Sunday, February 21, 2016

Bruins come back strong, beat Stars 7-3

02/20/2016 Bruins @ Stars Three Stars of the Game
02/20/2016 Bruins @ Stars Three Stars of the Game. Watch the game recap video here.
On Saturday, after being down 3-1 after the first period, the Bruins stepped up their game and came back with six straight goals in the second and third periods to come away with a 7-3 win over the Stars.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Stars Ales Hemsky scored, making the score 1-0 Stars. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 29th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Less than three minutes later, Stars Antoine Roussel scored, making the score 2-1 Stars. Less than a minute later, Stars Patrick Sharp scored, making the score 3-1 Stars.

In the second period, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves against Stars agitator Antoine Roussel, getting some retribution for Roussel's crosscheck on him last season, in a quick fight. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 30th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 3-2. Only 35 seconds later, Bruins Kevan Miller scored his 4th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 21st goal of the season, making the score 4-3 Bruins.

Adam McQuaid vs Antoine Roussel

In the third period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 14th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 5-3 Bruins. Later, Bruins Brett Connolly scored his 8th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making the score 6-3 Bruins. With 23 seconds left in the game, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 9th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 7-3 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 22-17-5 with a 2.60 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 42-29. The Stars led the game in hits 20-11, faceoff wins 49-39 and blocked shots 16-7. The Bruins went 3-for-6 on the power-play while the Stars went 0-for-1.

Loui Eriksson led the Bruins with 7 shots. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Tyler Randell, Ryan Spooner and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 32-21-6 with 70 points this season. The Bruins are now 20-7-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets, at 7pm ET.

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