Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bruins blow lead, lose in overtime to Leafs

Three stars of the Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game on February 2, 2016
Three stars of the Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game on February 2, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
On Tuesday the Bruins returned to the ice after the All-Star break/John Scott-palooza, and fell back to their ways, blowing a two goal lead and losing in overtime to the Leafs 4-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 21st goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Leafs Daniel Winnik scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, 55 seconds into the period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 22nd goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins. Only 26 seconds later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 12th goal of the season, making the score 3-1 Bruins. Later, Leafs Leo Komarov scored, making the score 3-2. Later, Leafs Nazem Kadri scored, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Leafs Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau scored a power-play goal, winning the game for the Leafs 4-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 31 saves on 35 shots. Rask is now 17-15-5 with a 2.53 GAA and a .916 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 42-35, faceoff wins 40-27 and blocked shots 18-15. The Maple Leafs led the game in hits 29-20. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 1-for-3.

Brad Marchand and Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits. Dennis Seidenberg and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Joonas Kemppainen, Joe Morrow and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Gustavsson placed on IR, Subban recalled
On Monday, the Bruins placed goaltender Jonas Gustavsson on injured reserve (as the Bruins wait to hear his final test results) and recalled goaltender Malcolm Subban from Providence (AHL).

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 26-18-6 with 58 points this season. The Bruins are now 11-13-3 at home this season. The Bruins are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the Buffalo Sabres, at 7pm ET.

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