Friday, March 7, 2014

Rask and Bruins shutout Capitals 3-0

Game summary video of the Capitals @ Bruins game on March 6, 2014.
On Thursday the Bruins played the Washington Capitals for the second time in less than a week but it was a very different game for the Bruins in this one. The Bruins played well and shutout the Capitals 3-0 as Tuukka Rask recorded his 6th shutout of the season. The Bruins held the Capitals to only 16 shots and the game also went penalty-free which you don't see much anymore.

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

In the second period, Bruins Gregory Campbell scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 21st goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 3-0 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 16 shots he faced to earn his 6th shutout of the season. Rask is now 27-14-4 with a 2.13 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 43-16, hits 29-24 and faceoff wins 29-24. The Capitals led the game in blocked shots 12-7.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 8 shots. Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Zdeno Chara and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 40-17-5 with 85 points and are in 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins are 6-2-2 in their last ten games. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7pm ET.

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