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.

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