Saturday, December 31, 2016

Bruins finish season sweep of Sabres with 3-1 win


Buffalo Sabres @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 31, 2016.
The Bruins finished their season series against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday with a 3-1 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 7th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. Late in the period, Sabres Jack Eichel scored, making the score 3-1 Bruins.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 19-7-0-3 with a 1.92 GAA and a .929 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 28-27 and blocked shots 17-15. The Sabres led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and hits 31-22. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 hits and 5 blocked shots.

Noel Acciari, David Backes and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 20-15-4 with 44 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-3-2 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 9-9-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they visit the New Jersey Devils, at 7pm ET.

David Backes out indefinitely

David Backes
David Backes
On Saturday, Bruins GM Don Sweeney announced that Bruins forward David Backes has been diagnosed with a concussion and will be out of the Bruins lineup indefinitely. Backes suffered the concussion in the Bruins 4-2 win at the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, December 29th.

This season, Backes has played in 33 games for the Bruins, scoring 9 goals and recording 10 assists for 19 points, along with 31 penalty minutes. Backes also leads the team with 98 hits this season.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Bruins beat Sabres 4-2


Boston Bruins @ Buffalo Sabres game recap video, on December 29, 2016.
Last night, the Sabres owned the first period with a 2-0 lead but the Bruins turned it around in the second and third periods, beating the Sabres 4-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Sabres Marcus Foligno scored, giving the Sabres a 1-0 lead. Later, Sabres William Carrier gave Bruins David Backes an illegal check to the head which knocked Backes out of the game. Later, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Sabres William Carrier, but the linesmen would screw it up as one held onto McQuaid as Carrier threw punches at him without letting McQuaid defend himself. Great job linesmen, great job. Later, Sabres Kyle Okposo scored a power-play goal, giving the Sabres a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 6th goal of the season, cutting the Sabres lead to 2-1. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. Later, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 7th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 31 saves on 33 shots. Rask is now 18-7-0-3 with a 1.96 GAA and a .927 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage and shots 38-33. The Sabres led the game in hits 27-18 and blocked shots 18-12. The Bruins went 1-for-5 on the power-play while the Sabres went 1-for-6.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Frank Vatrano and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 hits each.

Noel Acciari, Jimmy Hayes and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 19-15-4 with 42 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 11-6-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Buffalo Sabres, at 1pm ET.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Bruins fall behind early, can't come back vs Blue Jackets


Boston Bruins @ Columbus Blue Jackets game recap video, on December 27, 2016.
Last night the Bruins fell behind three goals to the Blue Jackets in the first period but they managed to come back and tie it up. The Blue Jackets though would find a way to get the go-ahead goal and hang on for a 4-3 win over the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Blue Jackets Scott Hartnell scored, giving the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead. Later, Blue Jackets Seth Jones scored, giving the Blue Jackets a 2-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Blue Jackets Matt Calvert scored, giving the Blue Jackets a 3-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, Bruins David Backes scored his 9th goal of the season, getting the Bruins on the scoreboard 3-1. Less than a minute later, Bruins Austin Czarnik scored his 5th goal of the season, getting the Bruins closer at 3-2.

In the second period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 7th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, Blue Jackets Nick Foligno scored a power-play goal, giving the Blue Jackets a 4-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 18 saves on 22 shots. Rask is now 17-7-0-3 with a 1.95 GAA and a .927 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage and shots 40-22. The Blue Jackets led the game in hits 12-8 and blocked shots 20-13. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 1-for-3.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 8 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Noel Acciari, Tim Schaller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 18-15-4 with 40 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 3-5-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 10-6-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they visit the Buffalo Sabres, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Hurricanes beat Bruins in overtime 3-2


Boston Bruins @ Carolina Hurricanes game recap video, on December 23, 2016.
Last night the Bruins played their last game before the Christmas holidays and managed to get a point in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. If the Hurricanes out-hit you in a game then you don't deserve the win as the Bruins looked to take the night off.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Later, Hurricanes Jordan Staal scored a short-handed goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1.

In the third period, Hurricanes Justin Faulk scored, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, Hurricanes Teuvo Teravainen scored, winning the game 3-2 for the Hurricanes.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 20 saves on 23 shots. Khudobin is now 1-5-0-1 with a 3.06 GAA and a .885 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage and shots 33-23. The Hurricanes led the game in hits 26-11. Both teams had 18 blocked shots. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Hurricanes went 0-for-2.

David Backes led the Bruins with 7 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Noel Acciari, Tim Schaller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 18-14-4 with 40 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 3-4-3 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 10-5-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets, at 7pm ET.

Happy holidays
We want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and to have a Happy New Year. Please be safe out there and spend time with your loved ones.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Pastrnak and Vatrano return, Bruins beat Panthers


Boston Bruins @ Florida Panthers game recap video, on December 22, 2016.
Bruins David Pastrnak and Frank Vatrano returned to the Bruins lineup as the Bruins could always use some help with offense. The Bruins managed to get a 3-1 win over the Panthers but there was some hockey history happening tonight as ex-Bruin and now Panthers Jaromir Jagr recorded an assist, his 1,888th point of his NHL career, moving him past NHL legend Mark Messier for 2nd place only behind Wayne Gretzky for the all-time scoring list.

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

In the second period, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Less than four minutes later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the third period, Panthers Aleksander Barkov scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. Late in the game, Bruins David Backes scored his 8th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 29 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 17-6-0-3 with a 1.87 GAA and a .930 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage and shots 33-30. The Panthers led the game in hits 21-12 and blocked shots 15-13. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Panthers went 0-for-3.

