Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Bruins beat Red Wings 5-2


Detroit Red Wings @ Boston Bruins game recap, on December 29, 2014.
Last night the Bruins took on the Detroit Red Wings and came away with a decisive 5-2 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 9th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Red Wings Justin Abdelkader scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Gregory Campbell scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 3-1 Bruins.

In the second period, Red Wings Tomas Tatar scored a power-play goal, making it 3-2.

In the third period, Bruins Seth Griffith scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 4-2 Bruins. Later, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 5-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 28 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 15-10-3 this season.

The Bruins led the game in shot 45-30 and blocked shots 13-7. The Red Wings led the game in hits 25-20 and faceoff wins 40-24. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 1-for-4.

Carl Soderberg and Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 6 shots each. Chris Kelly, Brad Marchand and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Patrice Bergeron, Milan Lucic and Zach Trotman did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 19-15-3 with 41 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday when the Bruins host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7pm ET.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Blue Jackets dominate Bruins 6-2

Boston Bruins Milan Lucic vs Columbus Blue Jackets Dalton Prout, on December 27, 2014.
The Bruins first game after the Christmas break was last night and it wasn't pretty at all as the Blue Jackets ran all over the Bruins and beat them badly 6-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Blue Jackets Scott Hartnell scored, making it 1-0 Blue Jackets. Only 20 seconds later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, 51 seconds into the period, Blue Jackets Scott Hartnell scored, making it 2-1 Blue Jackets. Bruins Milan Lucic dropped the gloves with Blue Jackets Dalton Prout and they had a spirited bout with Lucic bloodying Prout. Later, Blue Jackets Kevin Connauton scored, making it 3-1 Blue Jackets. Later, Blue Jackets Nick Foligno scored a power-play goal, making it 4-1 Blue Jackets. Later, Bruins Craig Cunningham scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 4-2. Later, Blue Jackets Matt Calvert scored, making it 5-2 Blue Jackets.

In the third period, Blue Jackets Jeremy Morin scored, making it 6-2 Blue Jackets.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started in net and made 12 saves on 15 shots. Rask came out in the second period and Niklas Svedberg played the rest of the game, making 12 saves on 15 shots as well. Svedberg got the loss, and is now 4-5-0 this season.

The Blue Jackets led the game in shots 30-28, hits 37-30, faceoff wins 36-28 and blocked shots 14-6. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 1-for-2.

Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 6 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits.

Seth Griffith and Zach Trotman were scratched and didn't play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 18-15-3 with 39 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they host the Detroit Red Wings, at 7pm ET.

NESN's Behind the B season 2 episode 6 video

Here is episode 6, "Turbulence", of NESN's Behind the B season 2, where it focuses on: Bruins vs Ducks with Dennis Seidenberg mic'd up; a look at the Bruins equipment guys on the road trip; Bruins vs Kings with David Pastrnak mic'd up; Carl Soderberg working out; Soderberg and Loui Eriksson having dinner in San Jose; Bruins vs Sharks with Milan Lucic mic'd up; while out west, Chris Kelly goes shopping for his kids; Bruins vs Coyotes with Seth Griffith mic'd up; and Bruins vs Blackhawks with Zdeno Chara back in the lineup.


Previous episodes

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

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Bruins beat Predators 5-3


Nashville Predators @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 23, 2014.
Despite blowing a 2-1 lead in the first period last night, the Bruins managed to get the lead back and not look back, as they went on to a 5-3 win over the Predators.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 9th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Predators Colin Wilson scored, tying the game 1-1. Less than three minutes later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Predators Calle Jarnkrok scored, tying the game 2-2.

In the second period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 8th goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 10th goal of the season, making it 4-2 Bruins.

In the third period, Predators Taylor Beck scored, making it 4-3. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 9th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 5-3 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 22 saves on 25 shots and is now 14-10-3 this season.

Both teams had 25 shots. The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 40-24. The Predators led the game in hits 23-20 and blocked shots 14-8. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Predators went 0-for-2.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots. Craig Cunningham and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 hits each.

Seth Griffith and Zach Trotman were scratched and didn't play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 18-14-3 with 39 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7pm ET.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Bruins beat Sabres 4-3 in overtime


Buffalo Sabres @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 21, 2014.
Last night the Bruins hosted the rebuilding Buffalo Sabres and Bruins Loui Eriksson was the hero in overtime once again, scoring the game-winning goal.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the period, Bruins Matt Bartkowski laid out Sabres captain Brian Gionta with a dangerous hit that sent Gionta spinning and down onto the ice. Bartkowski was given an interference major and game misconduct. One minute later, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

Matt Bartkowski hits Brian Gionta, fights Marcus Foligno

In the second period, Sabres Andrej Meszaros scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Sabres Rasmus Ristolainen scored a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Sabres.

