with 7 hits. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots and was a team-worst -3.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 52-17-6 with 110 points and are 1st place in the NHL/Eastern Conference/Atlantic Division. The Bruins have 7 games remaining in the season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday at the Detroit Red Wings at 8pm ET.

Bruins beat Capitals 4-2


Boston Bruins @ Washington Capitals game summary video, on March 29, 2014.
On Saturday the Bruins visited the Washington Capitals and came away with a 4-2 win to be 14-0-1 in their last 15 games.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 29th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 15th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Bruins. Less than a minute later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 30th goal of the season, making it 3-0 Bruins. With 10 seconds left in the period, Capitals Jason Chimera scored, making it 3-1.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 26th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 4-1 Bruins. With less than a minute left in the period, Capitals Evgeny Kuznetsov scored, making it 4-2.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net and made 31 saves on 33 shots. Johnson is now 17-3-1 with a 2.04 GAA and a .926 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 36-33 and faceoff wins 35-30. The Capitals led the game in hits 33-19. Both teams had 18 blocked shots. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Capitals went 0-for-3.

Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 4 hits. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 51-17-6 with 108 points and 1st place in the Eastern Conference and 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is later today (Sunday) at the Philadelphia Flyers at 12:30pm ET.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Bruins shutout Blackhawks 3-0


Chicago Blackhawks @ Boston Bruins game summary video, on March 27, 2014.
Last night the Chicago Blackhawks came back to Boston, where they won the Stanley Cup last season, to take on the Bruins. It was a hard fought game but the Bruins capitalized on their chances and got a 3-0 win over the Blackhawks.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 24th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 14th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Only 13 seconds later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 25th goal of the season, making it 3-0 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 28 shots he faced. Rask is now 33-14-5 with a 2.01 GAA and a .931 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 30-15 and faceoff wins 29-24. The Blackhawks led the game in shots 28-23 and blocked shots 11-10. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Blackhawks went 0-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 4 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 5 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 50-17-6 with 106 points and are 1st place in the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at the Washington Capitals at 12:30pm ET. The Bruins have only 9 games left in the season.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Montreal ends Bruins winning streak in shootout


Bruins Kevan Miller KOs Canadiens Travis Moen, on March 24, 2014.
Monday night we got to see the last meeting this season between the Bruins and Canadiens, aka the best rivalry in hockey, was another good one but definitely one that the refs tried to be a part of a little too much as both teams had six power-plays each.

The Bruins would tie the game in the third period and it went into overtime where Montreal looked like they tried running the clock out at times to get it to a shootout. In the shootout, Montreal would score the only goal to win the game and end the Bruins winning streak.

Quick game summary
In the first period, early in the game one of the many cheap Canadiens players, Alexei Emelin, hip-checked Bruins Milan Lucic and Bruins Zdeno Chara gave Emelin a few shots as Emelin made sure to stay down on the ice. Later, Bruins Kevan Miller hit Canadiens Dale Weise (you can remember him from his Canucks days when he bailed out against Shawn Thornton) and Weise went down easily and apparently was hurt as he didn't come back into the game. Canadiens Travis Moen came over and challenged Miller, they then dropped the gloves and went at it (watch the video above). Both guys landed some shots, with Moen going down first, then Miller going down and then Miller KO'ing Moen. Moen was woozy going off the ice and did not return to the game. Later, Canadiens Alexei Emelin scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Montreal.

In the second period, no scoring happened but it was a penalty-fest period.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 23rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Canadiens Alex Galchenyuk was the only one who scored.

After the game
Bruins Milan Lucic had some words about Canadiens chicken Alexei Emelin after the game.
Lucic, who was upended with a low hip check from Emelin in the first period, was still upset about the hit after the game.

"Well I mean, whether it's fair, legal or whatever you want to call it, if he wasn't scared, he would stand up and hit me and not go after my knees," Lucic said after the Canadiens won 2-1 in a shootout. "It just shows how big of a chicken he is that he needs to go down like that to take me down."

Though the hit was clean in the sense that it was not a penalty, Lucic did not appreciate being taken out at the legs when a shoulder-to-shoulder hit might have been the norm. Hence, he hurled the safe-for-Nickelodeon insult at Emelin.

