Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bruins clinch Presidents' Trophy with win over Sabres

Buffalo Sabres @ Boston Bruins game summary video, on April 12, 2014.
The good news after today's game against the Buffalo Sabres is that the Bruins have clinched the President's Trophy as the NHL's best team during the regular season with their 4-1 win over the Sabres. The bad news is that Patrice Bergeron did not play in the third period for an undisclosed reason and Daniel Paille needed help to get to the locker room and looked woozy after taking a big hit from Sabres Jake McCabe. This is most likely Paille's third concussion of the season and that is scary to have that amount of concussions during one season. We hope he is ok and that he recovers from this.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Gregory Campbell scored his 8th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 18th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 30th goal of the season, making it 3-0 Bruins. Later, Sabres Cody Hodgson scored, making it 3-1.

In the third period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 19th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 4-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 36-15-6 with a 2.04 GAA and a .930 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 30-25 and faceoff wins 33-23. The Sabres led the game in hits 25-13 and blocked shots 16-9. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-2.

Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 5 shots. Gregory Campbell, Jarome Iginla and Matt Bartkowski all led the Bruins with 2 hits each. Zdeno Chara, Matt Bartkowski, Torey Krug and Kevan Miller all led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Bruins 2014 Regular Season Awards
Before the game the Bruins announced their regular season award winners.
  • Eddie Shore Award:
 Brad Marchand won this award, which is for demonstrating exceptional hustle and determination throughout the 2014 season.
  • Elizabeth Dufresne Trophy: David Krejci won this award, which is for outstanding performance during Bruins home games this season.
  • John P. Bucyk Award: Tuukka Rask won this award, for his active participant in the Boston Bruins off-ice charitable events throughout the course of the 2013-14 campaign.
  • Bruins Three Stars:
 1st star was won by Tuukka Rask, 2nd star was won by David Krejci, and 3rd star was won by Patrice Bergeron.

Boston Bruins end of season awards 2014 4/12/14

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 54-18-9 with 117 points and are 1st place in the NHL. The Bruins have one game remaining this season and it is tomorrow at the New Jersey Devils at 3pm ET.

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