Friday, February 12, 2016

Bruins show some life, beat Jets 6-2

Bruins Patrice Bergeron vs Jets Blake Wheeler, on February 11, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
After the Bruins embarrassment on Tuesday vs the Kings, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said to the media, "But for sure we need to address the things that happened tonight and are happening with this hockey club."

On Thursday night, the Bruins leaders did step up vs the Jets with goalie Tuukka Rask playing great and Patrice Bergeron doing everything he could to get the Bruins a win with 2 goals and a fight. I'm hoping the team leaders lead the way the rest of the season for the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, less than two minutes into the game, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 20th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. After Bruins Zac Rinaldo laid a hard hit on a Jets player, Rinaldo dropped the gloves with Jets Chris Thorburn. Less than two minutes later after the Bruins goal, Jets Bryan Little scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Matt Beleskey dropped the gloves with Jets Tyler Myers after they battled around the Jets net. Only 15 seconds after the fight, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 17th goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins. Less than a minute later, Jets Nikolaj Ehlers scored, tying the game 2-2. With less than two minutes in the period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 26th goal of the season, making the score 3-2 Bruins.

In the second period, no scoring happened but there was a fight with two unlikely combatants. Bruins Patrice Bergeron dropped the gloves with Jets Blake Wheeler after an earlier meetup, in a quick fight with obvious non-fighters.

In the third period, 35 seconds into the period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 6th goal of the season, making the score 4-2 Bruins. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 21st goal of the season, making the score 5-2 Bruins. Later, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 12th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making the score 6-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 34 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 20-16-5 with a 2.55 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 39-36 and hits 21-17. The Jets led the game in faceoff wins 37-34 and blocked shots 19-14. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Jets went 1-for-5.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 9 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 hits. Loui Eriksson led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Landon Ferraro and Colin Miller were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 29-19-6 with 64 points this season. The Bruins are now 17-5-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at the Minnesota Wild, at 2pm ET.

Malcolm Subban update
On Thursday, the Bruins released an update on Providence Bruins (AHL) goalie Malcolm Subban, who sustained a fractured larynx, stating that Subban underwent successful surgery on February 8th to repair his larynx fracture. Subban has been released from the hospital and is expected to be out a minimum of eight weeks.

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