Friday, April 25, 2014

Bruins vs Red Wings game 4 summary


Bruins @ Red Wings Game 4 summary video, from April 24, 2014.
Bruins win game 4 in overtime to take a commanding 3-1 series lead
The Red Wings got a two-goal lead but the Bruins would work their way back to tie it in the third period and take over the game late. It would go into overtime where a Dougie Hamilton shot would go off of teammate Jarome Iginla and then off a Red Wings player and into the net past goalie Jonas Gustavsson, who was playing in place of the sick Jimmy Howard.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Red Wings Niklas Kronwall scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Red Wings.

In the second period, Red Wings Pavel Datsyuk scored, making it 2-0 Red Wings. Later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, making it 2-1.

In the third period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, winning the game 3-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 35 saves on 37 shots. Rask is now 3-1 with a 0.96 GAA and a .966 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in shots 40-37 and faceoff wins 32-27. The Red Wings led the game in hits 54-40 and blocked shots 26-13. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 1-for-4.

Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Milan Lucic, Matt Bartkowski and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 6 hits each. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins now lead the series 3-1. Game 5 is on Saturday at 3pm ET in Boston. The Bruins are now 13 wins away from becoming the Stanley Cup champions again.

Non-playoffs news
Patrice Bergeron was named as one of three finalists for the 2014 Frank J. Selke Trophy. The Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game. The other two finalists for the award are Blackhawks Jonathan Toews and Kings Anze Kopitar. Bergeron should no doubt win this award.

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