Sunday, November 19, 2017

Khudobin remains undefeated with Bruins win over Sharks


Boston Bruins @ San Jose Sharks game recap video, on November 18, 2017.
On Saturday night, the Bruins visited Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks, and managed to come away with a 3-1 win as Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin and Bruins youngsters led the way.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 4:50, Sharks Timo Meier scored, giving the Sharks a 1-0 lead. At 6:17, Bruins Peter Cehlarik scored his 1st goal of the season, which was also his 1st career NHL goal, tying the game 1-1. At 10:46, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 14:09, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 36 saves on 37 shots. Khudobin is now 5-0-2 with a 2.17 GAA and a .935 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 30-23 and blocked shots 30-12. The Sharks led the game in shots 37-20. Both teams had a 50% faceoff percentage. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Sharks went 0-for-3.

Jake DeBrusk led the Bruins with 4 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 4 hits. Six different Bruins players had 3 blocked shots each.

Kenny Agostino, Matt Beleskey and Torey Krug were scratched for the Bruins. David Backes and Ryan Spooner are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin
2) Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk
3) Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 8-7-4 with 20 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 4-4-2 in their last ten games and their road record is now 3-4-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the New Jersey Devils, at 7pm ET.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Bruins end losing streak, beat Kings 2-1


Boston Bruins @ Los Angeles Kings game recap video, on November 16, 2017.
On Thursday night, the Bruins ended their four game losing streak by beating the Los Angeles Kings 2-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 16:06, Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 4:33, Kings Drew Doughty scored a power-play goal tying the game 1-1. At 13:16, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 27 saves on 28 shots. Khudobin is now 4-0-2 with a 2.35 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage and shots 30-28. The Kings led the game in hits 42-34 and blocked shots 16-14. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Kings went 1-for-4.

Sean Kuraly, Tim Schaller, Zdeno Chara and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits. Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Kenny Agostino, Matt Beleskey and Torey Krug were scratched for the Bruins. David Backes and Ryan Spooner are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins captain Zdeno Chara
2) Kings forward Anze Kopitar
3) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 7-7-4 with 18 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 3-4-3 in their last ten games and their road record is now 2-4-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the San Jose Sharks, at 10:30pm ET.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Ducks beat Bruins 4-2


Boston Bruins @ Aneheim Ducks game recap video, on November 15, 2017.
On Wednesday night, the Bruins fell to the Ducks 4-2, extending their losing streak to four games.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 13:26, Ducks Kevin Roy scored, giving the Ducks a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 8:38, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. At 14:24, Ducks Josh Manson scored, giving the Ducks a 2-1 lead. At 19:13, Ducks Nick Ritchie scored, giving the Ducks a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, at 2:35, Ducks Derek Grant scored, giving the Ducks a 4-1 lead. At 19:38, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 1st goal of the season, cutting the Ducks lead to 4-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 3-7-2 with a 2.89 GAA and a .897 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage, shots 42-27 and hits 33-31. The Ducks led the game in blocked shots 12-11. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Ducks had no power-plays.

Riley Nash, Patrice Bergeron and Sean Kuraly led the Bruins with 6 shots each. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 10 hits. Noel Acciari and Paul Postma led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Brad Marchand and Rob O'Gara were scratched for the Bruins. David Krejci, David Backes and Ryan Spooner are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Ducks goalie John Gibson
2) Ducks forward Chris Wagner
3) Ducks forward Antoine Vermette

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-7-4 with 16 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they visit the Los Angeles Kings, at 10:30pm ET.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Maple Leafs beat Bruins again


Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 11, 2017.
Another game vs Toronto, another loss to Toronto, as the Maple Leafs beat the Bruins 4-1 tonight.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 8:52, Maple Leafs Mitchell Marner scored, giving the Maple Leafs a 1-0 lead. At 14:16, Maple Leafs James van Riemsdyk scored, giving the Maple Leafs a 2-0 lead (van Riemsdyk continues his dominance against the Bruins). At 15:18, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 2nd goal of the season, cutting the Maple Leafs lead to 2-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened. At 14:01, Bruins Matt Beleskey dropped the gloves with Maple Leafs Matt Martin because of a hit he put on Bruins Anders Bjork earlier.