"It shows what kind of player he is, and on my end, you know you've got to keep your guard up at all times," Lucic said.

It appeared as though Lucic later retaliated, using his stick to catch Emelin with a shot between the legs from behind, but Lucic denied any intent on the play.

"I was just skating by him and that's all," Lucic said. "People are trying to say I speared him. I did not spear him, so that's it."
Source: CBS Boston

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 21 saves on 22 shots. Rask is now 32-14-5 with a 2.05 GAA and a .930 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 29-22, hits 36-24 and faceoff wins 34-29. The Canadiens led the game in blocked shots 20-15. Both teams went 1-for-6 on the power-play.

Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 7 hits.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 49-17-6 with 104 points and are 1st place in the NHL/Eastern Conference/Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Chicago Blackhawks at 7pm ET.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Bruins win 12th straight game, beat Coyotes 4-2


Game summary video of the Bruins @ Coyotes game on March 22, 2014.
Last night the Bruins visited the Phoenix Coyotes and they continued on their winning roll as they beat the Coyotes 4-2 after being down 2-1 and coming back in the third period to win the game.

Jarome Iginla continued his hot play, scoring two goals in this game, one being an empty-net goal to put the game away. In his last 8 games (including this one vs the Coyotes) Iginla has 9 goals and 1 assist for 10 points. You have to wonder if the Bruins ever got Iginla years ago what kind of numbers he could have put up.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 22nd goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Coyotes captain Shane Doan scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Coyotes.

In the third period, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 27th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins Shawn Thornton scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins. With 31 seconds left in the game, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 28th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 4-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 31 saves on 33 shots. Rask is now 32-14-4 with a 2.07 GAA and a 929 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 35-28. The Coyotes led the game in shots 33-28 and blocked shots 19-12. Both teams had 31 hits each. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Coyotes went 1-for-3.

Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 4 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 49-17-5 with 103 points and are the best team in the NHL right now in terms of points. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday when they host the hated Montreal Canadiens in Boston at 7:30pm ET. Montreal is 5-5-0 in their last 10 games.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Bruins win 11th straight game, shutout Avalanche 2-0


Game summary video of the Bruins @ Avalanche game on March 21, 2014.
On Friday night the Bruins visited the Colorado Avalanche and they didn't slow down one bit as they came away with a 2-0 shutout of the Avs with backup goalie Chad Johnson stopping everything he faced.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 21st goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. A few minutes after the Bergeron goal, Avs Cody McLeod followed Bruins Gregory Campbell up the ice and challenged him to fight, even with Bruins Shawn Thornton out on the ice at the same time. Even though Campbell would be facing a bigger and more experienced fighter in McLeod, he still dropped the gloves and went at it with him. Campbell did well against the veteran fighter McLeod but he also took a few punches from McLeod. Campbell even took some late shots with the linesmen trying to get in. Decision to McLeod in that one but he wins no respect in that fight.

In the second period, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 13th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net and stopped all 31 shots he faced to earn his 2nd shutout of the season. Johnson is now 16-3-1 with a 2.04 GAA and a .925 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 29-21 and blocked shots 13-12. The Avalanche led the game in shots 31-28 and hits 29-26. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Avalanche went 0-for-3.

Andrej Meszaros led the Bruins with 5 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits. Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 48-17-5 with 101 points. The next game for the Bruins is later today (Saturday) at the Phoenix Coyotes at 9pm ET.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bruins win 10th straight game, beat Devils 4-2


Game summary video of the Bruins @ Devils game on March 18, 2014.
Last night the Bruins won their 10th straight game, beating another team that they should beat, against the Devils 4-2. It was also Bruins captain Zdeno Chara's birthday yesterday although he didn't have such a great game himself as he made some bad choices that turned into turnovers.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 20th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Shortly after the Bergeron goal, Devils Ryane Clowe challenged Bruins Milan Lucic to go and they dropped the gloves and went at it. It was an even fight with both guys maybe landing one or two punches each.

