Saturday, December 31, 2016

Bruins finish season sweep of Sabres with 3-1 win


Buffalo Sabres @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 31, 2016.
The Bruins finished their season series against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday with a 3-1 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 7th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. Late in the period, Sabres Jack Eichel scored, making the score 3-1 Bruins.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 19-7-0-3 with a 1.92 GAA and a .929 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 28-27 and blocked shots 17-15. The Sabres led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and hits 31-22. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 hits and 5 blocked shots.

Noel Acciari, David Backes and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 20-15-4 with 44 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-3-2 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 9-9-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they visit the New Jersey Devils, at 7pm ET.

David Backes out indefinitely

David Backes
David Backes
On Saturday, Bruins GM Don Sweeney announced that Bruins forward David Backes has been diagnosed with a concussion and will be out of the Bruins lineup indefinitely. Backes suffered the concussion in the Bruins 4-2 win at the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, December 29th.

This season, Backes has played in 33 games for the Bruins, scoring 9 goals and recording 10 assists for 19 points, along with 31 penalty minutes. Backes also leads the team with 98 hits this season.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Bruins beat Sabres 4-2


Boston Bruins @ Buffalo Sabres game recap video, on December 29, 2016.
Last night, the Sabres owned the first period with a 2-0 lead but the Bruins turned it around in the second and third periods, beating the Sabres 4-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Sabres Marcus Foligno scored, giving the Sabres a 1-0 lead. Later, Sabres William Carrier gave Bruins David Backes an illegal check to the head which knocked Backes out of the game. Later, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Sabres William Carrier, but the linesmen would screw it up as one held onto McQuaid as Carrier threw punches at him without letting McQuaid defend himself. Great job linesmen, great job. Later, Sabres Kyle Okposo scored a power-play goal, giving the Sabres a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 6th goal of the season, cutting the Sabres lead to 2-1. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. Later, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 7th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 31 saves on 33 shots. Rask is now 18-7-0-3 with a 1.96 GAA and a .927 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage and shots 38-33. The Sabres led the game in hits 27-18 and blocked shots 18-12. The Bruins went 1-for-5 on the power-play while the Sabres went 1-for-6.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Frank Vatrano and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 hits each.

Noel Acciari, Jimmy Hayes and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 19-15-4 with 42 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 11-6-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Buffalo Sabres, at 1pm ET.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Bruins fall behind early, can't come back vs Blue Jackets


Boston Bruins @ Columbus Blue Jackets game recap video, on December 27, 2016.
Last night the Bruins fell behind three goals to the Blue Jackets in the first period but they managed to come back and tie it up. The Blue Jackets though would find a way to get the go-ahead goal and hang on for a 4-3 win over the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Blue Jackets Scott Hartnell scored, giving the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead. Later, Blue Jackets Seth Jones scored, giving the Blue Jackets a 2-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Blue Jackets Matt Calvert scored, giving the Blue Jackets a 3-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, Bruins David Backes scored his 9th goal of the season, getting the Bruins on the scoreboard 3-1. Less than a minute later, Bruins Austin Czarnik scored his 5th goal of the season, getting the Bruins closer at 3-2.

In the second period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 7th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, Blue Jackets Nick Foligno scored a power-play goal, giving the Blue Jackets a 4-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 18 saves on 22 shots. Rask is now 17-7-0-3 with a 1.95 GAA and a .927 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage and shots 40-22. The Blue Jackets led the game in hits 12-8 and blocked shots 20-13. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 1-for-3.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 8 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Noel Acciari, Tim Schaller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 18-15-4 with 40 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 3-5-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 10-6-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they visit the Buffalo Sabres, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Hurricanes beat Bruins in overtime 3-2


Boston Bruins @ Carolina Hurricanes game recap video, on December 23, 2016.
Last night the Bruins played their last game before the Christmas holidays and managed to get a point in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. If the Hurricanes out-hit you in a game then you don't deserve the win as the Bruins looked to take the night off.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Later, Hurricanes Jordan Staal scored a short-handed goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1.