In the third period, at 6:52, Maple Leafs Morgan Rielly scored, giving the Maple Leafs a 3-1 lead. At 18:13, Maple Leafs Patrick Marleau scored an empty-net goal, giving the Maple Leafs a 4-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 21 saves on 24 shots. Rask is now 3-6-2 with a 2.79 GAA and a .901 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, in shots 39-25, hits 30-29 and blocked shots 16-11. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 1-for-3.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 9 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 5 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Jake DeBrusk and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins. David Krejci, David Backes and Ryan Spooner are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Maple Leafs goalie Curtis McElhinney
2) Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk
3) Bruins forward Frank Vatrano

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-6-4 with 16 points this season and are in 6th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 3-3-4 in their last ten games and their home record is now 5-3-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the Anaheim Ducks, at 10pm ET.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Maple Leafs beat Bruins in overtime 3-2


Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs game recap video, on November 10, 2017.
Even with Bruins second-leading goal scorer Brad Marchand returning to the lineup and the Maple Leafs missing young star Auston Matthews from their lineup, on Friday night the Bruins found themselves blowing leads and eventually losing in overtime to the Maple Leafs 3-2.

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

In the second period, at 15:38, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 19:44, Maple Leafs (and Bruins killer) James Van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, at 14:30, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 19:00, Maple Leafs James Van Riemsdyk scored again, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, at 1:07, Maple Leafs Patrick Marleau scored to win the game for the Maple Leafs 3-2.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 30 saves on 33 shots. Khudobin is now 3-0-2 with a 2.60 GAA and a .923 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 35-33 and blocked shots 17-15. The Maple Leafs led the game in hits 25-23. Both teams had a 50% faceoff percentage. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 1-for-6.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 5 hits. Riley Nash, Tim Schaller and Brandon Carlo all led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Frank Vatrano and Rob O'Gara were scratched for the Bruins. David Krejci, David Backes and Ryan Spooner are on the IR.

On Thursday, Bruins forward Austin Czarnik was assigned to Providence (AHL).

Three stars of the game
1) Maple Leafs forward Patrick Marleau
2) ? (NHL.com didn't have one listed)
3) ? (NHL.com didn't have one listed)

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-5-4 with 16 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 4-2-4 in their last ten games and their road record is now 1-3-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 8pm ET.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Vesey and Lundqvist lead Rangers to win over Bruins


Boston Bruins @ New York Rangers game recap video, on November 8, 2017.
On Wednesday, Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and forward Jimmy Vesey led the Rangers to a 4-2 win over the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 9:53, Rangers Pavel Buchnevich scored, giving the Rangers a 1-0 lead. At 10:14, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 9th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. At 14:41, Rangers Jimmy Vesey scored, giving the Rangers a 2-1 lead. At 15:10, Rangers Jimmy Vesey scored again, giving the Rangers a 3-1 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 6:44, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 3rd goal of the season, cutting the Rangers lead to 3-2. At 19:52, Rangers Rick Nash scored an empty-net goal, giving the Rangers a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 29 saves on 32 shots. Rask is now 3-5-2 with a 2.76 GAA and a .903 save percentage this season.

The Rangers led the game with hits 23-15 and blocked shots 21-13. Both teams had a 50% faceoff percentage and 33 shots each. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Rangers went 0-for-1.

Jordan Szwarz, Danton Heinen and Tim Schaller all led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Sean Kuraly and Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Torey Krug and Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Brad Marchand (lower-body injury) and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins. David Krejci, David Backes, Ryan Spooner and Noel Acciari are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist
2) Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey
3) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-5-3 with 15 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday, when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7pm ET.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Bruins hang on for 5-3 win over Wild


Minnesota Wild @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 6, 2017.
The Bruins had a 4-1 lead at one point against the Minnesota Wild tonight but made mistakes that let the Wild get back into the game. The Bruins though were able to hold on for a 5-3 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 4:53, Wild's Nino Niederreiter scored, giving the Wild a 1-0 lead. At 10:23, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. At 12:42, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 12:50, Bruins Matt Beleskey dropped the gloves and was going to fight Wild's Matt Dumba but Wild's Luke Kunin dropped the gloves and jumped in instead and they had a quick bout.

In the second period, at 5:34, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. At 7:43, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead.

In the third period, at 1:33, Wild's Mikael Granlund scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-2. At 15:56, Wild's Eric Staal scored a short-handed goal cutting the Bruins lead to 4-3. At 19:03, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 3-4-2 with a 2.73 GAA and a .903 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-27. The Wild led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage, hits 37-24 and blocked shots 12-6. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Wild went 0-for-1.

