Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bruins beat Coyotes 4-1


Arizona Coyotes @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on February 28, 2015.
Tonight the Bruins offense came alive as they put up four goals and held the Coyotes to one goal for the win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 13th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 18th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 18th goal of the season, making it 3-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 4-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Coyotes Martin Erat scored, making it 4-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 31 saves on 32 shots. Rask is now 25-16-9 this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-32, hits 24-21 and faceoff wins 35-24. The Coyotes led the game in blocked shots 12-11. The Bruins went 1-for-5 on the power-play while the Coyotes went 0-for-1.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Jordan Caron led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Gregory Campbell and Craig Cunningham were out of the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 31-22-9 with 71 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Calgary Flames at 7pm ET.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Bruins beat Devils 3-2 in overtime


Boston Bruins @ New Jersey Devils game recap video, on February 27, 2015.
Tonight the Bruins blew a two-goal lead in the third period and in overtime Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his first career NHL goal to win the game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Daniel Paille scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Later, Devils Travis Zajac scored a power-play goal, making it 2-1. Later, Devils Jordin Tootoo scored, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 1st goal of the season, also his first career NHL goal, winning the game 3-2 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Niklas Svedberg played in net and made 29 saves on 31 shots. Svedberg is now 6-5-0 this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-31 and faceoff wins 25-20. The Devils led the game in hits 31-30 and blocked shots 13-7. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Devils went 1-for-2.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 6 shots. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 8 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Gregory Campbell and Craig Cunningham were out of the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 30-22-9 with 69 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Arizona Coyotes at 5:30pm ET.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Canucks beat Bruins 2-1


Vancouver Canucks @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on February 24, 2015.
On Tuesday the Bruins hosted the Vancouver Canucks, looking to redeem themselves after previously getting beaten badly 5-2 by the Canucks a few weeks ago. But the Bruins couldn't get enough past goalie Eddie Lack and fell 2-1 to the Canucks.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Daniel Paille scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Canucks Ryan Stanton scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Canucks Zack Kassian scored, making it 2-1 Canucks.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 24-16-9 this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 41-28 and faceoff wins 48-27. The Canucks led the game in hits 28-25 and blocked shots 17-6. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Canucks went 0-for-1.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 6 shots. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 6 hits.

Gregory Campbell and Craig Cunningham were out of the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 29-22-9 with 67 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday, at the New Jersey Devils, at 7pm ET.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Bruins blowout Blackhawks in 6-2 win


Boston Bruins @ Chicago Blackhawks game recap video, on February 22, 2015.
On Sunday the Bruins possibly played their best game of the season as they dominated the Chicago Blackhawks with a big 6-2 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 17th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 14th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Bruins. With two seconds left in the period, Blackhawks Jonathan Toews scored a power-play goal, making it 2-1.

In the second period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 12th goal of the season, making it 3-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Blackhawks Daniel Carcillo and they had a spirited bout with McQuaid getting in more punches. Later, Bruins Gregory Campbell scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 4-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 5-1 Bruins. With four seconds left in the period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 12th goal of the season, making it 6-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Blackhawks Bryan Bickell scored, making it 6-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 24-15-9 with a 2.37 GAA and a .919 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 30-28, hits 39-24, faceoff wins 36-25 and blocked shots 18-11. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Blackhawks went 1-for-4.

Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron and Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Brian Ferlin led the Bruins with 8 hits. Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Craig Cunningham, David Krejci and Daniel Paille were out of the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 29-21-9 with 67 points and are 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the Vancouver Canucks, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Blues score 5 goals on 15 shots to beat Bruins 5-1


Bruins Jordan Caron vs Blues Petteri Lindbohm, on February 20, 2015.
Yesterday Malcolm Subban made his NHL debut and it wasn't a pretty one as he allowed three goals on six shots and was pulled early in the 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues. This was not a game that Subban will want to remember. Not much good came from this game as forward David Krejci left in the second period with an injury.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 17th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, 48 seconds into the period, Blues Petteri Lindbohm scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Blues Alex Pietrangelo scored, making it 2-1 Blues. Less than a minute later, Blues T.J. Oshie scored, making it 3-1 Blues. Later, Bruins Jordan Caron got into a fight with Blues Petteri Lindbohm after Caron laid a questionable hit on Blues T.J. Oshie. Later, Blues Vladimir Tarasenko scored a power-play goal, making it 4-1 Blues.

In the third period, Blues Vladimir Tarasenko scored, making it 5-1 Blues.

