Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bruins lose in another shootout, this time vs Jets

Boston Bruins @ Winnipeg Jets game summary video, on April 10, 2014.
With the season coming to an end soon, the Bruins rested some key players, or they were out due to minor injuries, as Zdeno Chara, Tuukka Rask, Chris Kelly and Patrice Bergeron did not play against the Jets tonight.

The Jets tied the game late in the third period which sent the game to overtime and then it went to a shootout where the Jets came away with the win. Another shootout loss for the Bruins, which isn't anything new, as their team isn't built for shootouts and luckily there are no shootouts in the playoffs.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 24th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Jets Evander Kane scored, tying the game 1-1.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Jets Bryan Little was the only one to score, to win it for the Jets.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net and made 36 saves on 37 shots. Johnson is now 17-3-3 with a 2.07 GAA and a .926 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 16-14. The Jets led the game in shots 37-33, hits 25-22 and faceoff wins 34-25. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Jets went 0-for-1.

Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 5 shots. Matt Bartkowski and Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 6 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 53-18-9 with 115 points and are 1st place in the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division. The Bruins have only two games remaining in the season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Buffalo Sabres at 12:30pm ET in Boston.

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