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.

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