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.

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