David Backes led the Bruins with 4 shots. Anton Blidh led the Bruins with 3 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Noel Acciari, Tim Schaller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 18-14-3 with 39 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 10-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Friday), when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes, at 7:30pm ET.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Islanders beat Bruins 4-2


New York Islanders @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 20, 2016.
The Bruins played sloppy hockey tonight vs the New York Islanders and when that happens, you're almost always going to lose, as the Bruins did 4-2 to the Islanders.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Islanders Anders Lee scored, giving the Islanders a 1-0 lead. Less than three minutes later, Islanders Thomas Hickey scored, giving the Islanders a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Islanders Nikolay Kulemin scored, giving the Islanders a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Anton Blidh scored his 1st goal of the season, which was also his 1st career NHL goal, making the score 3-1. Only 4:08 later, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 8th goal of the season, cutting the score to 3-2. Later, Islanders Anders Lee scored a power-play goal, giving the Islanders a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 10 saves on 13 shots. Rask was pulled after allowing the third goal and was replaced by backup goalie Anton Khudobin who played the rest of the game. Khudobin made 15 saves on 16 shots. Rask got the loss and is now 16-6-0-3 with a 1.91 GAA and a .929 save percentage this season. Khudobin now has a 3.09 GAA and a .887 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 66% faceoff percentage and shots 50-29. The Islanders led the game in blocked shots 25-10. Both teams had 32 hits. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Islanders went 1-for-2.

Brad Marchand and Jimmy Hayes led the Bruins with 6 shots each. David Backes led the Bruins with 6 hits.

David Pastrnak, Joe Morrow and Frank Vatrano were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 17-14-3 with 37 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 8-9-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they visit Shawn Thornton and the Florida Panthers, at 7:30pm ET.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Rask and Hayes lead Bruins to win over Kings


Los Angeles Kings @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 18, 2016.
Earlier today Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask and unlikely hero Jimmy Hayes led the Bruins to a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings to stop their 2-game losing streak.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later in the period, Bruins Kevan Miller dropped the gloves with Kings Kyle Clifford and they had an ok fight.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 18 shots he faced, earning his 4th shutout of the season. Rask is now 16-5-0-3 with a 1.82 GAA and a .932 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 30-18, hits 28-23 and blocked shots 20-17. The Kings led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage. Both teams went 0-for-4 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

David Pastrnak and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Player notes
On Saturday, it was announced that defenseman Matt Grzelcyk was assigned to Providence (AHL).

Also on Saturday, the Bruins announced that forward David Pastrnak will likely miss two games (this game vs the Kings and vs Islanders on Tuesday) after having successful removal of the olecranon bursa from his right elbow on Friday.

On Friday, the Bruins announced that forward Frank Vatrano has been cleared to play and he was assigned to Providence (AHL). Vatrano tore ligaments in his left foot and had successful surgical repair on September 26th.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 17-13-3 with 37 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-3-2 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 8-8-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the New York Islanders, at 7pm ET.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Ducks beat Bruins 4-3


Anaheim Ducks @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 15, 2016.
Last night the Anaheim Ducks came into town to take on the Bruins and came away with a 4-3 win as the Bruins struggles against the Ducks continues.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Only 13 seconds later, Bruins Austin Czarnik scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Then it was the Ducks turn, only 24 seconds later, Ducks Andrew Cogliano scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. Later, Ducks Kevin Bieksa scored, tying the game 2-2.

In the second period, Ducks Josh Manson scored, giving the Ducks a 3-2 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 3-3. Later, Ducks Richard Rakell scored, giving the Ducks a 4-3 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 23 saves on 27 shots. Khudobin is now 1-5-0 with a 3.20 GAA and a .882 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-28 and hits 23-22. The Ducks led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 26-13. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Ducks went 0-for-3.

Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Torey Krug all led the Bruins with 5 shots each. David Backes led the Bruins with 6 hits. Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Jimmy Hayes, Kevan Miller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-13-3 with 35 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-3-3 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 7-8-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday, when they host the Los Angeles Kings, at 1pm ET.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Penguins beat Bruins in overtime 4-3


Boston Bruins @ Pittsburgh Penguins game recap video, on December 14, 2016.
The Bruins were behind 3-2 to the Penguins in the third period and managed to tie it up. It would go to overtime where the Penguins would win the game 4-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 9th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Only 2:01 later, Penguins Justin Schultz scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Later, Penguins Nick Bonino scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, Penguins Conor Sheary scored a power-play goal, giving the Penguins a 3-2 lead. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 19th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Penguins Bryan Rust scored, winning the game 4-3 for the Penguins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 33 saves on 37 shots. Rask is now 15-5-0-3 with a 1.90 GAA and a .930 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 62% faceoff percentage and shots 44-37. The Penguins led the game in hits 36-29 and blocked shots 19-12. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Penguins went 2-for-4.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 10 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Defenseman Matt Grzelcyk played in his first NHL game, where he had 3 shots in 14:34 of ice time. Danton Heinen, Colin Miller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-12-3 with 35 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-2-3 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 9-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Thursday), when they host the Anaheim Ducks, at 7pm ET.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Bruins beat Canadiens in overtime 2-1


Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens game recap video, on December 12, 2016.
On Monday night it was a goalie duel with Bruins Tuukka Rask vs Canadiens Carey Price but Rask would come out the winner as Bruins Ryan Spooner won it for the Bruins in overtime.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened. Bruins Torey Krug dropped the gloves with Canadiens Brendan Gallagher and they had a short fight.

In the second period, Bruins Austin Czarnik scored his 3rd goal of the season, beating Price with a beautiful shot, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the third period, Canadiens Paul Byron scored, tying the game 1-1. Byron has quickly become a Bruins killer during his short-time with Montreal.

In overtime, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 4th goal of the season, winning the game 2-1 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 30 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 15-5-0-2 with a 1.80 GAA and a .932 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage, hits 34-31 and blocked shots 25-8. The Canadiens led the game in shots 31-29. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 0-for-5. No surprise of the big difference there as the game was in Montreal.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 7 hits. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Danton Heinen and Colin Miller were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-12-2 with 34 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-3-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 9-5-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins, at 7:30pm ET.

