Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Joe Thornton leads Sharks win over Bruins


San Jose Sharks @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 17, 2015.
Just when you think the Bruins are turning things around, a game like last night happens and you realize that the Bruins are not there yet and have a long way to go. Former Bruins captain and no longer Sharks captain Joe Thornton put on a show last night, racking up 1 goal and 2 assists leading the Sharks over the Bruins 5-4.

Quick game summary
In the first period, only 42 seconds into the game, Sharks Joe Pavelski scored, making it 1-0 Sharks. Later, Bruins Tyler Randell scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Less than three minutes later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later, Sharks Joonas Donskoi scored, tying the game 2-2.

In the second period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins. Later, Sharks Melker Karlsson scored, tying the game 3-3. Three minutes later, Sharks Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal, making it 4-3 Sharks. Less than a minute later, Sharks Joe Thornton scored a power-play goal, making it 5-3 Sharks.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 7th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 5-4.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 5-7-1 with a 3.18 GAA and a .890 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 29-28, hits 33-21, faceoff wins 33-28 and blocked shots 13-12. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Sharks went 2-for-5.

Jimmy Hayes led the Bruins with 4 shots. Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 4 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Colin Miller, Joe Morrow and David Pastrnak were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 8-8-1 with 17 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Minnesota Wild, at 7pm ET.

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