In the third period, Hurricanes Justin Faulk scored, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, Hurricanes Teuvo Teravainen scored, winning the game 3-2 for the Hurricanes.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 20 saves on 23 shots. Khudobin is now 1-5-0-1 with a 3.06 GAA and a .885 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage and shots 33-23. The Hurricanes led the game in hits 26-11. Both teams had 18 blocked shots. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Hurricanes went 0-for-2.

David Backes led the Bruins with 7 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Noel Acciari, Tim Schaller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 18-14-4 with 40 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 3-4-3 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 10-5-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets, at 7pm ET.

Happy holidays
We want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and to have a Happy New Year. Please be safe out there and spend time with your loved ones.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Pastrnak and Vatrano return, Bruins beat Panthers


Boston Bruins @ Florida Panthers game recap video, on December 22, 2016.
Bruins David Pastrnak and Frank Vatrano returned to the Bruins lineup as the Bruins could always use some help with offense. The Bruins managed to get a 3-1 win over the Panthers but there was some hockey history happening tonight as ex-Bruin and now Panthers Jaromir Jagr recorded an assist, his 1,888th point of his NHL career, moving him past NHL legend Mark Messier for 2nd place only behind Wayne Gretzky for the all-time scoring list.

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

In the second period, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Less than four minutes later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the third period, Panthers Aleksander Barkov scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. Late in the game, Bruins David Backes scored his 8th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 29 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 17-6-0-3 with a 1.87 GAA and a .930 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage and shots 33-30. The Panthers led the game in hits 21-12 and blocked shots 15-13. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Panthers went 0-for-3.

David Backes led the Bruins with 4 shots. Anton Blidh led the Bruins with 3 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Noel Acciari, Tim Schaller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 18-14-3 with 39 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 10-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Friday), when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes, at 7:30pm ET.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Islanders beat Bruins 4-2


New York Islanders @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 20, 2016.
The Bruins played sloppy hockey tonight vs the New York Islanders and when that happens, you're almost always going to lose, as the Bruins did 4-2 to the Islanders.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Islanders Anders Lee scored, giving the Islanders a 1-0 lead. Less than three minutes later, Islanders Thomas Hickey scored, giving the Islanders a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Islanders Nikolay Kulemin scored, giving the Islanders a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Anton Blidh scored his 1st goal of the season, which was also his 1st career NHL goal, making the score 3-1. Only 4:08 later, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 8th goal of the season, cutting the score to 3-2. Later, Islanders Anders Lee scored a power-play goal, giving the Islanders a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 10 saves on 13 shots. Rask was pulled after allowing the third goal and was replaced by backup goalie Anton Khudobin who played the rest of the game. Khudobin made 15 saves on 16 shots. Rask got the loss and is now 16-6-0-3 with a 1.91 GAA and a .929 save percentage this season. Khudobin now has a 3.09 GAA and a .887 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 66% faceoff percentage and shots 50-29. The Islanders led the game in blocked shots 25-10. Both teams had 32 hits. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Islanders went 1-for-2.

Brad Marchand and Jimmy Hayes led the Bruins with 6 shots each. David Backes led the Bruins with 6 hits.

David Pastrnak, Joe Morrow and Frank Vatrano were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 17-14-3 with 37 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 8-9-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they visit Shawn Thornton and the Florida Panthers, at 7:30pm ET.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Rask and Hayes lead Bruins to win over Kings


Los Angeles Kings @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 18, 2016.
Earlier today Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask and unlikely hero Jimmy Hayes led the Bruins to a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings to stop their 2-game losing streak.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later in the period, Bruins Kevan Miller dropped the gloves with Kings Kyle Clifford and they had an ok fight.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 18 shots he faced, earning his 4th shutout of the season. Rask is now 16-5-0-3 with a 1.82 GAA and a .932 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 30-18, hits 28-23 and blocked shots 20-17. The Kings led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage. Both teams went 0-for-4 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

David Pastrnak and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Player notes
On Saturday, it was announced that defenseman Matt Grzelcyk was assigned to Providence (AHL).