Bruins sign Jesse Gabrielle to 3-year entry-level contract

Jesse Gabrielle
Jesse Gabrielle
On Sunday, Bruins GM Don Sweeney announced that the Bruins signed forward Jesse Gabrielle to a 3-year entry-level contract.

Gabrielle was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 2015 draft in the 4th round, he was the 105th overall pick. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta and according to nhl.com, Gabrielle is 5'11" tall and 204lbs. Gabrielle is considered to be a gritty forward that is an agitator and has some offensive skills. Gabrielle has said that he wants to play like Brad Marchand which should make Bruins fans like him more.

"When I saw Marchand for the first time, watching him throughout his career here, I instantly fell in love with the way that he played," said Gabrielle. "That's kind of the way that I want to play. I'm not a bigger guy… He's got a great skill set, that's kind of what I've got to work on. The way that he plays on edge is what I like about him."
Source: causewaycrowd.com

Gabrielle, 19, is in his second season with the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2016-17, and has compiled 19 goals (leads the team) and 11 assists for 30 points (tied for first on the team) with 32 penalty minutes and a plus-nine rating in 25 games.

In 2015-16, the 6-foot, 205-pound forward skated in 72 games with Prince George, registering 40 goals (led the team) and 35 assists for 75 points (second on the team) with 101 penalty minutes (third on the team). At the conclusion of Prince George's season, Gabrielle joined the Providence Bruins on an amateur tryout agreement (ATO) and skated in three AHL games.
Source: nhl.com

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Maple Leafs beat Bruins 4-1


Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 10, 2016.
Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen continued his dominance tonight over the Bruins, leading the Maple Leafs to a 4-1 win over the Bruins.

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

In the second period, Leafs Auston Matthews scored, giving the Leafs a 1-0 lead. Later, Leafs Zach Hyman scored, giving the Leafs a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 8th goal of the season, cutting the Leafs lead to 2-1.

In the third period, Leafs James van Riemsdyk scored, giving the Leafs a 3-1 lead. Later, Leafs Connor Brown scored, giving the Leafs a 4-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 16 saves on 19 shots. Rask is now 14-5-0-2 with a 1.85 GAA and a .930 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, shots 33-20 and hits 27-24. The Maple Leafs led the game in blocked shots 22-6. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 0-for-2.

Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Noel Acciari and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Joe Morrow led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Jimmy Hayes and Colin Miller were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-12-2 with 32 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 7-7-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they visit the Montreal Canadiens, at 7:30pm ET.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Avs beat Bruins 4-2


Colorado Avalanche @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 8, 2016.
Tonight the Bruins fell to the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 as Avs goalie Calvin Pickard led the way with 29 saves.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Avs Matt Duchene scored, giving the Avalanche a 1-0 lead. Later, Avs Nathan MacKinnon scored a short-handed goal, giving the Avalanche a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Avs John Mitchell scored, giving the Avalanche a 3-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 17th goal of the season, making the score 3-1 Avs. Less than two minutes later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 18th goal of the season, cutting the score to 3-2 Avs. Later, Avs Carl Soderberg scored, giving the Avalanche a 4-2 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 18 saves on 22 shots. Khudobin is now 1-4-0 with a 3.02 GAA and a .888 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 31-22. The Avalanche led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, hits 27-26 and blocked shots 14-8. Both teams went 0-for-2 on the power-play.

Jimmy Hayes and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Anton Blidh and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 5 hits each.

Matt Beleskey and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-11-2 with 32 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is Saturday, when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7pm ET.

Capitals beat Bruins in overtime 4-3


Boston Bruins @ Washington Capitals game recap video, on December 7, 2016.
Last night, the Bruins fell behind three goals to the Capitals but managed to tie it up in the third period and force overtime. The Capitals would score in overtime to win the game over the Bruins 4-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, only 23 seconds into the game, Capitals Justin Williams scored, giving the Capitals a 1-0 lead. Later, Capitals Justin Williams scored again, giving the Capitals a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Capitals Daniel Winnik scored, giving the Capitals a 3-0 lead. Later, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 7th goal of the season, making the score 3-1. Bruins rookie Anton Blidh recorded an assist on Moore's goal, which was his 1st NHL career point. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 16th goal of the season, getting the Bruins closer at 3-2.

In the third period, Bruins Colin Miller scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Capitals Nicklas Backstrom scored the game-winning goal, giving the Capitals a 4-3 overtime win.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 16 saves on 20 shots. Rask is now 14-4-0-2 with a 1.79 GAA and a .933 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, shots 34-20 and hits 25-24. The Capitals led the game in blocked shots 21-7. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Capitals went 0-for-2.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-10-2 with 32 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-3-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 8-5-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tonight (Thursday), when they host the Colorado Avalanche, at 7pm ET.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Bruins players play NHL 17

Looking for a Christmas gift for a Bruins fan that plays hockey video games? Well NHL 17 could be that perfect gift this holiday season. In the below EA Sports video, Bruins players Joe Morrow, Torey Krug, Kevan Miller and Noel Acciari faceoff in a NHL 17 game. Below the video are Amazon.com links to buy NHL 17.


Buy NHL 17 on Amazon.com for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One below.

Hot Pastrnak leads Bruins to overtime win over Panthers


Florida Panthers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 5, 2016.
Last night, Bruins David Pastrnak was the hero for the Bruins as he scored two goals, including the overtime game-winning goal against the Panthers.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Panthers Jaromir Jagr scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 14th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, Panthers Aleksander Barkov scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins David Backes scored his 7th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. Later, Panthers Jason Demers scored, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 15th goal of the season, winning the game 4-3 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 27 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 14-4-0-1 with a 1.68 GAA and a .939 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 61% faceoff percentage, shots 36-30 and blocked shots 14-13. The Panthers led the game in hits 31-19. Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power-play.

