Friday, April 8, 2016

Bruins beat Red Wings 5-2

Octopus on the ice in Boston, on April 7, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
Last night the Bruins beat the Red Wings 5-2 and the Bruins haven't made the playoffs just yet as they have one game left this season and depending on that game and what other teams do, they could make or miss the playoffs. Also, Brad Marchand won the NESN's 7th Player Award.

Quick game summary
In the first period, only 1:25 into the game, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 14th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Only 1:19 later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 37th goal of the season, making the score 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 3-0 Bruins. Later, Red Wings Alexey Marchenko scored, making the score 3-1.

In the third period, only 20 seconds into the period, Bruins Lee Stempniak scored his 19th goal of the season, making the score 4-1 Bruins. Only 25 seconds later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 30th goal of the season, making the score 5-1 Bruins. Later, Red Wings Andreas Athanasiou scored, making the score 5-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 13 saves on 15 shots. Rask is now 31-22-8 with a 2.56 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-15, faceoff wins 31-28 and blocked shots 15-12. The Red Wings led the game in hits 21-20. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 0-for-4.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 4 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 5 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

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

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 42-30-9 with 93 points this season. The Bruins are now 17-17-6 at home this season. The Bruins are 3-6-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Ottawa Senators, at 12:30pm ET.

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