Sunday, November 27, 2016

Rask leads Bruins to win over Lightning

Lightning @ Bruins extended highlights video, on November 27, 2016.
A strong second period along with Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask making 30 saves led the Bruins to a 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning today.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened. Late in the period, Bruins Torey Krug dropped the gloves with Lightning Nikita Kucherov.

In the second period, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Backes scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 13th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead. Later, Lightning Victor Hedman scored, making the score 4-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 30 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 12-4-0 with a 1.63 GAA and a .940 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 22-19 and blocked shots 12-7. The Lightning led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage and shots 31-30. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play, while the Lightning went 0-for-2.

Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 4 shots. Matt Beleskey and David Backes led the Bruins with 4 hits. David Backes led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Zdeno Chara (day-to-day with a lower-body injury) and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 12-10-0 with 24 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 5-5-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers, at 7:30pm ET.

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