Thursday, December 3, 2015

Bruins lose in badly officiated game


Boston Bruins @ Edmonton Oilers game recap video, on December 2, 2015.
On Wednesday night I watched one of the worst officiated NHL games that I have ever seen in the Bruins @ Oilers game. Referees Graham Skilliter and Brad Meier need to be fired or fined for the awful job they did as both teams got very questionable penalties against them. You can't have refs making the calls they did last night, it was a disgrace to watch.

Both teams had ups and downs at times where they looked bad. The game would go to a shootout and the team not built for shootouts got the loss, that would be the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Oilers Mark Letestu scored a short-handed goal, making the score 1-0 Oilers. Later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game up 1-1.

In the third period, Oilers Matt Hendricks scored, making the score 2-1 Oilers. Later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 4th goal of the season, tying the game up 2-2.

In overtime, no one scored.

In the shootout, Oilers Jordan Eberle was the only one to score to win it 3-2 for the Oilers.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 34 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 8-7-2 with a 2.87 GAA and a .902 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 40-36 and blocked shots 12-9. The Oilers led the game in hits 18-14 and faceoff wins 39-28. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Oilers went 0-for-5.

Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 7 shots. Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 3 hits. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Kevan Miller, Joe Morrow and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play. Max Talbot was sent to Providence (AHL) on Monday.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 13-8-2 with 28 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday at the Calgary Flames, at 9:00pm ET. We'll get to see ex-Bruin Dougie Hamilton with his new team. Hamilton currently has 3 goals, 3 assists and is -6 in 25 games this season for the Flames.

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