Tim Schaller led the Bruins with 5 shots. Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 5 hits. Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Brad Marchand (lower-body injury), Paul Postma and Anton Khudobin were scratched for the Bruins. David Krejci, David Backes, Ryan Spooner and Noel Acciari are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins captain Zdeno Chara
2) Bruins forward Frank Vatrano
3) Bruins forward Jordan Szwarz

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-4-3 with 15 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 5-2-3 in their last ten games and their home record is now 5-2-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the New York Rangers, at 8pm ET.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Tom Wilson leads Capitals over Bruins 3-2


Washington Capitals @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 4, 2017.
It always feels like other team's third and fourth line players have their best games when playing against the Bruins and that's what happened tonight. Capitals Tom Wilson, who is known for throwing big hits, cheapshots and fists, scored two goals, which was the first time in his career he scored two goals in one game, to lead the Capitals over the Bruins 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 7:01, Capitals Tom Wilson scored, giving the Capitals a 1-0 lead. At 13:06, Capitals Alex Ovechkin scored, giving the Capitals a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, at 3:37, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 7th goal of the season, cutting the Capitals lead to 2-1. At 18:50, Capitals Tom Wilson scored, giving the Capitals a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, at 17:28, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Capitals lead to 3-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 2-4-2 with a 2.70 GAA and a .905 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage, shots 33-27 and hits 25-23. The Capitals led the game in blocked shots 13-8. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Capitals went 0-for-2.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 6 shots. Tim Schaller led the Bruins with 4 hits. Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

David Krejci, Frank Vatrano and Anton Khudobin were scratched for the Bruins. David Backes, Ryan Spooner and Noel Acciari are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Danton Heinen
2) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
3) Capitals goalie Braden Holtby

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 5-4-3 with 13 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 4-3-3 in their last ten games and their home record is now 4-2-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they host the Minnesota Wild, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Bruins beat Golden Knights 2-1


Vegas Golden Knights @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 2, 2017.
On Thursday the Bruins came away with a 2-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights as Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask and forward Sean Kuraly led the way.

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

In the second period, at 3:24, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 9:34, Golden Knights Cody Eakin scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, at 9:53, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 1st goal of the season, his first career regular season goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 28 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 2-3-2 with a 2.65 GAA and a .907 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage. The Golden Knights led the game in shots 29-28, hits 30-28 and blocked shots 20-13. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Golden Knights went 0-for-3.

Sean Kuraly led the Bruins with 4 shots. Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 7 hits. Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Player moves
On Wednesday, the Bruins announced that forward David Backes will undergo surgery on Thursday, to remove a portion of his colon. The expected recovery time is approximately 8 weeks. The Bruins also recalled forward Jordan Szwarz and goalie Zane McIntyre from Providence (AHL) on an emergency basis.

Today, the Bruins announced that they placed forward David Backes on injured reserve and recalled forward Austin Czarnik from Providence (AHL) on an emergency basis.

David Krejci, Frank Vatrano and Anton Khudobin were scratched for the Bruins. David Backes, Ryan Spooner and Noel Acciari are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Sean Kuraly
2) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 5-3-3 with 13 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 4-3-3 in their last ten games and their home record is now 4-1-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Washington Capitals, at 7pm ET.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Blue Jackets beat Bruins in shootout


Boston Bruins @ Columbus Blue Jackets game recap video, on October 30, 2017.
The Bruins found themselves down 3-0 in the second period but they found a way to tie the game up in the third period. The game would go to a shootout where Blue Jackets Oliver Bjorkstrand would win it for the Jackets 4-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 1:59, Blue Jackets David Savard scored, giving the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead. At 17:08, Blue Jackets Boone Jenner scored, giving the Blue Jackets a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, 40 seconds into the period, Bruin captain Zdeno Chara dropped the gloves with Blue Jackets Josh Anderson. At 8:27, Blue Jackets Tyler Motte scored, giving the Blue Jackets a 3-0 lead. At 15:37, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Blue Jackets lead to 3-1.

In the third period, at 14:36, Bruins Kevan Miller instigated a fight with Blue Jackets Oliver Bjorkstrand after he hit Bruins Torey Krug that sent him down awkwardly. At 10:26, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 2nd goal of the season, cutting the Blue Jackets lead to 3-2. At 11:47, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Blue Jackets Artemi Panarin scored in the 3rd round; Blue Jackets Oliver Bjorkstrand scored in the 5th round to win the game 4-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 29 saves on 32 shots. Rask is now 1-3-2 with a 2.93 GAA and a .896 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 32-26. The Blue Jackets led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage, in shots 32-30 and blocked shots 19-17. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 0-for-5.

