Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Devils beat Bruins 2-1


Bruins Brad Marchand scores a beauty of a goal vs the Devils, on March 29, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
As seen this season and in past seasons, at times the Bruins have a habit of making average goalies look like All-Stars and that's exactly what they did last night vs the Devils as they took another loss, this time 2-1 to the Devils. The Bruins playoff hopes are diminishing with every loss.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Devils Travis Zajac scored a power-play goal, making the score 1-0 Devils.

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 35th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, Devils Reid Boucher scored a power-play goal, making the score 2-1 Devils.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 13 saves on 15 shots. Rask is now 29-22-7 with a 2.51 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 40-15 and faceoff wins 31-30. The Devils led the game in hits 23-14 and blocked shots 11-10. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Devils went 2-for-5.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 6 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 hits. Chara, Seidenberg and McQuaid led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

John-Michael Liles, Tyler Randell, Ryan Spooner and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 40-29-8 with 88 points this season. The Bruins are now 24-12-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 3-6-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday, at the St. Louis Blues, at 8pm ET.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Bruins beat Leafs 3-1


Leafs Nazem Kadri takes a hit from Bruins David Krejci, later on Kadri throws a tantrum and goes after Loui Eriksson for no reason, on March 26, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
The Bruins finally won a game, but it's not saying much because they beat the Leafs on Saturday night 3-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Leafs Ben Smith scored, making the score 1-0 Leafs.

In the second period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 29th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 9th goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 14th goal of the season, a power-play/empty-net goal, making the score 3-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 29-21-7 with a 2.51 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-26, hits 43-26 and blocked shots 20-13. The Maple Leafs led the game in faceoff wins 36-29. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 0-for-2.

Lee Stempniak and David Krejci led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Zdeno Chara and Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 5 hits each. David Krejci led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Brett Connolly, John-Michael Liles, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 40-28-8 with 88 points this season. The Bruins are now 24-11-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, at the New Jersey Devils, at 7pm ET.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Panthers beat Bruins, NHL screws Bruins again


Toronto says no goal on obvious goal, on March 24, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.



Video from the NHL stating that the video review was inconclusive in determining whether the puck completely crossed the Florida goal line. Therefore the referee's call on the ice stands - no goal Boston.
You would have thought that bringing in coach's challenges, more camera angles and replays would help the NHL but there have been lots of baffling calls this season, along with tons of bad reffing (not just in Bruins games, this goes league-wide). So many bad calls that it has made fans shake their head and now it's also making players shake their heads in amazement. Just watch the videos on the left side.

I can't wait for the NHL to screw a team in the playoffs with one of these calls (and it'll probably be Boston if they even make the playoffs this year). With this loss, the Bruins have lost 5 straight games and the Flyers and Red Wings are looking to move past them in the standings.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 13th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Panthers Reilly Smith scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Panthers Vincent Trocheck scored a short-handed goal, making the score 2-1 Panthers.

In the third period, Panthers Jussi Jokinen scored, making the score 3-1 Panthers. Later, Panthers Jonathan Huberdeau scored an empty-net goal, making the score 4-1 Panthers.



Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 32 saves on 35 shots. Rask is now 28-21-7 with a 2.54 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Panthers led the game in shots 36-35, faceoff wins 41-37 and blocked shots 15-11. Both teams had 19 hits. Both teams went 0-for-4 on the power-play.

Eye-opening stat: Bruins led the game in giveaways 15-1. David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 3 giveaways.

Loui Eriksson led the Bruins with 7 shots. Beleskey, Seidenberg, Acciari, Vatrano and Miller all had 3 hits each to lead the Bruins.

