Monday, March 17, 2014

Bruins win 9th straight game, beat Wild 4-1

Game summary video of the Wild @ Bruins game on March 17, 2014.
Tonight the Bruins took on the visiting Minnesota Wild, who are fighting for a playoff spot, in another well-played game and despite a few mistakes the Bruins made, they held the Wild to one goal with Tuukka Rask making some big saves in a 4-1 win. It is the Bruins 9th straight win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 24th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 8th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Late in the period, Wild Jason Pominville scored, making it 2-1.

In the third period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 19th goal of the season, making it 3-1 Bruins. With the Wild goalie pulled, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 25th goal, an empty-net goal, making it 4-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 33 saves on 34 shots. Rask is now 31-14-4 with a 2.07 GAA and a .929 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 31-19. The Wild led the game in shots 34-29 and blocked shots 16-4. Both teams won 28 faceoffs each. The Bruins had no power-plays and the Wild went 0-for-1 on the power-play.

Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 5 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 6 hits. Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 48-17-5 with 97 points and are 1st place in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow at the New Jersey Devils at 7pm ET.

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