Friday, November 28, 2014

Bruins beat Jets 2-1 in overtime


Winnipeg Jets @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 28, 2014.
The day after Thanksgiving can sometimes lead to sloppy gameplay but the Bruins managed to get a 2-1 overtime win before their road trip out west next week.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Jets Dustin Byfuglien scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Jets.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 5th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In overtime, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 5th goal of the season, to win the game 2-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 35 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 11-6-1 with a 2.31 GAA and a .919 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 38-36 and faceoff wins 37-29. Both teams had 23 hits and 15 blocked shots. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Jets went 1-for-5.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 7 shots. Dennis Seidenberg and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Matt Fraser and David Krejci did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-9-1 with 29 points and are 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, at the Anaheim Ducks, at 10pm ET.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Penguins beat Bruins 3-2 in overtime


Pittsburgh Penguins @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 24, 2014.
On Monday the Bruins took on the Pittsburgh Penguins and had some bad luck with two disallowed goals and wound up losing in overtime 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Penguins Sidney Crosby scored, making it 1-0 Penguins.

In the second period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 4th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Less than a minute later, Bruins Joe Morrow scored his 1st goal of the season, which was also his 1st career NHL goal, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later Penguins Evgeni Malkin scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, Penguins Evgeni Malkin scored to win the game 3-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 30 saves on 33 shots. Rask is now 10-6-1 with a 2.40 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 14-7. The Penguins led the game in shots 33-29 and faceoff wins 27-26. Both teams had 31 hits each. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Penguins went 1-for-3.

Reilly Smith led the Bruins with 4 shots and 5 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Matt Fraser, Chris Kelly and David Krejci did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 13-9-1 with 27 points and are 4th place in the Atlantic division. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday when they host the Winnipeg Jets at 7pm ET.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Montreal shutouts Bruins 2-0


Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 22, 2014.
Montreal's Carey Price was the story tonight as he shutout the Bruins 2-0 and ended Boston's wining streak. Montreal has beaten Boston in all three games they've played this season. Their next/last meeting isn't until February 8th.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Canadiens Andrei Markov scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Montreal. Bruins Gregory Campbell dropped the gloves with Canadiens Dale Weise, a re-match from their last meeting which didn't last long.

In the second period, Canadiens Tomas Plekanec scored, making it 2-0 Montreal.

In the third period, no scoring happened. Bruins Torey Krug dropped the gloves with Canadiens Alex Galchenyuk.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 21 saves on 23 shots. Rask is now 10-6-0 with a 2.36 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-23 and hits 31-21. The Canadiens led the game in faceoff wins 30-29 and blocked shots 15-10. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 1-for-3.

Loui Eriksson led the Bruins with 5 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 5 hits. Reilly Smith and Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Brad Marchand, David Krejci and Chris Kelly were out of the lineup. Matt Lindblad and Jordan Caron were recalled from Providence (AHL). Lindblad was in the lineup while Caron did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 13-9-0 with 26 points and are 3rd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7pm ET.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bruins beat Blue Jackets in shootout 4-3


Bruins Milan Lucic gets dropped by Blue Jackets Dalton Prout, on November 21, 2014.
In a game where they looked like they were going to lose, the Bruins came out strong in the third period and took the lead. The Blue Jackets wouldn't stop though and sent the game to overtime. The game would go to a shootout where newly called up Bruins rookie Alex Khokhlachev scored to win the game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Jackets Ryan Johansen scored, making it 1-0 Jackets. Less than two minutes later, Jackets Nick Foligno scored, making it 2-0 Jackets.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins Dennis Seidenberg scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 2-1. Later, Bruins Matt Fraser scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Daniel Paille scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Jackets Jack Johnson scored, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, no scoring happened. At the end of the period, Bruins Milan Lucic and Jackets Dalton Prout got into a scuffle with Prout landing a punch that sent Lucic down, who still had his gloves on. I would expect something may happen with these two guys the next time these two teams meet.

