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.

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