Sunday, January 24, 2016

Bruins beat Blue Jackets in shootout 3-2

Columbus Blue Jackets @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 23, 2016.
Here's something you won't hear often, the Bruins actually won a game via the shootout. On Saturday the Bruins had a 2-0 lead but let the Blue Jackets come back and tie it up. The game would go to a shootout and the Bruins won it 3-2.

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

In the second period, 32 seconds into the period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 19th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 5th goal of the season, making the score 2-0 Bruins. Later, Blue Jackets Dalton Prout scored, making the score 2-1. Later, Blue Jackets Kerby Rychel scored, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Bruins Ryan Spooner and Torey Krug scored to win it for the Bruins.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 31 saves on 33 shots. Gustavsson is now 9-3-1 with a 2.29 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-33. The Blue Jackets led the game in hits 20-14, faceoff wins 35-31 and blocked shots 16-15. The Bruins went 0-for-5 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 0-for-4.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 8 shots. Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 4 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Brett Connolly, Colin Miller and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 25-17-5 with 55 points this season. The Bruins are now 11-12-2 at home this season. The Bruins are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday at the Philadelphia Flyers, at 7pm ET.

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