Patrice Bergeron, David Backes and Jake DeBrusk all led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 8 hits.

David Krejci and Matt Beleskey were scratched for the Bruins. Ryan Spooner and Noel Acciari are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin
2) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
3) Blue Jackets forward Tyler Motte

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 4-3-3 with 11 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins road record is now 1-2-1 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Vegas Golden Knights, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Kings beat Bruins with less than a second left in overtime


Los Angeles Kings @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on October 28, 2017.
Only something like losing a game with less than a second left would happen to the Bruins it seems and that happened tonight as the Kings defeated the Bruins 2-1 in overtime in the final second. Unbelievable.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 5:27, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 7th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 9:01, Kings Tyler Toffoll scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, with less than a second left, Kings Tyler Toffoll scored, winning it 2-1 for the Kings.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 28 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 1-3-1 with a 2.97 GAA and a .894 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 20-10. The Kings led the game in hits 35-34. Both teams had 30 shots. Both teams went 0-for-2 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. David Backes and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Brandon Carlo and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots each.

David Krejci and Matt Beleskey were scratched for the Bruins. Ryan Spooner and Noel Acciari are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Kings forward Tyler Toffoll
2) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
3) Kings goalie Jonathan Quick

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 4-3-2 with 10 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins home record is now 3-1-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Khudobin and Heinen lead Bruins to win over Sharks


San Jose Sharks @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on October 26, 2017.
The Bruins were missing forward David Kreji again tonight against the San Jose Sharks but no worries as today's call-up forward Danton Heinen scored both goals for the Bruins as he and Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin led the team to victory. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was backing up Khudobin tonight.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 9:41, Bruins Danton Heinen scores his 1st goal of the season, his 1st career NHL goal, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 10:40, Sharks Joe Thornton scored a power-play goal tying the game 1-1. At 13:27, Bruins Danton Heinen scores his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 36 saves on 37 shots. Khudobin is now 3-0-1 with a 2.52 GAA and a .926 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 16-14. The Sharks led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, shots 37-33 and hits 24-22. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Sharks went 1-for-6.

Frank Vatrano and Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Sean Kuraly and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Riley Nash, Patrice Bergeron and Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

David Krejci and Matt Beleskey were scratched for the Bruins. Ryan Spooner and Noel Acciari are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Danton Heinen
2) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin
3) Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 4-3-1 with 9 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins home record is now 3-1-1 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Los Angeles Kings, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sabres beat Bruins in overtime 5-4


Buffalo Sabres @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on October 21, 2017.
The Bruins once had a 4-1 lead against the Buffalo Sabres tonight but they blew that lead and ended up losing in overtime 5-4. This is going to happen with a team playing a lot of young players and with their starting goalie out.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 13:16, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 15:05, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, at 0:37, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. At 8:01, Sabres Jason Pominville scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-1. At 11:22, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead. At 16:07, Sabres Jack Eichel scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-2.

In the third period, at 6:55, Sabres Benoit Pouliot scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-3. At 17:52, Sabres Evander Kane scored, tying the game 4-4.

In overtime, Sabres Ryan O'Reilly scored, winning the game 5-4 for the Sabres.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 37 saves on 42 shots. Khudobin is now 2-0-1 with a 2.97 GAA and a .910 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, hits 34-31 and blocked shots 18-15. The Sabres led the game in shots 42-31. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-2.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 7 hits. Zdeno Chara and Rob O'Gara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

David Krejci, Kevan Miller and Tuukka Rask were scratched for the Bruins. Ryan Spooner and Noel Acciari are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Bruins forward David Pastrnak

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 3-3-1 with 7 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins home record is now 2-1-1 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the San Jose Sharks, at 7pm ET.