Landon Ferraro, Joe Morrow, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 39-28-8 with 86 points this season. The Bruins are now 16-17-5 at home this season. The Bruins are 3-5-2 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, at the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Rangers and refs pound Bruins 5-2


Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist robs the Bruins, on March 23, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
The Bruins could not beat the NY Rangers and the refs last night and ended up losing 5-3. The Bruins are losing serious ground in the playoff race and are in jeopardy of not making the playoffs now.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Matt Beleskey dropped the gloves with Rangers Tanner Glass and had a quick bout. Later, Rangers Mats Zuccarello scored a power-play goal, making the score 1-0 Rangers. Later, Rangers Derek Stepan scored a power-play goal, making the score 2-0 Rangers.

In the second period, Rangers Derick Brassard scored, making the score 3-0 Rangers. Later, Bruins Lee Stempniak scored his 18th goal of the season, making the score 3-1.

In the third period, Rangers J.T. Miller scored, making the score 4-1 Rangers. Later, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 7th goal of the season, making the score 4-2. Later, Rangers Rick Nash scored, an empty-net goal, making the score 5-2 Rangers.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started the game but only played the first period. Rask made 6 saves on 8 shots. Rask didn't get the decision in this game and now has a 2.53 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season. Jonas Gustavsson played the second and third periods and made 13 saves on 15 shots. Gustavsson is now 11-7-1 with a 2.63 GAA and a .911 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 41-24, hits 30-27 and faceoff wins 42-25. The Rangers led the game in blocked shots 18-9. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Rangers went 2-for-6.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Lee Stempniak, Patrice Bergeron and Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 4 hits each. John-Michael Liles led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Brett Connolly, Joe Morrow, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 39-27-8 with 86 points this season. The Bruins are now 23-11-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 4-4-2 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Florida Panthers, at 7pm ET.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Bruins finish west road trip with another loss


Bruins Adam McQuaid vs Kings Dwight King, on March 19, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
On Saturday the Bruins ended their west coast road trip with another loss, this time to the LA Kings, 2-1. The Bruins visit the NY Rangers on Wednesday to try and get back on track as the end of the season is approaching.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Adam McQuaid got into a fight with Kings Dwight King and they had a spirited bout. Later, Kings Tanner Pearson scored, making the score 1-0 Kings.

In the second period, Kings Alec Martinez scored, making the score 2-0 Kings. Later, Bruins Tyler Randell scored his 6th goal of the season, making the score 2-1.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 18 saves on 20 shots. Rask is now 28-20-7 with a 2.51 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 28-20, hits 45-29 and faceoff wins 31-19. The Kings led the game in blocked shots 17-8. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Kings went 0-for-2.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zdeno Chara, David Krejci, Noel Acciariz and Kevan Miller all led the Bruins with 6 hits each.

Brett Connolly, Joe Morrow and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 39-26-8 with 86 points this season. The Bruins are now 23-10-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, at the New York Rangers, at 8pm ET on NBCSN.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Ducks shutout Bruins 4-0

3/18/2016 - Bruins @ Ducks Three Stars
3/18/2016 - Bruins @ Ducks Three Stars, on March 18, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
Last night the Ducks put a beating on the Bruins and below is a quick game summary of what happened.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Ducks Jamie McGinn scored, making the score 1-0 Ducks. Less than two minutes later, Ducks Ryan Kesler scored, making the score 2-0 Ducks.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Ducks Hampus Lindholm scored, making the score 3-0 Ducks. Later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara dropped the gloves with Ducks Clayton Stoner in a short uneventful fight. Later, Ducks Rickard Rakell scored, making the score 4-0 Ducks.


Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 22 saves on 26 shots. Gustavsson is now 11-6-1 with a 2.61 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 33-29. The Ducks led the game in faceoff wins 25-22 and blocked shots 16-12. Both teams went 0-for-2 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Brett Connolly and Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes, Joe Morrow and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 39-25-8 with 86 points this season. The Bruins are now 23-9-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, at the Los Angeles Kings, at 10:30pm ET.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

NESN's Behind the B season 3 episode 11 video

Here is episode 11, "Dad's Trip", of NESN's Behind the B season 3, where it focuses on: the Bruins Fathers Trip; Kevan Miller's morning with his dad; Brad Marchand's dad gets mic'd up; Bruins vs Hurricanes, which was Patrice Bergeron's 800th career game; NHL trade deadline with the Bruins making a few moves; Lee Stempniak and John-Michael Liles joining the Bruins; Chris Kelly skating for the first time since his injury; a few Bruins players visit the Wilmington Fire Dept; and Bruins vs Islanders with Patrice Bergeron mic'd up.

