Saturday, December 19, 2015

Vatrano's hat trick leads Bruins 6-2 win over Penguins


Boston Bruins @ Pittsburgh Penguins game recap video, on December 18, 2015.
Last night the Bruins visited the Pittsburgh Penguins and Bruins rookie Frank Vatrano lead the way with his first career hat trick to get the Bruins a 6-2 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Penguins Conor Sheary scored, making the score 1-0 Penguins. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 10th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, making the score 2-1 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Penguins Trevor Daley scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 12th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 3-2 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 11th goal of the season, making the score 4-2 Bruins. Later, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 4th goal of the season, making the score 5-2 Bruins. Later, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 5th goal of the season, earning his 1st career NHL hat trick, making the score 6-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 30 saves on 32 shots. Rask is now 13-7-3 with a 2.42 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-32, hits 31-30 and faceoff wins 38-35. The Penguins led the game in blocked shots 18-14. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Penguins went 0-for-5.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 7 shots. Jimmy Hayes, Max Talbot and Matt Beleskey all led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

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

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 18-9-4 with 40 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday when they host the New Jersey Devils, at 5:00pm ET.

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