In the second period, 29 seconds into the period, Devils Patrik Elias scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Less than a minute later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 22nd goal of the season, a short-handed goal, making it 2-1 Bruins. Only 59 seconds later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 26th goal of the season, making it 3-1 Bruins. That goal was Iginla's 556th career NHL goal, which ties him with Bruins legend Johnny Bucyk for 25th on the all-time goal list.

In the third period, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 8th goal of the season, making it 4-1 Bruins. Later, Devils Travis Zajac scored, making it 4-2.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net and made 22 saves on 24 shots. Johnson is now 15-3-1 with a 2.14 GAA and a .921 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 31-24 and blocked shots 14-9. The Devils led the game in hits 22-20 and faceoff wins 34-28. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Devils went 1-for-4.

Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 4 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits. Gregory Campbell led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Player notes
Defenseman Corey Potter played in his first game as a member of the Bruins. Potter was +1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 15:09 of ice time.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 47-17-5 with 99 points and are 1st place in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday at the Colorado Avalanche at 9pm ET.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Bruins win 9th straight game, beat Wild 4-1


Game summary video of the Wild @ Bruins game on March 17, 2014.
Tonight the Bruins took on the visiting Minnesota Wild, who are fighting for a playoff spot, in another well-played game and despite a few mistakes the Bruins made, they held the Wild to one goal with Tuukka Rask making some big saves in a 4-1 win. It is the Bruins 9th straight win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 24th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 8th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Late in the period, Wild Jason Pominville scored, making it 2-1.

In the third period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 19th goal of the season, making it 3-1 Bruins. With the Wild goalie pulled, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 25th goal, an empty-net goal, making it 4-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 33 saves on 34 shots. Rask is now 31-14-4 with a 2.07 GAA and a .929 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 31-19. The Wild led the game in shots 34-29 and blocked shots 16-4. Both teams won 28 faceoffs each. The Bruins had no power-plays and the Wild went 0-for-1 on the power-play.

Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 5 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 6 hits. Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 48-17-5 with 97 points and are 1st place in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow at the New Jersey Devils at 7pm ET.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bruins dominate Hurricanes in 5-1 win


Game summary video of the Hurricanes @ Bruins game on March 15, 2014.
On Saturday, the Bruins had an early game against the Carolina Hurricanes and they dominated most of the game and came away with a 5-1 win. The Bruins are on a tear now going 8-1-1 in their last ten games and watching them play, making nice passes and scoring the goals they have, it makes you think they can go very far in the playoffs again this year.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 21st goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 22nd goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Hurricanes Alexander Semin scored, making it 2-1. Later, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 3-1 Bruins. Only 13 seconds later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 23rd goal of the season, making it 4-1 Bruins. With ten seconds left in the game, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 14th goal of the season, making it 5-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net for the Bruins and made 29 saves on 30 shots. Johnson is now 14-3-1 with a 2.15 GAA and a .921 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 41-30, hits 27-21, faceoff wins 36-31 and blocked shots 16-12. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Hurricanes went 0-for-3.

Reilly Smith led the Bruins with 6 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 5 hits. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 6 blocked shots.

Player notes
Forward Matt Lindblad was recalled on Friday and played in his 1st career NHL game. Lindblad had 8:25 of ice time in the game.

Daniel Paille returned to the lineup and Shawn Thornton was a healthy scratch.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 45-17-5 with 95 points and in 1st place in the Eastern Conference, along with being atop the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday when they host the Minnesota Wild in Boston at 7:30pm ET.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Bruins beat Coyotes, win 7th straight game


Game summary video of the Coyotes @ Bruins game on March 13, 2014.
Last night the Bruins came out strong against the visiting Phoenix Coyotes and got a 2-0 lead. For the first two periods the Bruins controlled the play but the Coyotes would try and make a comeback in the third period but fall short as the Bruins won 2-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 16th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 21st goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Coyotes Lauri Korpikoski scored, making it 2-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 21 saves on 22 shots. Rask is now 30-14-4 with a 2.10 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 24-17 and blocked shots 15-11. The Coyotes led the game in shots 22-20 and hits 21-19. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Coyotes went 0-for-5.