Previous episodes

You can watch past season's episodes of NESN's Behind the B on this tag page.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Sharks beat Bruins 3-2

3/15/2016 - Bruins @ Sharks Three Stars
3/15/2016 - Bruins @ Sharks Three Stars, on March 15, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
On Tuesday the Sharks beat the Bruins 3-2 to give them a bad start to their road 3-game west coast road trip.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Sharks Melker Karlsson scored, making the score 1-0 Sharks. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 15th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 27th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, making the score 2-1 Bruins.

In the second period, Sharks Brent Burns scored, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, Sharks Joonas Donskoi scored a power-play goal, making the score 3-2 Sharks.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 28-19-7 with a 2.52 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 22-17, faceoff wins 35-28 and blocked shots 25-17. The Sharks led the game in shots 27-23. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Sharks went 1-for-4.

Loui Eriksson and Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 4 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Joe Morrow, Tyler Randell, Zach Trotman and Frank Vatrano were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 39-24-8 with 86 points this season. The Bruins are now 23-8-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 6-2-2 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday, at the Anaheim Ducks, at 10pm ET.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Bruins beat Islanders 3-1

3/12/2016 - Islanders @ Bruins Three Stars
3/12/2016 - Islanders @ Bruins Three Stars, on March 12, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
On Saturday the Bruins hosted the New York Islanders and the Bruins managed to get a 3-1 win with Tuukka Rask and David Pastrnak leading the way.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 26th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Islanders John Tavares scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 11th goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 12th goal of the season, making the score 3-1 Bruins.


Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 28-18-7 with a 2.51 GAA and a .919 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 31-26. The Islanders led the game in hits 38-26 and blocked shots 18-17. Both teams had 30 faceoff wins. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Islanders didn't have any power-plays.

Jimmy Hayes led the Bruins with 4 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 4 hits. John-Michael Liles, Patrice Bergeron and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Joe Morrow, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 39-23-8 with 86 points this season. The Bruins are now 16-16-5 at home this season. The Bruins are 7-1-2 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, at the San Jose Sharks, at 10pm ET.

Vatrano recalled
On Monday, the Bruins recalled forward Frank Vatrano from Providence (AHL) on an emergency basis.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Hurricanes beat Bruins 3-2 in overtime

3/10/2016 - Hurricanes @ Bruins Three Stars
3/10/2016 - Hurricanes @ Bruins Three Stars, on March 10, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
Last night the Bruins hosted the Carolina Hurricanes and wound up losing in overtime 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Hurricanes Elias Lindholm scored a power-play goal, making the score 1-0 Hurricanes.

In the second period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 25th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Later, Hurricanes Nathan Gerbe scored, making the score 2-1 Hurricanes.

In the third period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 10th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, Hurricanes Phillip Di Giuseppe scored, winning the game 3-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 27-18-7 with a 2.54 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 32-28, hits 19-17 and blocked shots 18-10. The Hurricanes led the game in faceoff wins 33-25. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Hurricanes went 1-for-3.

Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zdeno Chara and Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots each.

Kevan Miller, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-23-8 with 84 points this season. The Bruins are now 15-16-5 at home this season. The Bruins are 6-2-2 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the New York Islanders, at 1pm ET.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Bruins beat Lightning 1-0 in overtime


Bruins Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand work their magic to win the game in overtime vs the Lightning, on March 8, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
Last night the Bruins faced off against the Tampa Bay Lightning in a tight close game. Bruins goalie Jonas Gustavsson played great and Bruins Brad Marchand finished it off with a goal in overtime to get a big two points for the Bruins who are now tied with the Lightning for 1st in the Atlantic Division (the Lightning have one game in hand though) with 83 points.


Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 34th goal of the season, winning the game 1-0 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and stopped all 42 shots he faced, earning his 1st shutout of the season. Gustavsson is now 11-5-1 with a 2.54 GAA and a .916 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 30-18, faceoff wins 27-24 and blocked shots 17-7. The Lightning led the game in shots 42-33. The Bruins had no power-plays while the Lightning went 0-for-4.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 6 shots. Jimmy Hayes led the Bruins with 7 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Kevan Miller, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-23-7 with 83 points this season. The Bruins are now 23-7-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Carolina Hurricanes, at 7pm ET.

Chara and Pacioretty McDonalds videos

McDonalds put out two videos with Zdeno Chara making friends and eating Big Macs with Montreal Canadiens fans and then Max Pacioretty doing the same in Boston with Bruins fans. It was funny how scared the Montreal fans were when they saw Chara come out. I wonder if any called the police.

McDonalds video with Zdeno Chara

McDonalds video with Max Pacioretty

Monday, March 7, 2016

Bruins beat Panthers 5-4 in overtime


Bruins Adam McQuaid vs Panthers Shawn Thornton, via the Panthers broadcast (and people think Jack Edwards is bad, he's not the only homer on broadcasts), on March 7, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
Last night the Bruins blew two 3-goal leads to the Panthers and ended up beating them in overtime 5-4 to get a big two points. With this win, Bruins coach Claude Julien passed Art Ross and became the Bruins all-time leader in wins as a coach with win 388. Claude Julien's all-time record as coach of the Bruins is 388-215-85 in 688 games.

Quick game summary
In the first period, only 34 seconds into the period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 27th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 9th goal of the season, making the score 2-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Brett Connolly scored his 9th goal of the season, making the score 3-0 Bruins. Later, Panthers Aleksander Barkov scored, making the score 3-1. Less than a minute later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 28th goal of the season, making the score 4-1 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Adam McQuaid got into a fight with former Bruin Shawn Thornton after McQuaid pushed a Panthers off of him and down to the ice. The Panthers player was on his knees holding onto McQuaid (looking like he wanted to give McQuaid head), McQuaid pushes him off to play the puck and he gets called for interference. I'm not sure how the Panthers player didn't get called for holding or interference himself. Thornton then instigates the fight with McQuaid and continues throwing punches at him when McQuaid has his jersey over his head. Later, Panthers Jiri Hudler scored, making the score 4-2. Later, Panthers Jussi Jokinen scored a power-play goal, making the score 4-3.

In the third period, Panthers Jiri Hudler scored, tying the game 4-4.

In overtime, Bruins Lee Stempniak scored his 17th goal of the season, his first as a Bruin, winning the game 5-4 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 47 saves on 51 shots. Rask is now 27-18-6 with a 2.53 GAA and a .919 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 22-19 and blocked shots 16-10. The Panthers led the game in shots 51-32 and faceoff wins 48-34. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Panthers went 1-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 6 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Kevan Miller, Joe Morrow and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 37-23-7 with 81 points this season. The Bruins are now 22-7-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Tuesday), when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 7:30pm ET.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Capitals beat Bruins in overtime 2-1


Capitals Tom Wilson vs Bruins Adam McQuaid, on March 5, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
Last night the Bruins took on the best team in the league, the Washington Capitals, and managed to get a point as they lost in overtime.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 26th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Capitals Tom Wilson after Wilson made a questionable leg check on Bruins Loui Eriksson.