David Backes and Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 5 shots each. David Backes, Anton Blidh and Zdeno Chara all led the Bruins with 3 hits each.

Matt Beleskey and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-10-1 with 31 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 7-5-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the Washington Capitals, at 8pm ET.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Beleskey out for 6 weeks with knee injury

Matt Beleskey
Today the Bruins announced that forward Matt Beleskey is expected to miss approximately 6 weeks with a right knee injury. Beleskey suffered the injury during the Bruins @ Sabres game on Saturday. This season, Beleskey has played in 24 games, has scored 2 goals and has 3 assists for 5 points.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Rask leads Bruins to 2-1 win over Sabres


Bruins @ Sabres game recap video, on December 3, 2016.
Earlier today Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask once again led the Bruins to another victory, this time against the Buffalo Sabres 2-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Later, Sabres Evander Kane scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 35 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 13-4-0-1 with a 1.60 GAA and a .941 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 22-21 and blocked shots 21-16. The Sabres led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and shots 36-33. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play, while the Sabres went 0-for-3.

Brad Marchand and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 shots. Anton Blidh led the Bruins with 4 hits. Joe Morrow and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Zdeno Chara (day-to-day with a lower-body injury), Jimmy Hayes and Tommy Cross were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-10-1 with 29 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 8-5-1 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they host the Florida Panthers, at 7pm ET.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Bruins beat Hurricanes in shootout 2-1


Hurricanes @ Bruins game recap video, on December 1, 2016.
Last night the Bruins were able to tie the game up late in the third period and red hot David Pastrnak would score the game-winning goal in the shootout to get Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin his first win of the season.

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

In the second period, Hurricanes Noah Hanifin scored a power-play goal, giving the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Bruins Ryan Spooner and Hurricanes Jaccob Slavin scored in the first round; Bruins David Pastrnak scored in the third round which would be the eventual game-winning goal.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 29 saves on 30 shots. Khudobin is now 1-3-0 with a 2.75 GAA and a .902 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 58% faceoff percentage, shots 35-30 and hits 26-20. The Hurricanes led the game in blocked shots 22-13. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play, while the Hurricanes went 1-for-2.

David Pastrnak and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 6 shots each. Matt Beleskey and David Backes led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Zdeno Chara (day-to-day with a lower-body injury) and John-Michael Liles were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 13-10-1 with 27 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 6-5-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, at the Buffalo Sabres, at 1pm ET.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Flyers beat Bruins in shootout


Bruins @ Flyers game recap video, on November 29, 2016.
Flyers goalie Steve Mason led the Flyers to a 3-2 shootout win over the Bruins last night.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Flyers Michael Del Zotto scored, giving the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, Flyers Claude Giroux scored a power-play goal, giving the Flyers a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 3rd goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Flyers. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 7th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Flyers Jakub Voracek scored, Bruins Brad Marchand scored and Flyers Shayne Gostisbehere scored to win the game 3-2 for the Flyers.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 21 shots. Rask is now 12-4-0-1 with a 1.64 GAA and a .938 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, shots 47-21 and hits 36-30. The Flyers led the game in blocked shots 19-9. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play, while the Flyers went 1-for-5.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 8 shots. Adam McQuaid and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Zdeno Chara (day-to-day with a lower-body injury) and John-Michael Liles were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 12-10-1 with 25 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 7-5-1 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Carolina Hurricanes, at 7pm ET.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Liles out indefinitely with concussion

John-Michael Liles
John-Michael Liles
Today Bruins GM Don Sweeney announced that defenseman John-Michael Liles has been diagnosed with a concussion and will be out of the Bruins lineup indefinitely. Liles sustained the concussion in the first period of the Bruins vs Lightning game on November 27th.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Rask leads Bruins to win over Lightning


Lightning @ Bruins extended highlights video, on November 27, 2016.
A strong second period along with Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask making 30 saves led the Bruins to a 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning today.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened. Late in the period, Bruins Torey Krug dropped the gloves with Lightning Nikita Kucherov.

In the second period, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Backes scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 13th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead. Later, Lightning Victor Hedman scored, making the score 4-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 30 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 12-4-0 with a 1.63 GAA and a .940 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 22-19 and blocked shots 12-7. The Lightning led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage and shots 31-30. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play, while the Lightning went 0-for-2.

Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 4 shots. Matt Beleskey and David Backes led the Bruins with 4 hits. David Backes led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Zdeno Chara (day-to-day with a lower-body injury) and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 12-10-0 with 24 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 5-5-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers, at 7:30pm ET.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Flames beat Bruins 2-1


Flames @ Bruins game recap video, on November 25, 2016.
Yesterday, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was out of the lineup again and Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin was in net in this game on the day after Thanksgiving. The Flames would get the eventual game-winner in the third period and go on to a 2-1 win over the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Flames Sam Bennett scored, giving the Flames a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 12th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Jimmy Hayes dropped the gloves with Flames Garnet Hathaway. Less than a minute later, Flames Alex Chiasson scored, giving the Flames a 2-1 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 27 saves on 29 shots. Khudobin is now 0-3-0 with a 3.41 GAA and a .878 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and shots 36-29. The Flames led the game in blocked shots 17-5. Both teams had 23 hits each. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play, while the Flames went 0-for-1.

Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 6 shots. Riley Nash and Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 3 hits each. John-Michael Liles led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Zdeno Chara (day-to-day with a lower-body injury) and Colin Miller were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 11-10-0 with 22 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 4-5-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday, when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 1pm ET.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Senators beat Bruins on Thanksgiving day


Bruins @ Senators game recap video, on November 24, 2016.
Last night on Thanksgiving day (US), the Bruins visited the Ottawa Senators and the Senators would go ahead in the third period and beat the Bruins 3-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 11th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Senators Mark Stone scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, Senators Chris Wideman scored, giving the Senators a 2-1 lead. Later, Senators Kyle Turris scored, giving the Senators a 3-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 11-4-0 with a 1.67 GAA and a .938 save percentage this season.

