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
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.

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