Saturday, October 29, 2016

Rask returns and shutouts Red Wings


Bruins Tim Schaller scores the only goal in the Bruins-Red Wings game, on October 29, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
The game started with Red Wings pest Steve Ott spearing Bruins captain Zdeno Chara between the legs. Then after that sideshow, it was the "Rask show", as Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask returned to the Bruins lineup and led them to a tight 1-0 win over the Red Wings.

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

In the second period, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 24 shots he faced to earn his 1st shutout of the season. Rask is now 4-0-0 with a 1.26 GAA and a .958 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 64% faceoff percentage and shots 36-24. The Red Wings led the game in hits 32-13 and blocked shots 15-14. Both teams went 0-for-4 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

David Backes, Joe Morrow and David Pastrnak were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 4-4-0 with 8 points this season and are in 6th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins road record is now 3-2-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they visit the Florida Panthers, at 7:30pm ET.

Friday, October 28, 2016

David Pastrnak suspended for 2 games

David Pastrnak
The NHL announced today that Bruins forward David Pastrnak has been suspended for two games for his illegal check to the head of New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi.

"Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Pastrnak will forfeit $10,277.78. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund."
Source: nhl.com

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Bruins fall apart after strong start, lose 5-2 to Rangers


Bruins rookie Austin Czarnik scores his 1st career NHL goal on Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, on October 26, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
Last night, the Bruins had a good first period against the New York Rangers but then it was all Rangers for the next two periods. The game would end with a Rangers 5-2 win over the Bruins and there should be major concern about the Bruins defense and goaltending.

Quick game summary
In the first period, only 10 seconds into the game, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Austin Czarnik scored his 1st career NHL goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Rangers Rick Nash scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. Later, Rangers Kevin Hayes scored, tying the game 2-2. Late in the period, Rangers Brandon Pirri scored a power-play goal, giving the Rangers a 3-2 lead.

In the third period, Rangers Brandon Pirri scored, giving the Rangers a 4-2 lead. Less than a minute later, Rangers Jimmy Vesey scored, giving the Rangers a 5-2 lead.

Game notes
Zane McIntyre played in net and made 26 saves on 31 shots. McIntyre is now 0-1-0 with a 4.72 GAA and a .854 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 58% faceoff percentage, hits 22-14 and blocked shots 18-8. The Rangers led the game in shots 31-29. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Rangers went 2-for-6.

Jimmy Hayes, Tim Schaller and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 8 blocked shots.

David Backes, Danton Heinen and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Update on Backes
On Wednesday, Bruins GM Don Sweeney announced that on Monday Bruins forward David Backes underwent removal of the olecranon bursa from his elbow and an update on his condition will happen after the weekend.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 3-4-0 with 6 points this season and are in 6th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins road record is now 2-2-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the Detroit Red Wings, at 7pm ET.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wild go wild on Bruins


Bruins rookie Tim Schaller drops the gloves with Wild Zac Dalpe, on October 25, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
With Bruins goalies Tuukka Rask (undisclosed injury) and Anton Khudobin (upper body injury) out of the lineup tonight, Providence Bruins goalies Malcolm Subban and Zane McIntyre were called up and dressed for this game. Unfortunately both goalies were brought into the game but they didn't play that great and the Bruins defense faltered once again. David Backes was also out of the lineup with an undisclosed injury. This is going to be a rough season.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened. Bruins rookie Tim Schaller dropped the gloves with Wild Zac Dalpe and they had a short fight with no clear winner. It was Schaller's first NHL fight.

In the second period, Wild Charlie Coyle scored, making the score 1-0 Wild. Only 12 seconds later, Wild Chris Stewart scored, making the score 2-0 Wild. Later, Wild Ryan Suter scored a power-play goal, making the score 3-0 Wild. Later, Wild Jason Zucker scored, making the score 4-0 Wild.

In the third period, Wild Jason Pominville scored, making the score 5-0 Wild.

Game notes
Malcolm Subban started the game, played only 30:36 because he was pulled after allowing the third goal in the second period. Subban made 13 saves on 16 shots and got the loss. Zane McIntyre would finish the rest of the game, making 15 saves on 17 shots.

The Bruins led the game in hits 26-16. The Wild led the game in shots 33-27, 53% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 16-8. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Wild went 1-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots and 2 blocked shots. Jimmy Hayes led the Bruins with 4 hits.

David Backes, Joe Morrow and Tuukka Rask were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 3-3-0 with 6 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Wednesday), when they visit the New York Rangers, at 8pm ET.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Bruins fall behind, lose to Canadiens 4-2


Bruins David Backes makes a beautiful pass to teammate Ryan Spooner for a power-play goal, on October 22, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
It's a new season with the Bruins-Canadiens rivalry continuing tonight but we didn't see as much action as some past games. The Bruins fell behind in the second period and tried to come back but fell 4-2 in the end to the Canadiens. With this win, the Canadiens extend their regular season winning streak in Boston to nine games now.

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

In the second period, Canadiens Brendan Gallagher scored, making the score 1-0 Canadiens. Later, Canadiens Phillip Danault scored, making the score 2-0 Canadiens.

In the third period, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 2nd goal of the season, making the score 2-1. Later, Canadiens Paul Byron scored a short-handed goal, making the score 3-1 Canadiens. Less than a minute later, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 3-2. Later, Canadiens Torrey Mitchell scored, making the score 4-2 Canadiens.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 25 saves on 29 shots. Khudobin is now 0-2-0 with a 4.10 GAA and a .849 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 31-22. The Canadiens led the game in shots 29-21, 57% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 17-6. The Bruins went 1-for-6 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 0-for-5.

Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 4 shots. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Danton Heinen, Rob O'Gara and Tuukka Rask were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 3-2-0 with 6 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the Minnesota Wild, at 7pm ET.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Bergeron returns & scores game-winning goal vs Devils


Bobby Orr and Milt Schmidt drop the ceremonial puck, on October 20, 2016.


Patrice Bergeron scores eventual game winning goal in first game back, on October 20, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
Last night, the Bruins played their first home game this season and with the return of Patrice Bergeron to the lineup, the Bruins pulled out a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils, with Bergeron scoring the eventual game-winning goal.

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

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Devils Kyle Palmieri scored a power-play goal, making the score 1-0 Devils. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Later, with 1:15 left in the game, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 28 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 3-0-0 with a 1.68 GAA and a .947 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 36-29, hits 29-20 and blocked shots 18-15. The Devils led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Devils went 1-for-3.

David Backes and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 6 shots each. David Backes led the Bruins with 7 hits. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 6 blocked shots.

Rob O'Gara and Ryan Spooner were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 3-1-0 with 6 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Montreal Canadiens, at 7pm ET.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Carlo scores his 1st goal as Bruins beat Jets 4-1


Bruins rookie defenseman Brandon Carlo scores his 1st NHL career goal, on October 17, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
Despite having a goal disallowed, the Bruins were able to get a lead, hold on and score an insurance goal to eventually come away with a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets tonight.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Jets Blake Wheeler scored, making the score 1-0 Jets. Only 19 seconds later, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 1st goal of the season (and first as a Bruin), tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 4th goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Brandon Carlo scored his 1st goal of the season (it was also his first career NHL goal), making the score 3-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 1st goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making the score 4-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 34 saves on 35 shots. Rask is now 2-0-0 with a 2.02 GAA and a .939 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 15-10. The Jets led the game in shots 35-25 and hits 24-15. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Jets went 0-for-5.

Ryan Spooner, John-Michael Liles and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 shots each. David Backes led the Bruins with 5 hits. Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Patrice Bergeron, Austin Czarnik and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 2-1-0 with 4 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the New Jersey Devils, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Maple Leafs beat Bruins 4-1


Bruins captain Zdeno Chara vs Maple Leafs Matt Martin, on October 15, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
On Saturday, the Bruins visited the Toronto Maple Leafs in their second game of the season, but they couldn't extend their early-season winning streak. The Bruins fell behind in the first period and couldn't come back as they did against the Blue Jackets on Thursday, and they ended up losing 4-1 to the Leafs.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Leafs Connor Brown scored, making the score 1-0 Leafs. Off the next faceoff after the goal, Bruins David Backes dropped the gloves with Leafs Nazem Kadri and they had a spirited battle. Later, Leafs Mitchell Marner scored, making the score 2-0 Leafs. Less than two minutes later, Leafs James van Riemsdyk scored, making the score 3-0 Leafs. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 3rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 3-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Leafs Milan Michalek scored, making the score 4-1 Leafs. Later, after Leafs Matt Martin laid a good hit on Bruins Torey Krug, Bruins Zdeno Chara went after and challenged Martin to a bout. Chara and Martin dropped the gloves and had an ok fight but not much happened (watch video of the fight above).

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 20 saves on 24 shots. Khudobin is now 0-1-0 with a 4.00 GAA and a .833 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 25-24. The Maple Leafs led the game with a 62% faceoff percentage, hits 28-24 and blocked shots 18-13. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 0-for-4.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 6 shots. Danton Heinen, Noel Acciari and Colin Miller all led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Patrice Bergeron, Joe Morrow and Tim Schaller were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 1-1-0 with 2 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, at the Winnipeg Jets, at 8pm ET.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Bruins comeback to beat Blue Jackets 6-3


Bruins Brad Marchand's 5 points vs the Columbus Blue Jackets, on October 13, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
The 2016 NHL season has begun and tonight the Bruins played game 1 at the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Bruins would fall behind but come back in the second period to tie it up and Bruins Brad Marchand would lead the way in the third period to a 6-3 Bruins win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Blue Jackets Alexander Wennberg scored, making it 1-0 Blue Jackets. Later, Blue Jackets Cam Atkinson scored a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Blue Jackets.

In the second period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 1st goal of the season, making the score 2-1. Later, Blue Jackets Seth Jones scored, making the score 3-1 Blue Jackets. Later, Bruins David Backes scored his 1st goal of the season and 1st goal as a member of the Bruins, making the score 3-2. Later, Bruins David Backes scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 1st goal of the season, making the score 4-3 Bruins. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 2nd goal of the season, making the score 5-3 Bruins. Late in the game, Bruins David Pastrnak scored an empty net goal, his 2nd goal of the season, making the score 6-3 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 28 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 1-0-0 with a 3.05 GAA and a .903 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 37-31, 54% faceoff winning percentage and blocked shots 23-15. The Blue Jackets led the game in hits 29-14. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 1-for-3.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 8 shots. John-Michael Liles led the Bruins with 6 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 1-0-0 with 2 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, at the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7pm ET.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Bruins make a few roster transactions

The Bruins announced today that they made some roster transactions. First, these players were placed on waivers for the purpose of assignment to the Providence (AHL): forwards Seth Griffith, Tyler Randell and Tim Schaller. Also, forwards Jake DeBrusk and Sean Kuraly, and goalie Malcolm Subban have been assigned to Providence (AHL).

Update on 10/11/16
Forward Seth Griffith was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs.