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.

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