Sunday, April 13, 2014

Devils beat Bruins 3-2 in last game of season


Boston Bruins @ New Jersey Devils game summary video, on April 13, 2014.
Today the Bruins finished their regular season as they took on the New Jersey Devils with quite a few regulars out of the lineup. Newly in the Bruins lineup was Matt Lindblad, Justin Florek (-1 with 3 shots and 1 hit), Craig Cunningham (1 hit) and Alexander Khokhlachev (1st NHL game, he had 2 shots, 1 hit and 2 PIMs). After the game, all four were sent back down to Providence (AHL).

Looking forward, the Bruins will face the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Devils Marek Zidlicky scored, making it 1-0 Devils. Late in the period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Devils Travis Zajac scored, making it 2-1 Devils. Later, Devils Marek Zidlicky scored a power-play goal, making it 3-1 Devils. Late in the game, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 25th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 3-2.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net and made 28 saves on 31 shots. Johnson is now 17-4-3 with a 2.10 GAA and a .925 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 15-10 and blocked shots 9-4. The Devils led the game in shots 31-18 and faceoff wins 29-20. The Bruins went 2-for-2 on the power-play while the Devils went 1-for-2.

Reilly Smith and Justin Florek led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 3 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins finished the season 54-19-9 with 117 points, 1st place in the NHL/Eastern Conference/Atlantic Division. Game 1 between the Bruins and Detroit Red Wings is on Friday, April 18th at 7:30pm ET.

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