Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Bruins beat slumping Canadiens 4-1


Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens game recap video, on January 19, 2016.
On Tuesday night, the Bruins and Canadiens played their last regular season meeting against each other this season. Tuukka Rask led the way as the Bruins came away with a 4-1 road win over the struggling Canadiens, who are now 3-6-1 in their last 10 games and they're also now out of a playoff spot.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Max Talbot scored his 2nd goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Also in the period, there were two times that Canadiens Brendan Gallagher could have been called for a slewfoot but he wasn't, as usual when they play at home.

In the second period, Canadiens Mark Barberio scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Canadiens David Desharnais dived off a faceoff which got Bruins Patrice Bergeron a two-minute penalty. Later after killing off that penalty, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 18th goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins. There's some karma for you right there.

In the third period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 4th goal of the season, making the score 3-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 17th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making the score 4-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 38 saves on 39 shots. Rask is now 16-13-4 with a 2.45 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 46-23 and blocked shots 25-17. The Canadiens led the game in shots 39-24 and faceoff wins 32-30. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 0-for-5.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 8 hits. Dennis Seidenber led the Bruins with 6 blocked shots.

Landon Ferraro (day-to-day), Colin Miller and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 24-16-5 with 53 points this season. The Bruins are now 14-5-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Vancouver Canucks, at 7pm ET.

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