In the shootout, in the 7th round, Bruins rookie Alex Khokhlachev scored to win the game for the Bruins 4-3.

Game notes
Niklas Svedberg played in net for the Bruins and made 25 saves on 28 shots. Svedberg is now 3-3-0 with a 2.46 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 41-28. The Blue Jackets led the game in hits 38-36, faceoff wins 32-23 and blocked shots 18-12. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 0-for-2.

Reilly Smith, Carl Soderberg, Patrice Bergeron and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 6 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 13-8-0 with 26 points and are 3rd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow when they host the Montreal Canadiens (15-5-1) at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bruins shutout Blues 2-0


St. Louis Blues @ Boston Bruins game recap, on November 18, 2014.
Yesterday the Bruins came away with a 2-0 shutout win against one of the best teams in the league, the St. Louis Blues. How did they do this? Well they actually played a good defensive game and Tuukka Rask played great making save after save to get his 1st shutout of the season. If the Bruins play every game like they did last night, they will be at or near the top of the standings.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 33 shots he faced for his 1st shutout of the season. Rask is now 10-5-0 with a 2.38 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 25-16 and faceoff wins 32-29. The Blues led the game in shots 33-17. Both teams had 12 blocked shots. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Blues went 0-for-2.

Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 3 shots. Gregory Campbell, Milan Lucic and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Loui Eriksson and Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Today the Bruins assigned defenseman Zach Trotman back to Providence (AHL). This most likely means that Kevan Miller is close to returning to the lineup.

Update: Adam McQuaid did leave the game and it was announced today that Adam McQuaid will be out six to eight weeks with a broken thumb.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 12-8-0 with 24 points and are 3rd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday at the Columbus Blue Jackets, at 7pm ET.

Monday, November 17, 2014

NESN's Behind the B season 2 episode 4 video

Here is episode 4, "Tricks and Treats", of NESN's Behind the B season 2, where it focuses on: Milan Lucic gets to drive the van from Dumb & Dumber; Bruins vs Wild with Zach Trotman mic'd up; Bruins practice on Halloween with Tuukka Rask mic'd up; Chris Kelly mic'd up on Halloween night with his family and other Bruins players with their families trick-or-treating; Bruins vs Senators with Chris Kelly mic'd up; Bruins vs Panthers with Shawn Thornton returning to Boston; and Bruins vs Oilers with Joe Morrow mic'd up.


Previous episodes

You can watch all of the episodes from NESN's Behind the B season 1 on this tag page.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bruins beat Hurricanes in 2-1 win


Carolina Hurricanes @ Boston Bruins game recap, on November 15, 2014.
On Saturday afternoon, the Bruins took on the struggling Carolina Hurricanes and managed to squeeze out a 2-1 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Hurricanes Jiri Tlusty scored, making it 1-0 Hurricanes. Later, Bruins Seth Griffith scored his 5th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Late in the period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 33 saves on 34 shots. Rask is now 9-5-0 with a 2.56 GAA and a .908 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 30-23 and blocked shots 14-10. The Hurricanes led the game in shots 34-25 and faceoff wins 34-27. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Hurricanes went 0-for-3.

Matt Bartkowski led the Bruins with 4 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 6 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Zach Trotman and David Krejci were out of the lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 11-8-0 with 22 points and are 3rd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when they host the St. Louis Blues (12-4-1) at 7pm ET.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bruins play another bad game, lose to Habs 5-1


Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens game recap, on November 13, 2014.
Another game and another bad game by the Bruins which equals another loss, this time a 5-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Canadiens Dale Weise scored on a penalty shot, tying the game 1-1. Later, Canadiens Lars Eller scored, making it 2-1 Canadiens. Less than two minutes later, Canadiens Max Pacioretty scored, making it 3-1 Canadiens.

In the third period, Canadiens Max Pacioretty scored, making it 4-1 Canadiens. Later, Canadiens Jiri Sekac scored a power-play goal, making it 5-1 Canadiens.