The Senators led the game with a 60% faceoff percentage, in shots 26-20 and blocked shots 18-13. Both teams had 36 hits each. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play, while the Senators went 0-for-2.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 7 hits. Austin Czarnik led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Zdeno Chara, Anton Khudobin and Colin Miller were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 11-9-0 with 22 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 7-5-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday (later today), when they host the Calgary Flames, at 7:30pm ET.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Blues beat Bruins 4-2


Blues @ Bruins game recap video, on November 22, 2016.
Tonight, Blues goalie Jake Allen led the Blues to a 4-2 win over the Bruins. Playing in his first game against the Blues after leaving in the off-season, Bruins David Backes scored the Bruins first goal of the game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Backes scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Blues Jori Lehtera scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 5th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Later, Blues Robert Bortuzzo scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Blues Paul Stastny scored, giving the Blues a 3-2 lead.

In the third period, Blues Jori Lehtera scored, giving the Blues a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 11-3-0 with a 1.57 GAA and a .942 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 41-28 and hits 21-15. The Blues led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 13-11. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play, while the Blues went 0-for-2.

David Backes led the Bruins with 6 shots. Jimmy Hayes led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Anton Khudobin, Colin Miller and David Pastrnak were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 11-8-0 with 22 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 4-4-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, Thanksgiving day, when they visit the Ottawa Senators, at 7:30pm ET.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Strong 2nd period leads Bruins past Jets 4-1


Jets @ Bruins game recap video, on November 19, 2016.
Last night, the Bruins held the Jets to a total of 12 shots and came away with a 4-1 win, with Tuukka Rask picking up his 11th win of the season.

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

In the second period, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 3rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead. Later, Jets Adam Lowry scored, making the score 4-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 11 saves on 12 shots. Rask is now 11-2-0 with a 1.46 GAA and a .946 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 70% faceoff percentage and in shots 38-12. The Jets led the game in hits 36-18 and blocked shots 16-10. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play, while the Jets went 0-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Anton Khudobin, Colin Miller and David Pastrnak were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 11-7-0 with 22 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 4-3-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when they host the St. Louis Blues, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wild's Dubnyk shutouts Bruins 1-0


Bruins @ Wild game recap video, on November 17, 2016.
After a few days off, the Bruins were back on the ice tonight, finishing up their 3-game road trip at the Minnesota Wild. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask had another good game but the Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk would end up with a 1-0 shutout win as the Wild scored late in the third period to get the win over the Bruins.

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

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, with 45 seconds left in the period, Wild Mikael Granlund scored, giving the Wild a 1-0 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 28 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 10-2-0 with a 1.49 GAA and a .947 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 18-15. The Wild led the game with a 57% faceoff percentage, shots 29-25 and hits 13-12. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play, while the Wild went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Noel Acciari, Colin Miller and David Pastrnak were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 10-7-0 with 20 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 7-4-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Winnipeg Jets, at 7pm ET.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Bruins MVP Rask shutouts Avs 2-0


Bruins @ Avalanche game recap video, on November 13, 2016.
It's Tuukka time as Tuukka Rask earned his 3rd shutout of the season tonight against the Colorado Avalanche with a Bruins 2-0 win. The Bruins are now 2nd place in the Atlantic Division behind the Montreal Canadiens and wouldn't be there without the tremendous play of goalie Tuukka Rask this season.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 4th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 20 shots he faced, earning his 3rd shutout of the season. Rask is now 10-1-0 with a 1.54 GAA and a .945 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 46-20 and blocked shots 16-11. The Avalanche led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage and hits 19-12. Both teams went 0-for-2 on the power-play.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 3 hits. Dominic Moore and John-Michael Liles led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Noel Acciari, Colin Miller and Tim Schaller were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 10-6-0 with 20 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 7-3-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they visit the Minnesota Wild, at 8pm ET.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Rask leads Bruins to 2-1 win over Coyotes


Bruins @ Coyotes game recap video, on November 12, 2016.
Tonight was another game and another win with Tuukka Rask leading the way for the Bruins past the Arizona Coyotes with a 2-1 win to begin their 3-game road trip.

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

In the second period, Bruins rookie defenseman Brandon Carlo got into his first career NHL fight with veteran Coyotes Brad Richardson and even though it wasn't much of a fight at all, it was good to see the kid sticking up for himself. Only 22 seconds after the fight, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 10th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the third period, Coyotes Radim Vrbata scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 31 saves on 32 shots. Rask is now 9-1-0 this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 64% faceoff percentage. The Coyotes led the game in shots 32-29, hits 26-11 and blocked shots 17-9. The Bruins didn't have any power-plays in the game while the Coyotes went 1-for-3.

Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 3 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Noel Acciari, Sean Kuraly and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 9-6-0 with 18 points this season. The Bruins road record is now 6-3-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Sunday) when they visit the Colorado Avalanche, at 7pm ET.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Bruins big 1st period leads them to win over Blue Jackets


Blue Jackets @ Bruins game recap video, on November 10, 2016.
Last night the Bruins had a huge offensive first period where they put up 4 goals and didn't look back as they went on to a 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Blue Jackets Nick Foligno scored, giving the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 1st goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Later, Bruins Austin Czarnik scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. Only 24 seconds later, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead.

In the second period, Bruins David Backes scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-1 lead.

