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.

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