Saturday, April 2, 2016

Bruins barely beat Blues 6-5


Bruins Kevin Millar gets injured in awkward hit vs Blues, on April 1, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
The Bruins barely got away with a 6-5 win against the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Blues Jaden Schwartz scored, making the score 1-0 Blues. Only 41 seconds later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 28th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 16th goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins.

In the second period, Blues Paul Stastny scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 15th goal of the season, making the score 3-2 Bruins. Later, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 8th goal of the season, making the score 4-2 Bruins. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 17th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 5-2 Bruins.

In the third period, Blues Robert Bortuzzo scored, making the score 5-3. Later, Blues Alex Pietrangelo scored, making the score 5-4. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 30th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 6-4 Bruins. Late in the game, Blues Kevin Shattenkirk scored, making the score 6-5.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 30-22-7 with a 2.55 GAA and a .916 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 29-21 and blocked shots 14-10. The Blues led the game in shots 30-28 and faceoff wins 41-31. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Blues went 0-for-5.

David Krejci and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 7 hits. Zdeno Chara, Joe Morrow and Torey Krug all led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Brett Connolly, Jimmy Hayes, Tyler Randell, Dennis Seidenberg and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 41-29-8 with 90 points this season. The Bruins are now 25-12-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 3-6-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday, at the Chicago Blackhawks, at 12:30pm ET.

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