Jarome Iginla, Zdeno Chara and Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Matt Bartkowski led the Bruins with 4 hits. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 44-17-5 with 93 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Carolina Hurricanes in Boston at 1pm ET.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bruins beat struggling Canadiens 4-1


Game summary video of the Bruins @ Canadiens game on March 12, 2014.
Last night the Bruins played at Montreal and played well, winning the game 4-1, shutting down Bruins killer Thomas Vanek for the most part and Tuukka Rask coming up big stopping a few breakaway opportunities.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 12th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 19th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Not long after the Bergeron goal, Montreal's Brandon Prust had a chance to challenge Shawn Thornton but instead he went after rookie Kevan Miller and they dropped the gloves. Prust did good early and Miller came back late. I would call it a draw. After the fight, Thornton had some words for Prust in the penalty box. Late in the period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 20th goal of the season, making it 3-0 Bruins.

In the third period, 23 seconds into the period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 15th goal of the season, making it 4-0 Bruins. Later, Montreal's David Desharnais scored, making it 4-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 35 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 29-14-4 with a 2.12 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 29-26 and blocked shots 18-13. The Canadiens led the game in shots 36-32 and faceoff wins 40-25. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 0-for-3.

Milan Lucic and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 5 hits. Matt Bartkowski led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 43-17-5 with 91 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Divison. The next game for the Bruins is later today when they host the Phoenix Coyotes at 7pm ET in Boston.

NESN's Behind the B: episode 11 video

Here is episode 11 of Behind the B where it focuses on: Torey Krug and Kevan Miller watch Olympics hockey while eating out; Bruins players return to practice after the Olympics; Carl Soderberg with his "I play like Carl" line after Brad Marchand tells him to play like Patrice Bergeron; quick look at Bruins vs Sabres game; Shawn Thornton goes around to Bruins players asking if they'll shave their head for charity or donate money to it; NESN broadcaster Jack Edwards preparing for the Bruins vs Capitals game; a look at the Bruins vs Capitals game which includes Shawn Thornton talking trash to Brooks Laich calling him a "milk drinker" and then David Krejci asks Thornton if Laich likes milk which was hilarious; quick look at Bruins vs Rangers; Jordan Caron mic'd up vs Panthers; and the Bruins at the trade deadline picking up defensemen Andrej Meszaros and Corey Potter.


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Monday, March 10, 2014

Bruins beat Luongo and Panthers 5-2


Game summary video of the Bruins @ Panthers game on March 9, 2014.
On Sunday the Bruins visited the Florida Panthers and faced new-Panthers player Roberto Luongo. Luongo played well and kept the Panthers into the game until the third period where the Bruins broke the game open and wound up winning 5-2. The only bad part for the Bruins was that forward Daniel Paille took a hard hit from Panthers Ed Jovanovski and he didn't return to the game after the hit.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Panthers Jimmy Hayes scored, making it 1-0 Panthers. Less than three minutes later, new Bruins player Andrej Meszaros scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 13th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 18th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 3-1 Bruins. Only 29 seconds later, Panthers Jimmy Hayes scored, making it 3-2. Then 23 seconds later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 20th goal of the season, making it 4-2 Bruins. Iginla's goal was his 550th career NHL goal. With 1:08 left in the game, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 6th goal of the season, an empty-net goal

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net for the Bruins and made 20 saves on 22 shots. Johnson is now 13-3-1 with a 2.22 GAA and a .919 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 42-22, faceoff wins 36-34 and blocked shots 16-15. The Panthers led the game in hits 26-18. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Panthers went 0-for-4.

Andrej Meszaros led the Bruins with 6 shots. Matt Bartkowski led the Bruins with 5 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 42-17-5 with 89 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday at the Montreal Canadiens at 7:30pm ET.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bad no goal call screws Bruins but Bs win in shootout


Game summary video of the Bruins @ Lightning game on March 8, 2014.
Saturday night the Bruins visited the new-look Tampa Bay Lightning, who traded away their captain Martin St. Louis at the trade deadline, but it looked like it didn't bother them in this game as it was a fast-paced hard hitting game. In the second period, the Lightning took a 2-goal lead against the Bruins but the Bruins would come back to tie it. The Lightning wouldn't back down as they came back and took a 3-2 lead.