In the third period, Sabres Tim Schaller scored, making it 3-2 Sabres. Later, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 7th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 7th goal of the season, winning the game 4-3 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 13-10-3 this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 37-28 and faceoff wins 35-24. The Sabres led the game in hits 29-25 and blocked shots 21-3. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Sabres went 1-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Seth Griffith and Zach Trotman were scratched and didn't play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 17-14-3 with 37 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when they host the Nashville Predators, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Jets beat Bruins 2-1


Boston Bruins @ Winnipeg Jets game recap video, on December 19, 2014.
Last night the Bruins visited the Winnipeg Jets and had trouble against former Providence Bruins goalie Michael Hutchinson. The Bruins came away with a 2-1 loss. The Bruins are now 1-2-2 in their last five games.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Jets Evander Kane scored, making it 1-0 Jets.

In the second period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 6th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Late in the period, Jets Mathieu Perreault scored, making it 2-1 Jets.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 12-10-3 this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 31-27, hits 33-31, faceoff wins 39-22 and blocked shots 15-10. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Jets went 0-for-4.

Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zdeno Chara, Craig Cunningham and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Matt Fraser, Joe Morrow and Zach Trotman were scratched and didn't play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-14-3 with 35 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday when they host the Buffalo Sabres at 7pm ET.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bruins beat Wild 3-2 in overtime


Bruins @ Wild game recap video, on December 17, 2014.
Last night the Bruins once again had a game where they went into overtime but this time they were able to score and win the game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Only 27 seconds later, Wild Kyle Brodziak scored, tying the game 1-1. Bruins Gregory Campbell dropped the gloves with Wild Justin Falk in a quick non-entertaining bout. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Wild Jason Pominville scored, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 6th goal of the season, winning the game 3-2 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Niklas Svedberg played in net and made 35 saves on 37 shots. Svedberg is now 4-4-0 this season.

The Wild led the game in shots 37-25, hits 17-14 and faceoff wins 33-28. Both teams had 11 blocked shots. Both teams went 0-for-2 on the power-play.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zach Trotman led the Bruins with 3 hits. David Krejci led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-13-3 with 35 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday at the Winnipeg Jets, at 8pm ET.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Predators beat Bruins in shootout 3-2


Bruins @ Predators game summary video, on December 16, 2014.
Last night the Bruins took another shootout loss, this time a 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

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

In the second period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Late in the period, Predators Mike Fisher scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, Predators Mike Ribeiro scored, making it 2-1 Predators. Later, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 8th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Predstors Derek Roy scored the only goal to win it for the Predators.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 38 saves on 40 shots. Rask is now 12-9-3 this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 21-15 and blocked shots 17-14. The Predators led the game in shots 40-35 and faceoff wins 36-34. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Predators went 1-for-4.

Milan Lucic, Reilly Smith and Carl Soderberg led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 hits. Zdeno Chara, Dennis Seidenberg and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Matt Bartkowski and Joe Morrow were scratched and didn't play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-13-3 with 33 points. The next game for the Bruins is tonight (Wednesday) at the Minnesota Wild, at 8pm ET.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Senators beat Bruins 3-2 in shootout


Senators Mark Borowiecki vs Bruins Milan Lucic, on December 13, 2014.
Saturday afternoon the Bruins took on the Ottawa Senators, where they gave up game tying goals twice and wound up going to a shootout. The Senators would beat the Bruins 3-2 in the shootout.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Craig Cunningham scored his 1st NHL goal, a shorthanded goal, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Senators Mika Zibanejad scored, tying the game 1-1. In the period, Bruins Milan Lucic dropped the gloves with Senators Mark Borowiecki, after Borowiecki tried to ram Lucic's head into the glass/boards. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Senators David Legwand scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Senators Mika Zibanejad scored; Bruins Brad Marchand scored; Senators Bobby Ryan scored to win the game for the Senators.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 29 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 12-9-2 with a 2.55 GAA and a .911 save percentage this season.

Both teams had 31 shots. The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 50-18 and blocked shots 18-14. The Senators led the game in hits 34-27. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Senators went 1-for-3.

Loui Eriksson led the Bruins with 4 shots. Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 4 hits each.

Matt Bartkowski and Joe Morrow were scratched and didn't play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-13-2 with 32 points and are 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, at the Nashville Predators, at 8pm ET.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Blackhawks beat Bruins 3-2


Chicago Blackhawks @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 11, 2014.
On Thursday the Bruins hosted the Chicago Blackhawks with Zdeno Chara returning to the lineup. The Bruins were down 3-0 in the second period and they tried to come back, but they fell to the Blackhawks 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Blackhawks Klas Dahlbeck scored, making it 1-0 Blackhawks. Later, Blackhawks Ben Smith scored, making it 2-0 Blackhawks.

In the second period, Blackhawks Patrick Kane scored, making it 3-0 Blackhawks. Later, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 3-1.

In the third period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 3-2. After the goal, Bruins Chris Kelly dropped the gloves with Blackhawks Andrew Shaw and they had a good spirited bout.


Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 18 saves on 21 shots. Rask is now 12-9-1 with a 2.59 GAA and a .910 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-21, hits 29-18 and faceoff wins 39-27. The Blackhawks led the game in blocked shots 11-8. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Blackhawks went 0-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 6 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Matt Bartkowski and Joe Morrow were scratched and didn't play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-13-1 with 31 points and are 6th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Ottawa Senators at 1pm ET.