Also on Saturday, the Bruins announced that forward David Pastrnak will likely miss two games (this game vs the Kings and vs Islanders on Tuesday) after having successful removal of the olecranon bursa from his right elbow on Friday.

On Friday, the Bruins announced that forward Frank Vatrano has been cleared to play and he was assigned to Providence (AHL). Vatrano tore ligaments in his left foot and had successful surgical repair on September 26th.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 17-13-3 with 37 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-3-2 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 8-8-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the New York Islanders, at 7pm ET.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Ducks beat Bruins 4-3


Anaheim Ducks @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 15, 2016.
Last night the Anaheim Ducks came into town to take on the Bruins and came away with a 4-3 win as the Bruins struggles against the Ducks continues.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Only 13 seconds later, Bruins Austin Czarnik scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Then it was the Ducks turn, only 24 seconds later, Ducks Andrew Cogliano scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. Later, Ducks Kevin Bieksa scored, tying the game 2-2.

In the second period, Ducks Josh Manson scored, giving the Ducks a 3-2 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 3-3. Later, Ducks Richard Rakell scored, giving the Ducks a 4-3 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 23 saves on 27 shots. Khudobin is now 1-5-0 with a 3.20 GAA and a .882 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-28 and hits 23-22. The Ducks led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 26-13. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Ducks went 0-for-3.

Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Torey Krug all led the Bruins with 5 shots each. David Backes led the Bruins with 6 hits. Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Jimmy Hayes, Kevan Miller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-13-3 with 35 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-3-3 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 7-8-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday, when they host the Los Angeles Kings, at 1pm ET.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Penguins beat Bruins in overtime 4-3


Boston Bruins @ Pittsburgh Penguins game recap video, on December 14, 2016.
The Bruins were behind 3-2 to the Penguins in the third period and managed to tie it up. It would go to overtime where the Penguins would win the game 4-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 9th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Only 2:01 later, Penguins Justin Schultz scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Later, Penguins Nick Bonino scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, Penguins Conor Sheary scored a power-play goal, giving the Penguins a 3-2 lead. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 19th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Penguins Bryan Rust scored, winning the game 4-3 for the Penguins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 33 saves on 37 shots. Rask is now 15-5-0-3 with a 1.90 GAA and a .930 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 62% faceoff percentage and shots 44-37. The Penguins led the game in hits 36-29 and blocked shots 19-12. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Penguins went 2-for-4.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 10 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Defenseman Matt Grzelcyk played in his first NHL game, where he had 3 shots in 14:34 of ice time. Danton Heinen, Colin Miller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-12-3 with 35 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-2-3 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 9-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Thursday), when they host the Anaheim Ducks, at 7pm ET.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Bruins beat Canadiens in overtime 2-1


Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens game recap video, on December 12, 2016.
On Monday night it was a goalie duel with Bruins Tuukka Rask vs Canadiens Carey Price but Rask would come out the winner as Bruins Ryan Spooner won it for the Bruins in overtime.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened. Bruins Torey Krug dropped the gloves with Canadiens Brendan Gallagher and they had a short fight.

In the second period, Bruins Austin Czarnik scored his 3rd goal of the season, beating Price with a beautiful shot, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the third period, Canadiens Paul Byron scored, tying the game 1-1. Byron has quickly become a Bruins killer during his short-time with Montreal.

In overtime, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 4th goal of the season, winning the game 2-1 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 30 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 15-5-0-2 with a 1.80 GAA and a .932 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage, hits 34-31 and blocked shots 25-8. The Canadiens led the game in shots 31-29. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 0-for-5. No surprise of the big difference there as the game was in Montreal.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 7 hits. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Danton Heinen and Colin Miller were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-12-2 with 34 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-3-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 9-5-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins, at 7:30pm ET.

Bruins sign Jesse Gabrielle to 3-year entry-level contract

Jesse Gabrielle
Jesse Gabrielle
On Sunday, Bruins GM Don Sweeney announced that the Bruins signed forward Jesse Gabrielle to a 3-year entry-level contract.

Gabrielle was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 2015 draft in the 4th round, he was the 105th overall pick. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta and according to nhl.com, Gabrielle is 5'11" tall and 204lbs. Gabrielle is considered to be a gritty forward that is an agitator and has some offensive skills. Gabrielle has said that he wants to play like Brad Marchand which should make Bruins fans like him more.

"When I saw Marchand for the first time, watching him throughout his career here, I instantly fell in love with the way that he played," said Gabrielle. "That's kind of the way that I want to play. I'm not a bigger guy… He's got a great skill set, that's kind of what I've got to work on. The way that he plays on edge is what I like about him."
Source: causewaycrowd.com

Gabrielle, 19, is in his second season with the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2016-17, and has compiled 19 goals (leads the team) and 11 assists for 30 points (tied for first on the team) with 32 penalty minutes and a plus-nine rating in 25 games.

In 2015-16, the 6-foot, 205-pound forward skated in 72 games with Prince George, registering 40 goals (led the team) and 35 assists for 75 points (second on the team) with 101 penalty minutes (third on the team). At the conclusion of Prince George's season, Gabrielle joined the Providence Bruins on an amateur tryout agreement (ATO) and skated in three AHL games.
Source: nhl.com

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Maple Leafs beat Bruins 4-1


Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 10, 2016.
Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen continued his dominance tonight over the Bruins, leading the Maple Leafs to a 4-1 win over the Bruins.

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

In the second period, Leafs Auston Matthews scored, giving the Leafs a 1-0 lead. Later, Leafs Zach Hyman scored, giving the Leafs a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 8th goal of the season, cutting the Leafs lead to 2-1.

In the third period, Leafs James van Riemsdyk scored, giving the Leafs a 3-1 lead. Later, Leafs Connor Brown scored, giving the Leafs a 4-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 16 saves on 19 shots. Rask is now 14-5-0-2 with a 1.85 GAA and a .930 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, shots 33-20 and hits 27-24. The Maple Leafs led the game in blocked shots 22-6. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 0-for-2.

Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Noel Acciari and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Joe Morrow led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Jimmy Hayes and Colin Miller were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-12-2 with 32 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 7-7-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they visit the Montreal Canadiens, at 7:30pm ET.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Avs beat Bruins 4-2


Colorado Avalanche @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 8, 2016.
Tonight the Bruins fell to the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 as Avs goalie Calvin Pickard led the way with 29 saves.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Avs Matt Duchene scored, giving the Avalanche a 1-0 lead. Later, Avs Nathan MacKinnon scored a short-handed goal, giving the Avalanche a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Avs John Mitchell scored, giving the Avalanche a 3-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 17th goal of the season, making the score 3-1 Avs. Less than two minutes later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 18th goal of the season, cutting the score to 3-2 Avs. Later, Avs Carl Soderberg scored, giving the Avalanche a 4-2 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 18 saves on 22 shots. Khudobin is now 1-4-0 with a 3.02 GAA and a .888 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 31-22. The Avalanche led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, hits 27-26 and blocked shots 14-8. Both teams went 0-for-2 on the power-play.

Jimmy Hayes and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Anton Blidh and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 5 hits each.

Matt Beleskey and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-11-2 with 32 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is Saturday, when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7pm ET.

Capitals beat Bruins in overtime 4-3


Boston Bruins @ Washington Capitals game recap video, on December 7, 2016.
Last night, the Bruins fell behind three goals to the Capitals but managed to tie it up in the third period and force overtime. The Capitals would score in overtime to win the game over the Bruins 4-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, only 23 seconds into the game, Capitals Justin Williams scored, giving the Capitals a 1-0 lead. Later, Capitals Justin Williams scored again, giving the Capitals a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Capitals Daniel Winnik scored, giving the Capitals a 3-0 lead. Later, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 7th goal of the season, making the score 3-1. Bruins rookie Anton Blidh recorded an assist on Moore's goal, which was his 1st NHL career point. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 16th goal of the season, getting the Bruins closer at 3-2.