In the third period, the Bruins got screwed on a no-goal call as it looked like Patrice Bergeron jammed the puck into the net before the whistle blew and the replay showed the puck across the line (from the Lightning broadcast, at the ice level view you could see the net get lifted and the puck was in the net). The ref deemed that they blew the whistle before the puck went into the net. The game would go into the shootout and Tuukka Rask and Ben Bishop would stop everything until the 7th round when Bruins Reilly Smith scored the game-winning goal.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened but in the period Bruins Shawn Thornton dropped the gloves with Lightning Keith Aulie. The fight started with a lot of punches being exchanged and some landing. I would give it a draw.

In the second period, 27 seconds into the period, Lightning Ondrej Palat scored a short-handed goal, making it 1-0 Lightning. Later, Lightning Mark Barberio scored, making it 2-0 Lightning. Less than three minutes later, Bruins Daniel Paille scored his 9th goal of the season, making it 2-1. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 11th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Less than two minutes later, Lightning Valtteri Filppula scored, making it 3-2 Lightning.

In the third period, Bruins Johnny Boychuk scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout: Lightning Valtteri Filppula didn't score; Bruins Patrice Bergeron didn't score; Lightning Steven Stamkos didn't score; Bruins Loui Eriksson didn't score; Lightning Ondrej Palat didn't score; Bruins Carl Soderberg didn't score; Lightning Ryan Callahan didn't score; Bruins Brad Marchand didn't score; Lightning Teddy Purcell didn't score; Bruins Jarome Iginla didn't score; Lightning Victor Hedman didn't score; Bruins David Krejci didn't score; Lightning Richard Panik didn't score; Bruins Reilly Smith scored to win the shootout for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 17 saves on 20 shots. Rask is now 28-14-4 with a 2.15 GAA and a .926 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 32-20. The Lightning led the game in hits 28-22, faceoff wins 33-26 and blocked shots 16-8. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Lightning went 0-for-1.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 shots. Shawn Thornton and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Matt Bartkowski and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 41-17-5 with 87 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is today (Sunday) at the new-look Florida Panthers with goalie Roberto Luongo. The Panthers traded goalie Tim Thomas to the Dallas Stars so we should see Luongo in net vs the Bruins.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Rask and Bruins shutout Capitals 3-0


Game summary video of the Capitals @ Bruins game on March 6, 2014.
On Thursday the Bruins played the Washington Capitals for the second time in less than a week but it was a very different game for the Bruins in this one. The Bruins played well and shutout the Capitals 3-0 as Tuukka Rask recorded his 6th shutout of the season. The Bruins held the Capitals to only 16 shots and the game also went penalty-free which you don't see much anymore.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Bruins Gregory Campbell scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 21st goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 3-0 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 16 shots he faced to earn his 6th shutout of the season. Rask is now 27-14-4 with a 2.13 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 43-16, hits 29-24 and faceoff wins 29-24. The Capitals led the game in blocked shots 12-7.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 8 shots. Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Zdeno Chara and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 40-17-5 with 85 points and are in 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins are 6-2-2 in their last ten games. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7pm ET.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Bruins trade deadline deals

Andrej Meszaros
Andrej Meszaros
Wednesday was the NHL trade deadline and the Bruins made one trade for a defenseman and picked up another defenseman off waivers to try and help out their banged up defense.

The Bruins acquired veteran defenseman Andrej Meszaros from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Boston's 3rd round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

The Bruins also claimed defenseman Corey Potter off of waivers from the Edmonton Oilers.

Meszaros has appeared in 38 games for the Flyers this year and has racked up five goals and 12 assists for 17 points (third among Philadelphia defensemen) with 34 penalty minutes.

In total, the 28-year-old blueliner has appeared in 571 NHL games, including 246 with the Ottawa Senators (2005-08), 133 with the Tampa Bay Lightning (2008-10) and 192 with the Philadelphia Flyers (2010-2014). In nine NHL seasons, Meszaros has registered 54 goals and 165 assists for 219 points with a combined plus-34 rating.

Meszaros has skated in 46 career postseason games, registering four goals and 11 assist for 15 points.

