Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Rask leads Bruins to another win


Bruins Brad Marchand scores a goal on a penalty shot vs Panthers Roberto Luongo, on November 1, 2016. Watch the video recap of the game on NHL.com.
Tonight Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask once again showed that he is the Bruins MVP so far this season as he led the Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers. With this win, Rask remains undefeated this season at 5-0-0.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 4th goal of the season, on a penalty shot, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins Jimmy Hayes dropped the gloves with Panthers Derek MacKenzie. Later, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 3rd goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the third period, Panthers Denis Malgin scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. Later, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves and pounded on Panthers Shane Harper after Harper took a run at Torey Krug (and earlier hit Patrice Bergeron late).

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 33 saves on 34 shots. Rask is now 5-0-0 with a 1.20 GAA and a .961 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, hits 16-14 and blocked shots 20-9. The Panthers led the game in shots 34-26. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Panthers went 0-for-7.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 shots. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Sean Kuraly (was recalled earlier today), Joe Morrow and David Pastrnak were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 5-4-0 with 10 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins road record is now 4-2-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 7:30pm ET.

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