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.

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