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.

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