Friday, November 11, 2016

Bruins big 1st period leads them to win over Blue Jackets


Blue Jackets @ Bruins game recap video, on November 10, 2016.
Last night the Bruins had a huge offensive first period where they put up 4 goals and didn't look back as they went on to a 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Blue Jackets Nick Foligno scored, giving the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 1st goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Later, Bruins Austin Czarnik scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. Only 24 seconds later, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead.

In the second period, Bruins David Backes scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-1 lead.

In the third period, Blue Jackets Sam Gagner scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 5-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 15 saves on 17 shots. Rask is now 8-1-0 with a 1.76 GAA and a .938 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 69% faceoff percentage and shots 32-18. The Blue Jackets led the game in hits 21-12. Both teams had 11 blocked shots. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron and Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 hits. John-Michael Liles led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Noel Acciari and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 8-6-0 with 16 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 3-3-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they visit the Arizona Coyotes, at 8pm ET.

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