Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bruins blow lead in third period, lose to Wild 4-3


Minnesota Wild @ Boston Bruins game recap, on October 28, 2014.
The Bruins have always had trouble scoring on Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom but Tuesday night they were able to get four goals against him but the team broke down defensively and blew it in the third period. The Wild came back and scored three goals in the third period to get the 4-3 comeback win. One of the very few bright spots for the Bruins was rookie Seth Griffith, who had 2 goals and an assist.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Wild Nino Niederreiter scored, making it 1-0 Wild. Later, Bruins Seth Griffith scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Seth Griffith scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 3-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Wild Zach Parise scored, making it 3-2. Less than three minutes later, Wild Justin Fontaine scored, tying the game 3-3. Later, Wild Marco Scandella scored, making it 4-3 Wild.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 38 saves on 42 shots. Rask is now 4-4-0 with a 2.81 GAA and a .899 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 23-18 and faceoff wins 37-28. The Wild led the game in shots 42-28 and blocked shots 20-17. The Bruins went 1-for-2 while the Wild went 0-for-2.

Carl Soderberg, David Krejci and Zach Trotman led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 7 hits. Reilly Smith, Chris Kelly, Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Matt Bartkowski is now a team-worst -4 in 5 games this season.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 5-6-0 with 10 points and are 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the Buffalo Sabres, at 7pm ET.

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