Game notes
Niklas Svedberg played in net and made 29 saves on 34 shots. Svedberg is now 2-3-0 with a 2.41 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 25-24. Montreal led the game in shots 34-22, faceoff wins 36-25 and blocked shots 24-12. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while Montreal went 1-for-5.

Reilly Smith led the Bruins with 4 shots. Gregory Campbell, Joe Morrow and Zach Trotman led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Joe Morrow led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Bruins Gregory Campbell got into a fight in the first period with Canadiens Dale Weise after Weise hit Campbell into the boards. It didn't last long as Campbell stepped on his stick and went down to the ice as Weise continued throwing punches. The linesmen broke it up quickly. In the second period, Bruins Matt Fraser dropped the gloves with Canadiens Nathan Beaulieu. Beaulieu landed a punch that sent both guys down to the ice. Fraser was woozy after the fight and went to the locker room. He returned in the third period.

David Krejci and Matt Bartkowski did not play. Yesterday the Bruins recalled forward Alexander Khokhlachev but he didn't play tonight.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 10-8-0 with 20 points and are 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at 1pm ET when they host the Carolina Hurricanes (5-7-3).

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Leafs run over Bruins 6-1


Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs game recap, on November 12, 2014.
When you play bad hockey you're going to lose most nights and there isn't much else to say about Wednesday night's embarassing 6-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was just a downright ugly Bruins loss. With no Zdeno Chara in the lineup, Leafs Phil Kessel scored two goals on four shots.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Maple Leafs Phil Kessel scored, making it 1-0 Leafs.

In the second period, only 18 seconds into the period, Maple Leafs Phil Kessel scored, making it 2-0 Leafs. Less than two minutes later, Maple Leafs Morgan Rielly scored, making it 3-0 Leafs. Less than two minutes later, Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak scored a power-play goal, making it 4-0 Leafs. Later, Maple Leafs James van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal, making it 5-0 Leafs. Later, Bruins Dennis Seidenberg scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 5-1.

In the third period, Maple Leafs Peter Holland scored a power-play goal, making it 6-1 Maple Leafs.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started and played in net until he was pulled in the second period after allowing 4 goals, making 12 saves on 16 shots. Niklas Svedberg came into the game and made 15 saves on 17 shots. Rask got the loss and is now 8-5-0 with a 2.69 GAA and a .901 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 36-34. The Leafs led the game in shots 33-26, faceoff wins 29-23 and blocked shots 27-9. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Leafs went 3-for-4.

Gregory Campbell led the Bruins with 4 shots. Matt Fraser led the Bruins with 6 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Matt Bartkowski and David Krejci did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 10-7-0 with 20 points and are 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is today (Thursday) at the Montreal Canadiens (11-4-1) at 7:30pm ET.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bruins win 5th straight game, beat Devils 4-2


Boston Bruins Seth Griffith scores an amazing no-look between the legs goal against the New Jersey Devils, on November 10, 2014.
The Bruins took on the struggling New Jersey Devils tonight and broke the game open in the second period as they scored two goals in less than two minutes to take a 4-2 lead. The Devils came out strong in the third period and dominated the Bruins but Tuukka Rask made some big saves to keep the game at 4-2 to get the Bruins their 5th straight win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Devils Travis Zajac scored, making it 1-0 Devils. Later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

In the second period, Devils Jaromir Jagr scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins Seth Griffith scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins. Less than two minutes later and with 39 seconds left in the period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 4-2 Bruins.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 8-4-0 with a 2.44 GAA and a .909 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 27-20, faceoff wins 28-23 and blocked shots 15-13. The Devils led the game in shots 28-23. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Devils didn't have any power-plays.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 3 points (1 goal and 2 assists). Matt Fraser, Carl Soderberg and Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Daniel Paille led the Bruins with 5 hits.