In the third period, Blue Jackets Sam Gagner scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 5-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 15 saves on 17 shots. Rask is now 8-1-0 with a 1.76 GAA and a .938 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 69% faceoff percentage and shots 32-18. The Blue Jackets led the game in hits 21-12. Both teams had 11 blocked shots. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron and Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 hits. John-Michael Liles led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Noel Acciari and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 8-6-0 with 16 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 3-3-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they visit the Arizona Coyotes, at 8pm ET.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Montreal beats Bruins 3-2 with late third period goal


Bruins @ Canadiens game recap video, on November 8, 2016.
Last night the Bruins visited the Montreal Canadiens and late in the third period gave up the winning goal to Paul Byron, who is turning into a Bruins killer, leading Montreal to a 3-2 win over the Bruins.

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

In the second period, Canadiens Shea Weber scored a power-play goal, giving Montreal a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Bruins Colin Miller scored his 1st goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Then only 20 seconds later, Canadiens Alex Galchenyuk scored, giving Montreal a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 9th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. With 1:02 left in the period, Canadiens Paul Byron scored, giving Montreal a 3-2 lead.

Game notes
Zane McIntyre played in net and made 20 saves on 23 shots. McIntyre is now 0-2-0 with a 4.03 GAA and a .859 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage and shots 43-23. The Canadiens led the game in hits 26-23 and blocked shots 28-21. Both teams went 1-for-2 on the power-play.

David Backes and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 6 shots each. David Backes led the Bruins with 5 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Noel Acciari and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 7-6-0 with 14 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 5-3-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets, at 7pm ET.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Rask and Bruins shutout Sabres 4-0


Sabres @ Bruins game recap video, on November 7, 2016.
Last night Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask and the Bruins power-play led the way to a 4-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres. With this win, Bruins coach Claude Julien earned his 400th win as the Boston Bruins head coach. Congrats Claude!

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

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Matt Beleskey dropped the gloves with Sabres Derek Grant and they had a short spirited bout. Earlier, Grant purposely crashed into Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, so this fight was most likely Beleskey trying to get some revenge. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 32 shots he faced to earn his 2nd shutout of the season. Rask is now 7-1-0 with a 1.74 GAA and a .941 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 42-32 and blocked shots 17-14. The Sabres led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage and hits 25-20. The Bruins went 3-for-8 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 4 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 7-5-0 with 14 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 2-3-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is later today (Tuesday), at the Montreal Canadiens, at 7:30pm ET.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Rangers beat Bruins 5-2


Rangers @ Bruins game recap video, on November 5, 2016.
Last night the Bruins couldn't handle the Rangers speed and offensive powers as Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask didn't get much help in net either, as the Bruins fell 5-2 to the Rangers.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Rangers Nick Holden scored, tying the game 1-1. Less then three minutes later, Rangers Derek Stepan scored a short-handed goal, giving the Rangers a 2-1 lead.

In the second period, Rangers Kevin Hayes scored a short-handed goal, giving the Rangers a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, Rangers Pavel Buchnevich scored a power-play goal, giving the Rangers a 4-1 lead. Less than two minutes later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 7th goal of the season, cutting the Rangers lead to 4-2. Later, Rangers Michael Grabner scored, giving the Rangers a 5-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 24 shots. Rask is now 6-1-0 with a 1.98 GAA and a .932 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, shots 37-24 and hits 21-16. The Rangers led the game blocked shots 18-11. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Rangers went 1-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 6 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-5-0 with 12 points this season and are in 7th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-5-0 in their last ten games and their home record is now 1-3-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they host the Buffalo Sabres in Boston, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Hayes's shootout goal wins game vs Lightning


Bruins Jimmy Hayes scores the game-winning goal in the shootout vs the Tampa Bay Lightning, on November 3, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
Tonight, the Bruins had a two-goal lead vs the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second period but couldn't hang onto it as the Lightning tied it up in the third period. The game would go to a shootout where Bruins Riley Nash and Jimmy Hayes, both who haven't done much this season so far, scored in the shootout (Hayes with the game-winner) to give the Bruins a win over the Lightning.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brandon Carlo scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Later, Lightning Victor Hedman scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1.

In the second period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. Later, Lightning Tyler Johnson scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2.

In the third period, Lightning Tyler Johnson scored, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, no one scored.

In the shootout, Lightning Brayden Point scored; Bruins Riley Nash scored; and Bruins Jimmy Hayes won the game 4-3 for the Bruins in the 10th round.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 27 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 6-0-0 with a 1.48 GAA and a .951 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 31-30 and hits 21-20. The Lightning led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 17-14. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Lightning went 2-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Patrice Bergeron, Torey Krug and Adam McQuaid all led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Sean Kuraly played in his 1st career NHL game and finished a -1 with 0 shots in 7:07 of ice time. Matt Beleskey and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-4-0 with 12 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins road record is now 5-2-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the New York Rangers in Boston, at 7pm ET.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Rask leads Bruins to another win


Bruins Brad Marchand scores a goal on a penalty shot vs Panthers Roberto Luongo, on November 1, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
Tonight Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask once again showed that he is the Bruins MVP so far this season as he led the Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers. With this win, Rask remains undefeated this season at 5-0-0.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 4th goal of the season, on a penalty shot, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins Jimmy Hayes dropped the gloves with Panthers Derek MacKenzie. Later, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 3rd goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the third period, Panthers Denis Malgin scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. Later, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves and pounded on Panthers Shane Harper after Harper took a run at Torey Krug (and earlier hit Patrice Bergeron late).

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 33 saves on 34 shots. Rask is now 5-0-0 with a 1.20 GAA and a .961 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, hits 16-14 and blocked shots 20-9. The Panthers led the game in shots 34-26. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Panthers went 0-for-7.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 shots. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Sean Kuraly (was recalled earlier today), Joe Morrow and David Pastrnak were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 5-4-0 with 10 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins road record is now 4-2-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 7:30pm ET.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Rask returns and shutouts Red Wings


Bruins Tim Schaller scores the only goal in the Bruins-Red Wings game, on October 29, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
The game started with Red Wings pest Steve Ott spearing Bruins captain Zdeno Chara between the legs. Then after that sideshow, it was the "Rask show", as Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask returned to the Bruins lineup and led them to a tight 1-0 win over the Red Wings.