Game notes
Malcolm Subban made his NHL debut in net, made 3 saves on 6 shots in 31:15 of playing time and is now 0-1-0 this season. Subban was pulled and Tukka Rask came in, but later Subban was put back in net to finish the game. Rask made 7 saves on 9 shots in 28:45 of playing time.

The Bruins led the game in shots 27-15 and hits 26-22. The Blues led the game in faceoff wins 27-23 and blocked shots 18-11. The Bruins went 0-for-5 on the power-play while the Blues went 1-for-3.

Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 4 shots. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Recent call-up forward Brian Ferlin made his NHL debut for the Bruins and had 3 hits in 10:33 of ice time.

Craig Cunningham and Daniel Paille were out of the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 28-21-9 with 65 points and are 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday, at the Chicago Blackhawks, at 3:30pm ET.

Player news
On Saturday, it was announced that defenseman Kevan Miller sustained a right shoulder dislocation during the Bruins-Flames game and will undergo season-ending surgery. Also, the Bruins recalled forward Ryan Spooner from Providence (AHL) and assigned goalie Malcolm Subban to Providence (AHL).

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bruins come back vs Oilers, then lose in shootout


Bruins Gregory Campbell vs Oilers Matt Hendricks, on February 18, 2015.
Yesterday the Bruins visited Andrew Ference and the Edmonton Oilers it started bad for the Bruins and went to worse until the second period where the Bruins tied the game up. The game wound up going to a shootout and into twelve rounds the Oilers put it away with a 4-3 win over the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Oilers Nail Yakupov scored, making it 1-0 Oilers. Later, Bruins Gregory Campbell dropped the gloves with Oilers Matt Hendricks and they had a not-so-interesting fight. Later, Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Oilers. With 20 seconds left in the period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 13th goal of the season, making it 2-1.

In the second period, Oilers Teddy Purcell scored a power-play goal, making it 3-1 Oilers. Later, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 11th goal of the season, making it 3-2. Less than two minutes later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 6th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, in the 12th round, Oilers Martin Marincin scored to win the game 4-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 27 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 23-15-9 this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 41-30 and blocked shots 19-16. The Oilers led the game in hits 26-23 and faceoff wins 38-30. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Oilers went 2-for-4.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 6 shots. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 5 hits. Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Jordan Caron and Kevan Miller were out of the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 28-20-9 with 65 points and are 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday at the St. Louis Blues, at 8pm ET.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bruins blow lead, lose in overtime to Flames


Boston Bruins @ Calgary Flames game recap video, on February 16, 2015.
This game pretty much sums up the Bruins this season, as the Bruins had a 3-0 lead to only blow it in the third period and lose in the final seconds of overtime.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 16th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Zdeno Chara his 4th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, only 50 seconds into the period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 11th goal of the season, making it 3-0 Bruins. The Flames then switched goalies. Later, Flames David Jones scored, making it 3-1.

In the third period, Flames Jiri Hudler scored, making it 3-2. Later, Flames Jiri Hudler scored a power-play goal, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, with 2 seconds left in the period, Flames TJ Brodie scored a weird goal, which went off of the top of the net, then off of Rask's back and into the net, ending the game 4-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 23-15-8 this season.

Both teams had 27 shots each. The Flames led the game in hits 16-12, faceoff wins 34-33 and blocked shots 16-14. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Flames went 1-for-2.

Milan Lucic, Loui Eriksson, David Krejci, Torey Krug and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 3 shots each.

Jordan Caron and Adam McQuaid were out of the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 28-20-8 with 64 points and are 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday at the Edmonton Oilers, at 10pm ET.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Bruins start road trip with loss to Canucks


Canucks Shawn Matthias scores a hat trick against the Bruins, on February 13, 2015.
Last night the Bruins started their road trip on a bad note with a 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks where Bruins killer Shawn Matthias scored a hat trick.

Quick game summary
In the first period, less than two minutes into the game, Canucks Shawn Matthias scored, making it 1-0 Canucks. Less than four minutes later, Canucks Shawn Matthias scored again, making it 2-0 Canucks. Less than five minutes later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 16th goal of the season, making it 2-1.

In the second period, Canucks Radim Vrbata scored, making it 3-1 Canucks.

In the third period, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 3-2. Only 24 seconds later, Canucks Shawn Matthias scored again earning his first career hat trick, making it 4-2 Canucks. Later, Canucks Jannik Hansen scored an empty-net goal, making it 5-2 Canucks.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 20 saves on 24 shots. Rask is now 23-15-7 this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 23-19 and faceoff wins 30-19. The Canucks led the game in shots 25-23 and blocked shots 18-12. Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power-play.