In the second period, Capitals Alex Ovechkin hit Bruins Kevan Miller from behind and Miller was on obvious pain, as he was holding his shoulder on the way to the dressing room. Miller did not return to the game and was transported to the hospital. Somehow Ovechkin only got a 5-minute major for the cheapshot, no misconduct, no game misconduct. That is called special treatment for a star player. We all know if someone like Marchand or Rinaldo did something like that, they would have been given a game misconduct. Later, Capitals Karl Alzner scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, Capitals Matt Niskanen scored, winning the game 2-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 28 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 26-18-6 with a 2.50 GAA and a .919 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-30, hits 28-16 and faceoff wins 29-26. The Capitals led the game in blocked shots 18-14. The Bruins went 0-for-5 on the power-play while the Capitals went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Landon Ferraro and Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 5 hits each. John-Michael Liles led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Joe Morrow, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 36-23-7 with 79 points this season. The Bruins are now 15-16-4 at home this season. The Bruins are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they visit the Florida Panthers, at 7:30pm ET.

NESN's Behind the B season 3 episode 10 video

Here is episode 10, "Sharing the Love", of NESN's Behind the B season 3, where it focuses on: Bruins vs Jets with Jimmy Hayes mic'd up; Max Talbot gets a birthday surprise; Bruins practice with Brad Marchand mic'd up; Marchand goes shopping for Valentines cards for his teammates; Bruins vs Wild with Tukkaa Rask mic'd up; Marchand hands out his Valentines cards, Marchand and Patrice Bergeron exchange Valentines gifts; a look at Gregory Campbell with his wife and their new son; Bruins vs Blue Jackets; Bruins practice; Bruins vs Predators; Bruins practice with Torey Krug mic'd up; and Bruins vs Stars.

Previous episodes

You can watch past season's episodes of NESN's Behind the B on this tag page.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Bruins beat Blackhawks 4-2

03/03/2016 - Blackhawks @ Bruins Three Stars of the Game
03/03/2016 - Blackhawks @ Bruins Three Stars of the Game. Watch the game recap video here.
Last night the Bruins took advantage of many mistakes made by the Blackhawks to get a 4-2 win. With that win, Bruins coach Claude Julien earned his 387th win with the Bruins, which tied Art Ross for the most wins in franchise history.

Quick game summary
In the first period, less than two minutes into the period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 25th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Blackhawks Jonathan Toews scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 33rd goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 12th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 3-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 24th goal of the season, making the score 4-1 Bruins. Later, Blackhawks Tomas Fleischmann scored, making the score 4-2.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 26-18-5 with a 2.52 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 23-18 and blocked shots 17-13. The Blackhawks led the game in shots 27-25 and faceoff wins 33-28. Both teams went 1-for-2 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron, Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Landon Ferraro, Adam McQuaid and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Joe Morrow, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 36-23-6 with 78 points this season. The Bruins are now 15-16-3 at home this season. The Bruins are 6-4-0 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Washington Capitals, at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Bruins hold on to beat Flames 2-1

03/01/2016 - Flames @ Bruins Three Stars of the Game
03/01/2016 - Flames @ Bruins Three Stars of the Game. Watch the game recap video here.
Last night, with newly acquired additions, Lee Stempniak and John-Michael Liles in the lineup, the Bruins held on to a 2-1 lead to beat the Calgary Flames and get two points they desperately needed.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Landon Ferraro scored his 5th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Flames Jakub Nakladal scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 24th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 2-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 25-18-5 with a 2.53 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 35-23. The Flames led the game in hits 27-17 and blocked shots 19-15. Both teams had 25 shots each. The Bruins went 1-for-5 on the power-play while the Flames went 0-for-4.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 4 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots. Lee Stempniak had no shots in 16:12 of ice time while playing on a line with Bergeron and Marchand. John-Michael Liles had 1 shot and 1 hit in 16:55 of ice time. Noel Acciari made his NHL debut in this game, recording 1 shot and 2 hits in 8:31 of ice time.

Joe Morrow, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 35-23-6 with 76 points this season. The Bruins are now 14-16-3 at home this season. The Bruins are 6-4-0 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Chicago Blackhawks, at 7pm ET.

Rinaldo suspended
Bruins forward Zac Rinaldo was suspended for 5 games for his hit to the head of Lightning's Cedric Paquette in Sunday's game. Rinaldo was sent to Providence (AHL) so he won't start serving the suspension until he is back up in the NHL.