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

In the second period, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 24 shots he faced to earn his 1st shutout of the season. Rask is now 4-0-0 with a 1.26 GAA and a .958 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 64% faceoff percentage and shots 36-24. The Red Wings led the game in hits 32-13 and blocked shots 15-14. Both teams went 0-for-4 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

David Backes, Joe Morrow and David Pastrnak were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 4-4-0 with 8 points this season and are in 6th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins road record is now 3-2-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they visit the Florida Panthers, at 7:30pm ET.

Friday, October 28, 2016

David Pastrnak suspended for 2 games

David Pastrnak
The NHL announced today that Bruins forward David Pastrnak has been suspended for two games for his illegal check to the head of New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi.

"Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Pastrnak will forfeit $10,277.78. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund."
Source: nhl.com

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Bruins fall apart after strong start, lose 5-2 to Rangers


Bruins rookie Austin Czarnik scores his 1st career NHL goal on Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, on October 26, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
Last night, the Bruins had a good first period against the New York Rangers but then it was all Rangers for the next two periods. The game would end with a Rangers 5-2 win over the Bruins and there should be major concern about the Bruins defense and goaltending.

Quick game summary
In the first period, only 10 seconds into the game, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Austin Czarnik scored his 1st career NHL goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Rangers Rick Nash scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. Later, Rangers Kevin Hayes scored, tying the game 2-2. Late in the period, Rangers Brandon Pirri scored a power-play goal, giving the Rangers a 3-2 lead.

In the third period, Rangers Brandon Pirri scored, giving the Rangers a 4-2 lead. Less than a minute later, Rangers Jimmy Vesey scored, giving the Rangers a 5-2 lead.

Game notes
Zane McIntyre played in net and made 26 saves on 31 shots. McIntyre is now 0-1-0 with a 4.72 GAA and a .854 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 58% faceoff percentage, hits 22-14 and blocked shots 18-8. The Rangers led the game in shots 31-29. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Rangers went 2-for-6.

Jimmy Hayes, Tim Schaller and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 8 blocked shots.

David Backes, Danton Heinen and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Update on Backes
On Wednesday, Bruins GM Don Sweeney announced that on Monday Bruins forward David Backes underwent removal of the olecranon bursa from his elbow and an update on his condition will happen after the weekend.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 3-4-0 with 6 points this season and are in 6th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins road record is now 2-2-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the Detroit Red Wings, at 7pm ET.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wild go wild on Bruins


Bruins rookie Tim Schaller drops the gloves with Wild Zac Dalpe, on October 25, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
With Bruins goalies Tuukka Rask (undisclosed injury) and Anton Khudobin (upper body injury) out of the lineup tonight, Providence Bruins goalies Malcolm Subban and Zane McIntyre were called up and dressed for this game. Unfortunately both goalies were brought into the game but they didn't play that great and the Bruins defense faltered once again. David Backes was also out of the lineup with an undisclosed injury. This is going to be a rough season.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened. Bruins rookie Tim Schaller dropped the gloves with Wild Zac Dalpe and they had a short fight with no clear winner. It was Schaller's first NHL fight.

In the second period, Wild Charlie Coyle scored, making the score 1-0 Wild. Only 12 seconds later, Wild Chris Stewart scored, making the score 2-0 Wild. Later, Wild Ryan Suter scored a power-play goal, making the score 3-0 Wild. Later, Wild Jason Zucker scored, making the score 4-0 Wild.

In the third period, Wild Jason Pominville scored, making the score 5-0 Wild.

Game notes
Malcolm Subban started the game, played only 30:36 because he was pulled after allowing the third goal in the second period. Subban made 13 saves on 16 shots and got the loss. Zane McIntyre would finish the rest of the game, making 15 saves on 17 shots.

The Bruins led the game in hits 26-16. The Wild led the game in shots 33-27, 53% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 16-8. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Wild went 1-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots and 2 blocked shots. Jimmy Hayes led the Bruins with 4 hits.

David Backes, Joe Morrow and Tuukka Rask were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 3-3-0 with 6 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Wednesday), when they visit the New York Rangers, at 8pm ET.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Bruins fall behind, lose to Canadiens 4-2


Bruins David Backes makes a beautiful pass to teammate Ryan Spooner for a power-play goal, on October 22, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
It's a new season with the Bruins-Canadiens rivalry continuing tonight but we didn't see as much action as some past games. The Bruins fell behind in the second period and tried to come back but fell 4-2 in the end to the Canadiens. With this win, the Canadiens extend their regular season winning streak in Boston to nine games now.

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

In the second period, Canadiens Brendan Gallagher scored, making the score 1-0 Canadiens. Later, Canadiens Phillip Danault scored, making the score 2-0 Canadiens.

In the third period, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 2nd goal of the season, making the score 2-1. Later, Canadiens Paul Byron scored a short-handed goal, making the score 3-1 Canadiens. Less than a minute later, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 3-2. Later, Canadiens Torrey Mitchell scored, making the score 4-2 Canadiens.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 25 saves on 29 shots. Khudobin is now 0-2-0 with a 4.10 GAA and a .849 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 31-22. The Canadiens led the game in shots 29-21, 57% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 17-6. The Bruins went 1-for-6 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 0-for-5.

Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 4 shots. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Danton Heinen, Rob O'Gara and Tuukka Rask were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 3-2-0 with 6 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the Minnesota Wild, at 7pm ET.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Bergeron returns & scores game-winning goal vs Devils


Bobby Orr and Milt Schmidt drop the ceremonial puck, on October 20, 2016.


Patrice Bergeron scores eventual game winning goal in first game back, on October 20, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
Last night, the Bruins played their first home game this season and with the return of Patrice Bergeron to the lineup, the Bruins pulled out a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils, with Bergeron scoring the eventual game-winning goal.

