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.

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