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.

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