Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bruins beat Red Wings 3-2 in shootout


Boston Bruins @ Detroit Red Wings game highlights, on October 15, 2014.
Last night the Bruins came away with a 3-2 shootout win over the Detroit Red Wings in a game they looked much better from their previous games. Yes the Bruins actually was a game in the shootout as David Krejci and Reilly Smith scored some nice goals. If it wasn't for the timely saves by Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, the Bruins would have won this game in regulation. Simon Gagne also made his Bruins debut where he started on the fourth line and in the third period found himself on a line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Red Wings Tomas Tatar scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Red Wings Gustav Nyquist scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. Late in the game Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith looked like he was trying out for the Montreal Canadiens as Bruins Patrice Bergeron hooked him in the arm area and Smith fell down to the ice, drawing a penalty. Hopefully Smith is fined for that with the new diving initiative going on in the NHL. Watch the Brendan Smith diving GIF here.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Bruins David Krejci and Reilly Smith scored and the Red Wings did not score. Bruins win 3-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 18 saves on 20 shots. Rask is now 2-2-0 with a 2.22 GAA and a .894 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 39-20, hits 27-19 and faceoff wins 32-29. The Red Wings led the game in blocked shots 17-12. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 1-for-5.

Brad Marchand and Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron and Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Dennis Seidenberg and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Gregory Campbell is still out of the Bruins lineup as he recovers.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 2-3-0 with 4 points and are in 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is tonight at the Montreal Canadiens (3-1-0) at 7:30pm ET.

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