Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bruins blow lead, lose to Avs

Colorado Avalanche @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 12, 2015.
Tonight the Bruins played well for the first half of the first period but then it all went downhill afterwards. The Bruins would give up 2-0 lead in the first period and never get back as the Avalanche controlled most of the play for the rest of the game. Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg returned to the Bruins lineup and was throwing hits everywhere he could.

Quick game summary
In the first period, less than two minutes into the game, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Tyler Randell dropped the gloves with Avalanche Cody McLeod and they had an ok fight. Later, Avalanche Carl Soderberg scored, making it 2-1. Late in the period, Avalanche Francois Beauchemin scored, tying the game 2-2.

In the second period, no scoring happened. In the period, Bruins Brad Marchand was laid out by Avalanche Gabriel Landeskog with a blindside hit, that earned him a match penalty. The blindside hit looked awfully similar to the Matt Cooke cheapshot on Marc Savard. I wouldn't be surprised if Landeskog gets suspended for the hit.

In the third period, Avalanche Matt Duchene scored, making it 3-2 Avalanche.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 27 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 4-6-1 with a 3.21 GAA and a .892 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 27-21, faceoff wins 31-28 and blocked shots 19-14. The Avalanche led the game in shots 30-27. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Avalanche went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron and Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 6 hits. Torey Krug and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Joe Morrow, David Pastrnak and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 7-7-1 with 15 points this season and their home record dropped to 1-5-1. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Detroit Red Wings, at 7pm ET.

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