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.

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