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Corey Potter has skated in 16 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season and has recorded five assists with 21 penalty minutes.

In total, Potter has skated in a total of 120 NHL games between the New York Rangers (eight games, 2008-10), Pittsburgh Penguins (one game, 2010-11) and Edmonton Oilers (111 games, 2011-14) where he has accrued eight goals and 24 assists with 53 penalty minutes.
Source: bruins.nhl.com

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bruins pound struggling Panthers 4-1


Game summary video of the Panthers @ Bruins game on March 4, 2014.
On Tuesday, Tim Thomas and the Panthers came to Boston to take on the Bruins but it felt like they didn't even show up to play as the Bruins dominated the game, beating the Panthers 4-1. David Krejci scored a hat trick in this game too, his 3rd career hat trick.

Also earlier on Tuesday it was announced that the Panthers acquired goalie Roberto Luongo from the Vancouver Canucks in a trade but that didn't seem to affect Tim Thomas much as he made a few highlight saves on the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Panthers tough guy Krys Barch challenged Bruins Milan Lucic to fight and they dropped the gloves and went at it. This was an ok fight with not much landing, a draw. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 14th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 19th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Shawn Thornton and Panthers Krys Barch dropped the gloves off a faceoff, maybe for Barch going at Lucic earlier in the game, and they had a spirited fight. It looked like Barch landed one big punch and Thornton got in a good uppercut as well, this was also a draw. Late in the period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 15th goal of the season, making it 3-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Panthers Brian Campbell scored, making it 3-1. Late in the period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 16th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 4-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net and made 23 saves on 24 shots. Johnson is now 12-3-1 with a 2.23 GAA and a .919 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 39-24, faceoff wins 36-29 and blocked shots 13-12. The Panthers led the game in hits 23-22. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Panthers went 0-for-3.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 7 shots. Shawn Thornton led the Bruins with 5 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 39-17-5 with 83 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Washington Capitals at 7pm ET in Boston.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Bruins beat Rangers 6-3


Game summary video of the Bruins @ Rangers game on March 2, 2014.
As the Bruins were beat on Saturday, they got a chance to come back Sunday night and redeem themselves which they did with a 6-3 win over the New York Rangers.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Rangers J.T. Miller scored, making it 1-0 Rangers. Later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 18th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 10th goal of the season, making it 3-1 Bruins. Later, Rangers Brad Richards scored, making it 3-2.

In the third period, Bruins Gregory Campbell scored his 5th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, making it 4-2 Bruins. Minutes later, Bruins Gregory Campbell scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 5-2 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Rangers Ryan McDonagh scored a power-play goal, making it 5-3. Later, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 19th goal of the season, making it 6-3 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 39 saves on 42 shots.

The Bruins led the game in hits 23-22, faceoff wins 38-30 and blocked shots 18-17. The Rangers led the game in shots 42-33. The Rangers went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Bruins didn't get any power-plays.

Carl Soderberg led the Bruins with 4 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 5 hits. Dougie Hamilton, Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-17-5 with 81 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when the Bruins host the Florida Panthers at 7pm ET.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Capitals outplay and beat Bruins 4-2


Game summary video of the Capitals @ Bruins game on March 1, 2014.
Another afternoon game where the Bruins don't put their full effort in and this time lose to the Capitals 4-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Capitals Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Capitals.

In the second period, Capitals Alex Ovechkin scored another power-play goal, making it 2-0 Capitals. Later, Capitals Joel Ward scored, making it 3-0 Capitals. Less than a minute later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 17th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 3-1. Later, Bruins Gregory Campbell scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 3-2.

In the third period, Capitals Eric Fehr scored, making it 4-2 Capitals.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 27 saves on 31 shots.

The Bruins led the game in shots 38-31 and faceoff wins 38-25. The Capitals led the game in blocked shots 14-6. Both teams had 21 hits. The Bruins went 1-for-5 on the power-play while the Capitals went 2-for-6.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 6 shots. Milan Lucic, Shawn Thornton, Dougie Hamilton and Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 37-17-5 with 79 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is Sunday night at the New York Rangers at 7pm ET.