Monday, April 21, 2014

Bruins vs Red Wings game 2 summary


Red Wings @ Bruins Game 2 ADSF Highlights on April 20, 2014.
Bruins tie series 1-1 overpowering the Red Wings 4-1
The Bruins played much better in game 2 and came away with a 4-1 win over the Red Wings to tie the series 1-1. Game 3 is on Tuesday.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Justin Florek scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, his first career NHL playoff goal, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, also his first career NHL playoff goal, making it 2-0 Bruins. At the end of the period, Red Wings Brendan Smith got tangled up with Bruins Zdeno Chara and tried starting trouble but then he backed away as Chara didn't back down. The linesman came rushing in to save Smith's life just in time, even though Smith was skating backwards trying to get away from Chara. Note to Mr. Smith, don't start something you aren't going to finish.

Zdeno Chara roughing up Brendan Smith

Zdeno Chara roughing up Brendan Smith

In the second period, Red Wings Luke Glendening scored, making it 2-1. Later, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, making it 3-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, making it 4-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 34 saves on 35 shots. Rask is now 1-1-0 with a 1.02 GAA and a .966 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in hits 33-29, faceoff wins 35-27 and blocked shots 14-7. The Red Wings led the game in shots 35-29. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 0-for-4.

Reilly Smith led the Bruins with 4 shots. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 5 hits and 4 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins-Red Wings series is now tied 1-1. Game 3 is on Tuesday at 7:30pm ET in Detroit. Let's hope the Bruins players get to Detroit safely and are able to survive the days they'll be there. Doing a Google Image Search of "Detroit" brings up pictures that look like it's from a future apocalypse but that is Detroit today.

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