Sunday, October 18, 2015

Bruins beat Coyotes, win two in a row

Boston Bruins @ Arizona Coyotes game recap video, on October 17, 2015.
Last night the Bruins visited the Arizona Coyotes and managed to come out with a 5-3 victory in a back-and-forth game where young and veteran Bruins stepped up and Tuukka Rask made some incredible saves to keep the Bruins in the game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Coyotes Shane Doan scored, making it 1-0 Coyotes. Even though there was goalie interference before the goal, the refs and Toronto said it was a good goal. We all know if it was the other way around, that would have been no goal.

In the second period, Bruins Kevan Miller dropped the gloves with Coyotes Joe Vitale, who was giving the Bruins some trouble earlier in the game. Miller landed two punches right on Vitale's face and the beating was so bad that Miller stopped throwing punches at a hurt Vitale.

Kevan Miller vs Joe Vitale

That fight seemed to energize the Bruins and later on Bruins Tyler Randell scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. In two games, Randell has two goals on 2 shots. Keep him in the lineup Claude! Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 1st goal of the season, a short-handed goal, making it 3-1 Bruins. Less than twenty seconds later, Coyotes Tobias Rieder scored a power-play goal, making it 3-2. Less then three minutes later, Coyotes Kyle Chipchura scored, tying the game 3-3. Then less than two minutes later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 4-3 Bruins. Late in the period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 3rd goal of the season, another power-play goal, making it 5-3 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 20 saves on 23 shots. Rask is now 1-3-0 with a 4.29 GAA and a .851 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 43-23, hits 32-19 and blocked shots 23-17. The Coyotes led the game in faceoff wins 31-29. The Bruins went 3-for-6 on the power-play while the Coyotes went 1-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 8 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 10 hits. Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots each.

Brett Connolly, Max Talbot and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 2-3-0 with 4 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday when they host the Philadelphia Flyers, at 8pm ET. The game is on NBCSN.

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