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).

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