Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Bruins take too many penalties, lose 3-2 to Predators

Nashville Predators @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 7, 2015.
On Monday night the Bruins fell to the Nashville Predators 3-2 in a game they could have won but they took too many penalties which tired them out and they had too many defensive miscues once again.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Kevan Miller scored his 2nd goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Predators Roman Josi scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand dropped the gloves with Predators Roman Josi and had a short fight after they wrestled each other in the corner. Less than three minutes later, Bruins Tyler Randell dropped the gloves with Predators Eric Nystrom and proceeded to lay a beating on Nystrom. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 2-1 Bruins. Less than a minute later, Predators Roman Josi scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

Bruins Tyler Randell vs Predators Eric Nystrom

In the third period, Predators Viktor Arvidsson scored, making the score 3-2 Predators.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 30 saves on 33 shots. Gustavsson is now 5-2-0 with a 2.57 GAA and a .908 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 30-24 and faceoff wins 36-30. The Predators led the game in shots 33-17. Both teams had 16 blocked shots. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Predators went 2-for-7.

Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 4 shots. Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 6 hits. Adam McQuaid and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Jimmy Hayes, Colin Miller and Dennis Seidenberg were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-9-3 with 31 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday when they visit the Montreal Canadiens, at 7:30pm ET.

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