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
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.

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