Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bruins overcome bad refs to beat Leafs 3-2


Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 16, 2016.
Tonight there were quite a few bad calls by the refs that gave the Leafs a lot of power-play chances to get the win over the Bruins but despite the bad penalty calls, non-calls and a goal disallowed for offsides, the Bruins came away with a 3-2 win with Brad Marchand scoring the game-winner with only 47 seconds left in the game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, 45 seconds into the game, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 16th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Leafs Leo Komarov scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, after Bruins Zac Rinaldo had a few big hits, Rinaldo dropped the gloves with Leafs Rich Clune and they had a quick bout.

In the second period, 39 seconds into the period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 17th goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins killer, Leafs Shawn Matthias scored, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, with 47 seconds left in the period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 16th goal of the season, making the score 3-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 27 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 15-13-4 with a 2.49 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 45-29, hits 36-30 and blocked shots 14-10. The Leafs led the game in faceoff wins 40-30. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Leafs went 0-for-5.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 6 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 5 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Colin Miller, David Pastrnak and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 23-16-5 with 51 points this season. The Bruins are now 10-11-2 at home this season. The Bruins are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday at the Montreal Canadiens, at 7:30pm ET.

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