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

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Devils Kyle Palmieri scored a power-play goal, making the score 1-0 Devils. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Later, with 1:15 left in the game, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 28 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 3-0-0 with a 1.68 GAA and a .947 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 36-29, hits 29-20 and blocked shots 18-15. The Devils led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Devils went 1-for-3.

David Backes and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 6 shots each. David Backes led the Bruins with 7 hits. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 6 blocked shots.

Rob O'Gara and Ryan Spooner were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 3-1-0 with 6 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Montreal Canadiens, at 7pm ET.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Carlo scores his 1st goal as Bruins beat Jets 4-1


Bruins rookie defenseman Brandon Carlo scores his 1st NHL career goal, on October 17, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
Despite having a goal disallowed, the Bruins were able to get a lead, hold on and score an insurance goal to eventually come away with a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets tonight.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Jets Blake Wheeler scored, making the score 1-0 Jets. Only 19 seconds later, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 1st goal of the season (and first as a Bruin), tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 4th goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Brandon Carlo scored his 1st goal of the season (it was also his first career NHL goal), making the score 3-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 1st goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making the score 4-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 34 saves on 35 shots. Rask is now 2-0-0 with a 2.02 GAA and a .939 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 15-10. The Jets led the game in shots 35-25 and hits 24-15. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Jets went 0-for-5.

Ryan Spooner, John-Michael Liles and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 shots each. David Backes led the Bruins with 5 hits. Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Patrice Bergeron, Austin Czarnik and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 2-1-0 with 4 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the New Jersey Devils, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Maple Leafs beat Bruins 4-1


Bruins captain Zdeno Chara vs Maple Leafs Matt Martin, on October 15, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
On Saturday, the Bruins visited the Toronto Maple Leafs in their second game of the season, but they couldn't extend their early-season winning streak. The Bruins fell behind in the first period and couldn't come back as they did against the Blue Jackets on Thursday, and they ended up losing 4-1 to the Leafs.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Leafs Connor Brown scored, making the score 1-0 Leafs. Off the next faceoff after the goal, Bruins David Backes dropped the gloves with Leafs Nazem Kadri and they had a spirited battle. Later, Leafs Mitchell Marner scored, making the score 2-0 Leafs. Less than two minutes later, Leafs James van Riemsdyk scored, making the score 3-0 Leafs. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 3rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 3-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Leafs Milan Michalek scored, making the score 4-1 Leafs. Later, after Leafs Matt Martin laid a good hit on Bruins Torey Krug, Bruins Zdeno Chara went after and challenged Martin to a bout. Chara and Martin dropped the gloves and had an ok fight but not much happened (watch video of the fight above).

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 20 saves on 24 shots. Khudobin is now 0-1-0 with a 4.00 GAA and a .833 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 25-24. The Maple Leafs led the game with a 62% faceoff percentage, hits 28-24 and blocked shots 18-13. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 0-for-4.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 6 shots. Danton Heinen, Noel Acciari and Colin Miller all led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Patrice Bergeron, Joe Morrow and Tim Schaller were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 1-1-0 with 2 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, at the Winnipeg Jets, at 8pm ET.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Bruins comeback to beat Blue Jackets 6-3


Bruins Brad Marchand's 5 points vs the Columbus Blue Jackets, on October 13, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
The 2016 NHL season has begun and tonight the Bruins played game 1 at the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Bruins would fall behind but come back in the second period to tie it up and Bruins Brad Marchand would lead the way in the third period to a 6-3 Bruins win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Blue Jackets Alexander Wennberg scored, making it 1-0 Blue Jackets. Later, Blue Jackets Cam Atkinson scored a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Blue Jackets.

In the second period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 1st goal of the season, making the score 2-1. Later, Blue Jackets Seth Jones scored, making the score 3-1 Blue Jackets. Later, Bruins David Backes scored his 1st goal of the season and 1st goal as a member of the Bruins, making the score 3-2. Later, Bruins David Backes scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 1st goal of the season, making the score 4-3 Bruins. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 2nd goal of the season, making the score 5-3 Bruins. Late in the game, Bruins David Pastrnak scored an empty net goal, his 2nd goal of the season, making the score 6-3 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 28 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 1-0-0 with a 3.05 GAA and a .903 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 37-31, 54% faceoff winning percentage and blocked shots 23-15. The Blue Jackets led the game in hits 29-14. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 1-for-3.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 8 shots. John-Michael Liles led the Bruins with 6 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 1-0-0 with 2 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, at the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7pm ET.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Bruins make a few roster transactions

The Bruins announced today that they made some roster transactions. First, these players were placed on waivers for the purpose of assignment to the Providence (AHL): forwards Seth Griffith, Tyler Randell and Tim Schaller. Also, forwards Jake DeBrusk and Sean Kuraly, and goalie Malcolm Subban have been assigned to Providence (AHL).

Update on 10/11/16
Forward Seth Griffith was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Bruins sign Brad Marchand to 8-year contract

Brad Marchand
Yesterday the Bruins announced that they signed forward Brad Marchand to an 8-year, $49 million contract extension through the 2024-25 NHL season, which is worth an average annual value of $6.125 million.

Marchand had this to say: "This is an extremely exciting day for me and my family. I would like to thank the Jacobs family, Cam Neely, Don Sweeney, Claude Julien, the coaching staff, my teammates and our fans for their continued support and belief in me. I have been a Bruin since the start of my pro career and there is no place I would rather play. I look forward to doing everything I can to help our team achieve success and bring the Stanley Cup back to Boston."
Source: nhl.com

Last season, Marchand played in 77 games, scored 37 goals (career-high), had 24 assists, totaling 61 points (career-high). In his career, Marchand has played in 454 games, accumulated 153 goals and 136 assists for 289 points, and has a +138 rating.