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.

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