Sunday, October 11, 2015

Bruins remain winless with 4-2 loss to Montreal


Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on October 10, 2015.
On Saturday night the Bruins took on the hated Montreal Canadiens and not much improved from their opening night loss to the Winnipeg Jets. The defense didn't look all that good and when the Bruins made mistakes, the Canadiens capitalized on them.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Canadiens David Desharnais scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Canadiens.

In the second period, Canadiens Lars Eller scored, making it 2-0 Canadiens. Later, Canadiens Lars Eller scored, making it 3-0 Canadiens. Later, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 1st goal of the season (also his 1st goal as a member of the Bruins), making it 3-1.

In the third period, Canadiens Tomas Plekanec scored an empty-net goal, making it 4-1 Canadiens. With only 31 seconds left in the game, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 4-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 34 saves on 37 shots. Rask is now 0-2-0 with a 4.03 GAA and a .882 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 33-16. The Canadiens led the game in shots 38-21, faceoff wins 37-30 and blocked shots 12-11. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 1-for-6.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Joonas Kemppainen, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Bruins players who made their Bruins debut: Colin Miller

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 0-2-0 with 0 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 1pm ET.

After the game
On Sunday, it was reported that Brad Marchand will be out of the lineup with a concussion. Also defenseman Matt Irwin, who has struggled so far this season going -5 in 2 games, has been placed on waivers. *Update: Irwin cleared waivers and was assigned to Providence (AHL).

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