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.

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