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.

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