David Krejci and Matt Bartkowski did not play. David Warsofsky suffered a groin strain in the game against the Edmonton Oilers and will be out of the lineup for 2-4 weeks.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 10-6-0 with 20 points and are 3rd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday at the Toronto Maple Leafs at 8pm ET.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Bruins score 4 goals in 3rd period, beat Oilers 5-2


Edmonton Oilers @ Boston Bruins game recap, on November 6, 2014.
The Edmonton Oilers visited Boston on Thursday to take on the Bruins and they were also without their captain, former Bruin Andrew Ference. Ference was out of the lineup because he was suspended for three games for an illegal check to the head of Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian.

The Bruins broke the game wide open in the third period with three goals (two power-play goals) in less than three minutes and finished it with a 5-2 win. The Bruins are now on a 4-game winning streak.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Oilers Boyd Gordon scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Oilers. Later, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Oilers Mark Arcobello scored, making it 2-1 Oilers. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 3-2 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 3rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 4-2 Bruins. Late in the period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 3rd goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 5-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 7-4-0 with a 2.48 GAA and a .907 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 32-26, hits 21-16 and faceoff wins 36-27. The Oilers led the game in blocked shots 14-11. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Oilers went 1-for-5.

Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 3 points (1 goal and 2 assists). Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 hits. Joe Morrow led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 9-6-0 with 18 points and are 3rd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday when they host the New Jersey Devils at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Bruins beat Panthers 2-1 in overtime


Florida Panthers @ Boston Bruins game recap, on November 4, 2014.
On Sunday the Bruins announced that they signed coach Claude Julien to a multi-year contract extension. Julien's record behind the Bruins bench is 317-171-65 in 553 games with a .632 win percentage. On Wednesday, ex-Bruin Shawn Thornton returned to Boston as a member of the Panthers and was given an ovation by the fans thanking him for his time in Boston. He will never be forgotten for his time in Boston.

David Krejci was out of the Bruins lineup but Brad Marchand stepped up his game and had his best game of the season as he came away with the game-winnng goal in overtime for the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Panthers Jussi Jokinen scored, making it 1-0 Panthers. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 5th goal of the season, winning the game 2-1 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 18 saves on 19 shots. Rask is now 6-4-0 with a 2.53 GAA and a .906 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 25-19 and faceoff wins 32-20. The Panthers led the game in hits 27-21. Both teams had 12 blocked shots. The Bruins had no power-plays while the Panthers went 0-for-1.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Milan Lucic, Reilly Smith and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 3 hits each.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 8-6-0 with 16 points and are 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Edmonton Oilers (4-7-1) at 7pm ET.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

NESN's Behind the B season 2 episode 3 video

Here is episode 3, "A Challenging Start", of NESN's Behind the B season 2, where it focuses on: Patrice Bergeron talking about opening night; Reilly Smith mic'd up vs Flyers; Bruins vs Red Wings; Bruins vs Canadiens; Bruins vs Sabres; Bruins vs Sharks with Milan Lucic mic'd up; and Bruins vs Islanders with the return of Johnny Boychuk and Chad Johnson.


Previous episodes

You can watch all of the episodes from NESN's Behind the B season 1 on this tag page.

Matt Fraser scores twice in Bruins 4-2 win over Senators


Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins game recap, on November 1, 2014.
On Saturday night the Bruins opened November with a big 4-2 win over the Ottawa Senators. With Bruins David Krejci being a scratch for this game, Matt Fraser was inserted into the lineup and came through big, scoring two goals for the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Less than a minute later, Senators Mark Stone scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Matt Fraser scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Matt Fraser scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 3-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Dennis Seidenberg scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 4-1 Bruins. Later, Senators Mika Zibanejad scored, making it 4-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 27 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 5-4-0 with a 2.72 GAA and a .902 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 30-29. The Senators led the game in hits 31-18, faceoff wins 33-30 and blocked shots 17-10. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-1.

Matt Fraser led the Bruins with 5 shots. Adam McQuaid and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Joe Morrow and David Warsofsky led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

David Krejci and Matt Bartkowski were scratched.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 7-6-0 with 14 points and are 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when they host the Florida Panthers (4-2-3) at 7pm ET. It will be Shawn Thornton's return to Boston for the first time to play against the Bruins since he joined the Panthers.