Thursday, October 16, 2014

Montreal comes back to beat Bruins 6-4

Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens game highlights, on October 16, 2014.
There was a lot of hype for this game ever since what happened in last years playoffs but again it was a Montreal team that outplayed the Bruins and took advantage of the chances they got. In the end the Canadiens came away with a 6-4 win, with their green laser pointer friend in the stands.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins. Not too long later, Canadiens Max Pacioretty scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Canadiens Brendan Gallagher scored, making it 2-1 Montreal. Less than a minute later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 1st goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Less than three minutes later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins. Later, Canadiens Jiri Sekac scored, tying the game 3-3. With 24 seconds left in the period, Canadiens Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau scored, making it 4-3 Canadiens.

In the third period, Canadiens Brendan Gallagher scored, making it 5-3. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was then pulled from the game and Niklas Svedberg came in. Later, Bruins Simon Gagne scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 5-4. With less than two minutes left in the game, Bruins Milan Lucic was called for a boarding penalty as Canadiens Alexei Emelin turned his back at the last second to draw the call. Canadiens Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau scored an empty-net power-play goal, making it 6-4 Canadiens.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started in net and was pulled in the third period, after giving up five goals, making 18 saves on 23 shots. Rask is now 2-3-0 with a 2.90 GAA and a .870 save percentage this season. Niklas Svedberg stopped the two shots he faced.

The Bruins led the game in shots 29-26. The Canadiens led the game in hits 30-17, faceoff wins 39-31 and blocked shots 19-16. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 2-for-3.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 shots and was +3. Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 4 hits, but he was also a -2. Dennis Seidenberg was also a -2. Zdeno Chara was a team worst -3. Torey Krug and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots each.

Gregory Campbell returned to the Bruins lineup and had 10:38 of ice time, was -1 with 2 hits and went 50% in the faceoff circle. Matt Fraser, Ryan Spooner and Matt Bartkowski were all healthy scratches.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 2-4-0 with 4 points and are in 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, at the Buffalo Sabres (1-3-0, 7th place in Atlantic Division), at 7pm ET.

1 comment:

AdamBruinsFan said...

On Friday, Milan Lucic was fined $5000 for making an obscene gesture during this game.