Monday, December 8, 2014

NESN's Behind the B season 2 episode 5 video

Here is episode 5, "Tricks and Treats", of NESN's Behind the B season 2, where it focuses on: Bruins players attend the "Comics Come Home" event; Brad Marchand, Daniel Paille and Adam McQuaid visit Hockey Operations in Toronto; Bruins vs Hurricanes with Torey Krug mic'd up; Bruins practice with Patrice Bergeron mic'd up; Bruins vs Blues; Bruins players work at the new Bruins Pro Shop; Bruins vs Canadiens; rookie David Pastrnak gets called up; Bruins vs Penguins with Reilly Smith mic'd up; Brad Marchand mic'd up at practice; and Bruins vs Jets.


Previous episodes

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

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Bruins pound Coyotes 5-2


Boston Bruins @ Arizona Coyotes game recap video, on December 6, 2014.
On Saturday night the Bruins visited the Arizona Coyotes, hoping to get at least one win out of this west coast road trip. The Bruins played well meanwhile the Coyotes did not and the Bruins came out with a 5-2 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Kevan Miller scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Later, Coyotes Joe Vitale scored, making it 2-1.

In the second period, Bruins Simon Gagne scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 3-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 8th goal of the season, making it 4-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 5-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Coyotes Mikkel Boedker scored a power-play goal, making it 5-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 12-8-1 with a 2.56 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-26. The Coyotes led the game in hits 36-33, faceoff wins 31-25 and blocked shots 13-10. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Coyotes went 1-for-4.

Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Matt Bartkowski and David Pastrnak did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-12-1 with 31 points and are 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Chicago Blackhawks, at 7pm ET.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Sharks beat Bruins 7-4


Boston Bruins @ San Jose Sharks game recap video, on December 4, 2014.
Last night the Bruins visited the San Jose Sharks and things started well for the Bruins but it went downhill starting in the second period. The Sharks would score three goals in the third period to finish the Bruins off 7-4.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Bruins Gregory Campbell scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Sharks Tommy Wingels scored, making it 2-1. Sharks Tyler Kennedy scored, tying the game 2-2. Sharks Tommy Wingels scored a power-play goal, making it 3-2 Sharks. Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 6th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3. Bruins Torey Krug scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 4-3 Bruins. Sharks Joe Pavelski scored a power-play goal, tying the game 4-4.

In the third period, Sharks Tyler Kennedy scored, making it 5-4 Sharks. Sharks Joe Pavelski scored, making it 6-4 Sharks. Sharks Tomas Hertl scored, making it 7-4 Sharks.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 37 saves on 44 shots. Rask is now 11-8-1 with a 2.59 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 34-29 and blocked shots 19-15. The Sharks led the game in shots 44-24 and hits 26-23. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Sharks went 2-for-4.

Reilly Smith led the Bruins with 4 shots. Gregory Campbell and Reilly Smith led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Seth Griffith and Joe Morrow did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-12-1 with 29 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, at the Arizona Coyotes, at 8pm ET.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bruins can't score vs Quick and Kings, lose 2-0


Boston Bruins @ Los Angeles Kings game recap video, on December 2, 2014.
Last night the Bruins visited the Los Angeles Kings and faced another good goalie, this time Jonathan Quick and were shutout by him 2-0.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Kings Tanner Pearson scored, making it 1-0 Kings.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Kings Tyler Toffoli scored an empty-net goal, making it 2-0 Kings.

Game notes
Niklas Svedberg played in net and made 33 saves on 34 shots. Svedberg is now 3-4-0 with a 2.28 GAA and a .922 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 36-28 and blocked shots 14-9. The Kings led the game in shots 35-31. Both teams had 28 faceoff wins. The Bruins had no power-plays while the Kings went 0-for-3.

Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 5 shots. Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 6 hits each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Craig Cunningham, Seth Griffith and Joe Morrow were scratched for this game.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-11-1 with 29 points and are 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the San Jose Sharks, at 10:30pm ET.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bruins open road trip with 3-2 loss to Ducks


Boston Bruins @ Anaheim Ducks game recap video, on December 1, 2014.
Last night the Bruins visited the Anaheim Ducks and came away with a 3-2 loss. They had good chances but couldn't finish them or were stopped by the great goaltending by Ducks Frederik Andersen.

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

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Less than a minute later, Ducks Sami Vatanen scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Ducks Devante Smith-Pelly scored, making it 2-1 Ducks.

In the third period, Ducks Matt Beleskey scored, making it 3-1 Ducks. Later, Bruins Simon Gagne scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 3-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 11-7-1 with a 2.35 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-28 and faceoff wins 30-27. The Ducks led the game in blocked shots 28-15. Both teams had 24 hits. Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Carl Soderberg and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 hits. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Craig Cunningham, Seth Griffith and Kevan Miller were scratches for this game.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-10-1 with 29 points. The next game for the Bruins is later today (Tuesday) at the Los Angeles Kings, at 10:30pm ET.