Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wild beat Bruins in shootout 4-3

Boston Bruins @ Minnesota Wild game summary video, on April 8, 2014.
Despite now being on the Minnesota Wild, ex-Sabre Jason Pominville continues to be a Bruins-killer as he scored two goals in the first period against the Bruins. The Wild wound up tying the game in the third period and the game would go to overtime and then a shootout where the Wild would win it 4-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Wild Jason Pominville scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Wild. Later, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 20th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 29th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Not long after, Wild Jason Pominville scored again, tying the game 2-2.

In the second period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 9th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 3-2 Bruins.

In the third period, Wild Ryan Suter scored, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Wild Mikko Koivu was the only one to score and won the game for the Wild.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 21 saves on 24 shots. Rask is now 35-15-6 with a 2.06 GAA and a .929 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 13-11. The Wild led the game in faceoff wins 43-25 and blocked shots 22-10. Both teams had 24 shots each. The Bruins went 2-for-5 on the power-play while the Wild went 1-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 8 shots. Matt Bartkowski led the Bruins with 3 hits. Andrej Meszaros led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 53-18-8 with 114 points and 1st place in the Eastern Conference and in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the Winnipeg Jets at 8pm ET.

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