Chris Kelly, Carl Soderberg and Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Milan Lucic and Daniel Paille led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Reilly Smith led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Matt Bartkowski and Jordan Caron were out of the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 28-20-7 with 63 points and are 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday at the Calgary Flames, at 9pm ET.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Bruins waste chances and lose 5-3 to Stars


Dallas Stars @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on February 10, 2015.
On Tuesday, Bruins fans made the game despite the snowy weather, but it's too bad the Bruins players didn't show up as the Dallas Stars outplayed the Bruins and beat them 5-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Stars Antoine Roussel got a game misconduct for crosschecking Bruins Adam McQuaid in the neck after McQuaid hit him. Video of the incident is below. Later, Stars Vernon Fiddler scored a short-handed goal, making it 1-0 Stars. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 7th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Later, Stars Jamie Benn scored, making it 2-1 Stars. Later, Stars Jamie Benn again scored, making it 3-1 Stars.

Antoine Roussel crosschecks Adam McQuaid in the neck

In the second period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 15th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, making it 3-2. Later, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 9th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3. Later, Stars Trevor Daley scored a short-handed goal, making it 4-3 Stars.

In the third period, Stars Erik Cole scored an empty-net goal, making it 5-3 Stars.

Game notes
Niklas Svedberg started the game and played only the first period as Tuukka Rask played the rest of the game. Svedberg made 7 saves on 10 shots. Rask made 20 saves on 21 shots and got the loss, as he is now 23-14-7 this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 44-32 and faceoff wins 34-29. The Stars led the game in hits 25-14 and blocked shots 15-8. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Stars went 0-for-1.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 6 shots. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Matt Bartkowski and Jordan Caron were out of the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 28-19-7 with 63 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday at the Vancouver Canucks, at 10pm ET.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Canadiens beat Bruins 3-1, sweep season series


Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on February 8, 2015.
On Sunday, the rival Montreal Canadiens came to Boston and managed to finish the season sweep of the Bruins with a 3-1 win.

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

In the second period, Canadiens Dale Weise scored, making it 1-0 Canadiens.

In the third period, Canadiens Max Pacioretty scored, making it 2-0 Canadiens. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 2-1. Late in the period, Canadiens Andrei Markov scored an empty-net goal, making it 3-1 Canadiens.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 31 saves on 33 shots. Rask is now 23-13-7 this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 35-34, hits 31-27 and faceoff wins 39-38. The Canadiens led the game in blocked shots 21-13. The Bruins had no power-plays while Montreal went 0-for-3.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 7 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Matt Bartkowski and Jordan Caron were out of the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 28-18-7 with 63 points and are 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when they host the Dallas Stars, at 7pm ET.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Bruins hold off Islanders in 2-1 win


New York Islanders Ryan Strome vs Boston Bruins Torey Krug, on February 7, 2015.
On Saturday the Bruins took on the New York Islanders and Tuukka Rask led the Bruins to a 2-1 win and earning first star of the game with his 39 saves.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Islanders John Tavares scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Islanders. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 14th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 12th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 39 saves on 40 shots. Rask is now 23-12-7 this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 32-31, faceoff wins 41-23 and blocked shots 17-11. The Islanders led the game in shots 40-36. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Islanders went 1-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 7 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Matt Bartkowski and Jordan Caron were out of the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 28-17-7 with 63 points. The next game for the Bruins is today/Sunday when they host the Montreal Canadiens, at 7:30pm ET.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Rangers beat Bruins 3-2


Boston Bruins @ New York Rangers game recap video, on February 4, 2015.
On Wednesday the Bruins visited the New York Rangers and it was much different from their last meeting when the Bruins dominated the Rangers. In this game, the Rangers came back from a 2-1 deficit to win the game 3-2 over the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Rangers Rick Nash scored, making it 1-0 Rangers. Later, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 11th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 13th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

In the second period, Rangers Derick Brassard scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Rangers Derek Stepan scored, making it 3-2 Rangers.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 22 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 22-12-7 with 2.33 GAA and a .921 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 30-15 and blocked shots 20-18. The Rangers led the game in shots 25-20 and hits 34-26. Both teams went 0-for-2 on the power-play.

Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 7 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Matt Bartkowski and Jordan Caron were out of the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 27-17-7 with 61 points and are 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the New York Islanders, at 7pm ET.