Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bruins power-play wakes up, beat Sharks 5-3


San Jose Sharks @ Boston Bruins recap, on October 21, 2014.
On Tuesday night the Bruins came away with a 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks as the Bruins power-play helped by putting two goals on the board. With this win the Bruins are now on a 2-game winning streak.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Sharks Logan Couture scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later, Sharks Logan Couture scored, tying the game 2-2. Less than a minute later, Sharks Joe Thornton scored, making it 3-2 Sharks.

In the third period, Bruins Seth Griffith scored his 1st goal of the season, which was also his 1st career NHL goal, tying the game 3-3. Later, Bruins Gregory Campbell scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 4-3 Bruins. Later with 25 seconds left in the game, Bruins David Krejci scored his 2nd goal of the season, a shorthanded empty-net goal, making it 5-3 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 31 saves on 34 shots. Rask is now 3-3-0 with a 2.91 GAA and a .880 save percentage this season.

The Sharks led the game in shots 34-33, hits 24-16 and faceoff wins 35-34. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Sharks went 1-for-3. Both teams had 16 blocked shots.

Milan Lucic had 3 assists. Torey Krug had 3 points (1 goal and 2 assists). Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 7 shots and 5 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 4-4-0 with 8 points and are 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host Johnny Boychuk and the New York Islanders (4-2-0) at 7pm ET.

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