Friday, January 22, 2016

Canucks beat Bruins 4-2 in boring game


Vancouver Canucks @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 21, 2016.
On Thursday night the Bruins slept through the first two periods and finally awoke in the third period against the Vancouver Canucks, who also looked to be sleeping through the first two periods as well. The Canucks would go on to a 4-2 win over the Bruins, capitalizing on Bruins mistakes. If you were hoping for some Bruins revenge against Canucks groin hunter Brandon Prust, the Bruins didn't get their chance as he was a healthy scratch, how convenient.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Canucks Sven Baertschi scored, making the score 1-0 Canucks.

In the second period, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 11th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Before the goal, Canucks Chris Tanev launched himself headfirst into the boards trying to draw a penalty, and soon after a Jimmy Hayes shot went off of Tanev and into the net.

In the third period, Canucks Alexandre Burrows scored, making the score 2-1 Canucks. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 18th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Less than three minutes later, Canucks Daniel Sedin scored, making the score 3-2 Canucks. With 23 seconds left in the period, Canucks Daniel Sedin scored an empty-net goal, making the score 4-2 Canucks.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 16-14-4 with a 2.47 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 30-27 and hits 25-23. The Canucks led the game in faceoff wins 33-28 and blocked shots 14-9. There were no penalties in the game.

Loui Eriksson led the Bruins with 5 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Joonas Kemppainen, Colin Miller and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Krejci returns
David Krejci returned to the Bruins lineup and played against the Canucks. He finished the game -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit. Frank Vatrano was sent to Providence (AHL).

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 24-17-5 with 53 points this season. The Bruins are now 10-12-2 at home this season. The Bruins are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets, at 7pm ET.

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