In the third period, Bruins Colin Miller scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Capitals Nicklas Backstrom scored the game-winning goal, giving the Capitals a 4-3 overtime win.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 16 saves on 20 shots. Rask is now 14-4-0-2 with a 1.79 GAA and a .933 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, shots 34-20 and hits 25-24. The Capitals led the game in blocked shots 21-7. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Capitals went 0-for-2.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-10-2 with 32 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-3-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 8-5-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tonight (Thursday), when they host the Colorado Avalanche, at 7pm ET.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Bruins players play NHL 17

Looking for a Christmas gift for a Bruins fan that plays hockey video games? Well NHL 17 could be that perfect gift this holiday season. In the below EA Sports video, Bruins players Joe Morrow, Torey Krug, Kevan Miller and Noel Acciari faceoff in a NHL 17 game. Below the video are Amazon.com links to buy NHL 17.


Buy NHL 17 on Amazon.com for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One below.

Hot Pastrnak leads Bruins to overtime win over Panthers


Florida Panthers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 5, 2016.
Last night, Bruins David Pastrnak was the hero for the Bruins as he scored two goals, including the overtime game-winning goal against the Panthers.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Panthers Jaromir Jagr scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 14th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, Panthers Aleksander Barkov scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins David Backes scored his 7th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. Later, Panthers Jason Demers scored, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 15th goal of the season, winning the game 4-3 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 27 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 14-4-0-1 with a 1.68 GAA and a .939 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 61% faceoff percentage, shots 36-30 and blocked shots 14-13. The Panthers led the game in hits 31-19. Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power-play.

David Backes and Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 5 shots each. David Backes, Anton Blidh and Zdeno Chara all led the Bruins with 3 hits each.

Matt Beleskey and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-10-1 with 31 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 7-5-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the Washington Capitals, at 8pm ET.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Beleskey out for 6 weeks with knee injury

Matt Beleskey
Today the Bruins announced that forward Matt Beleskey is expected to miss approximately 6 weeks with a right knee injury. Beleskey suffered the injury during the Bruins @ Sabres game on Saturday. This season, Beleskey has played in 24 games, has scored 2 goals and has 3 assists for 5 points.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Rask leads Bruins to 2-1 win over Sabres


Bruins @ Sabres game recap video, on December 3, 2016.
Earlier today Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask once again led the Bruins to another victory, this time against the Buffalo Sabres 2-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Later, Sabres Evander Kane scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 35 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 13-4-0-1 with a 1.60 GAA and a .941 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 22-21 and blocked shots 21-16. The Sabres led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and shots 36-33. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play, while the Sabres went 0-for-3.

Brad Marchand and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 shots. Anton Blidh led the Bruins with 4 hits. Joe Morrow and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Zdeno Chara (day-to-day with a lower-body injury), Jimmy Hayes and Tommy Cross were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-10-1 with 29 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 8-5-1 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they host the Florida Panthers, at 7pm ET.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Bruins beat Hurricanes in shootout 2-1


Hurricanes @ Bruins game recap video, on December 1, 2016.
Last night the Bruins were able to tie the game up late in the third period and red hot David Pastrnak would score the game-winning goal in the shootout to get Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin his first win of the season.

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

In the second period, Hurricanes Noah Hanifin scored a power-play goal, giving the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Bruins Ryan Spooner and Hurricanes Jaccob Slavin scored in the first round; Bruins David Pastrnak scored in the third round which would be the eventual game-winning goal.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 29 saves on 30 shots. Khudobin is now 1-3-0 with a 2.75 GAA and a .902 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 58% faceoff percentage, shots 35-30 and hits 26-20. The Hurricanes led the game in blocked shots 22-13. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play, while the Hurricanes went 1-for-2.

David Pastrnak and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 6 shots each. Matt Beleskey and David Backes led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Zdeno Chara (day-to-day with a lower-body injury) and John-Michael Liles were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 13-10-1 with 27 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 6-5-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, at the Buffalo Sabres, at 1pm ET.