Sunday, December 13, 2015

Bruins beat Panthers 3-1


Florida Panthers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 12, 2015.
On Saturday the Bruins took on the Florida Panthers and again Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask led the way to a Bruins win, 3-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 6th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 7th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 2-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Zac Rinaldo made a borderline bad hit on a Panthers player and Panthers Shawn Thornton came in and took him down. Dumb play by Rinaldo, luckily for the Bruins both Rinaldo and Thornton got 4 penalty minutes each. I don't think Rinaldo saw the ice again after that hit and altercation. If you watch the incident again, it seemed the fans cheered for Thornton going after Rinaldo for the hit. Thornton will always be a Bruin while Rinaldo never will be in the hearts of Bruins fans. Later, Panthers Reilly Smith scored, making the score 2-1. With 1:23 left in the game and Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo on his way to the bench for an extra attacker, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 14th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making the score 3-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 11-7-3 with a 2.55 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 32-25. The Panthers led the game in shots 27-25 and blocked shots 13-11. Both teams had 25 hits each. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Panthers went 0-for-1.

Torey Krug and Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 7 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Joe Morrow, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-9-3 with 35 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday when they host the Edmonton Oilers, at 7:00pm ET.

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