Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Rask and Bruins shutout Sabres 4-0


Sabres @ Bruins game recap video, on November 7, 2016.
Last night Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask and the Bruins power-play led the way to a 4-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres. With this win, Bruins coach Claude Julien earned his 400th win as the Boston Bruins head coach. Congrats Claude!

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Matt Beleskey dropped the gloves with Sabres Derek Grant and they had a short spirited bout. Earlier, Grant purposely crashed into Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, so this fight was most likely Beleskey trying to get some revenge. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 32 shots he faced to earn his 2nd shutout of the season. Rask is now 7-1-0 with a 1.74 GAA and a .941 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 42-32 and blocked shots 17-14. The Sabres led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage and hits 25-20. The Bruins went 3-for-8 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 4 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 7-5-0 with 14 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 2-3-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is later today (Tuesday), at the Montreal Canadiens, at 7:30pm ET.

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