Friday, October 20, 2017

McQuaid expected to miss 8 weeks

Adam McQuaid
Today it was announced that Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid is scheduled to have surgery on October 23rd for his broken right fibula. McQuaid is expected to miss 8 weeks.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bergeron returns, Bruins beat Canucks


Vancouver Canucks @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on October 19, 2017.
Bruins fans have been waiting for this, maybe even Bruins players were too, as #37 Patrice Bergeron returned to the lineup tonight against the Vancouver Canucks. Bergeron led the way with 4 points (1 goal and 3 assists) in his season debut. Bruins David Backes also returned to the lineup and made his season debut too.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 2:58, Canucks Derek Dorsett scored, giving the Canucks a 1-0 lead. At 3:29, Bruins Anders Bjork scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. At 6:13, Canucks Erik Gudbranson boarded Bruins Frank Vatrano from behind into the boards, Bruins Tim Schaller dropped the gloves with Gudbranson, then Gudbranson was thrown out of the game with a game misconduct for the hit. At 9:03, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 9:26, Bruins Anders Bjork scored his 3rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. At 10:40, Bruins David Krejci scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead. At 19:18, Bruins Kevan Miller dropped the gloves with Canucks Derek Dorsett.

In the second period, at 10:05, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-1 lead. At 16:06, Bruins killer/Canucks Thomas Vanek scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 5-2. At 16:40, Bo Horvat scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 5-3.

In the third period, at 11:53, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 6-3 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 26 saves on 29 shots. Khudobin is now 2-0-0 with a 2.16 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 35-29 and blocked shots 15-11. The Canucks led the game in hits 22-21. Both teams had a 50% faceoff percentage. The Bruins went 4-for-8 on the power-play while the Canucks went 1-for-6.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Tim Schaller led the Bruins with 4 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Paul Postma, Tuukka Rask, Ryan Spooner (IR) and Noel Acciari (IR) were scratched for the Bruins.

Injuries and roster moves
Before the game it was announced that the Bruins assigned forward Peter Cehlarik to Providence (AHL) and that goalie Zane McIntyre was recalled from Providence (AHL) on an emergency basis. The Bruins also announced that goalie Tuukka Rask is out with a concussion after a collision during Wednesday's practice.

Video: Bergeron says he felt better as game went on

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
2) Bruins forward Anders Bjork
3) Bruins forward Brad Marchand

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 3-3-0 with 6 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins home record is now 2-1-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Buffalo Sabres, at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ryan Spooner out 4-6 weeks

Ryan Spooner
Today it was announced that Bruins forward Ryan Spooner will be out for 4-6 weeks because of a right groin adductor tear, which he suffered in the game vs the Vegas Golden Knights.

Bruins send down and call up players

Yesterday the Bruins announced that they assigned forwards Austin Czarnik and Danton Heinen to Providence (AHL). Czarnik played in 2 games so far this season and had 0 points and 0 shots. Heinen played in 3 games so far this season and had 3 assists and 8 shots.

Today the Bruins announced that they have recalled forwards Kenny Agostino and Peter Cehlarik from Providence (AHL). For Providence this season, Agostino played in 3 games and has 2 goals and 5 assists for 7 points. For Providence this season, Cehlarik played in 3 games and has 2 goals and 3 assists for 5 points.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Ex-Bruin Subban gets 1st win vs Bruins


Boston Bruins @ Vegas Golden Knights game recap video, on October 15, 2017.
You had a feeling losing goalie Malcolm Subban off waivers and not getting anything in return for him was going to hurt the Bruins at some point, well it has already. Malcolm Subban started tonight for the Vegas Golden Knights and earned his first career NHL win over the team that let him go for nothing. Subban stopped 21 of the 22 shots he faced, as the Bruins didn't get many scoring opportunities as the Golden Knights played a good game. The Bruins defense needs some serious help but we've been saying that for a few years now. The loss of Patrice Bergeron to injury has shown to be huge so far this season, no surprise there. The Bruins start a 4-game home trip starting on Thursday when they take on the Vancouver Canucks.

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

In the second period, at 14:38, Golden Knights Alex Tuch scored, giving the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead. At 17:46, Golden Knights Vadim Shipachyov scored, giving the Golden Knights a 2-0 lead.

In the third period, at 19:30, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 3rd goal of the season, cutting the Golden Knights lead to 2-1. At 19:46, Golden Knights Oscar Lindberg scored an empty-net goal, giving the Golden Knights a 3-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 1-3-0 with a 3.30 GAA and a .882 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 21-19 and blocked shots 13-10. The Golden Knights led the game with a 67% faceoff percentage and shots 26-22. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Golden Knights went 0-for-4.

Brad Marchand, Jake DeBrusk and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Matt Beleskey and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Jake DeBrusk led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Adam McQuaid and Ryan Spooner got injured in the game.

Patrice Bergeron, Austin Czarnik, David Backes (IR), Noel Acciari (IR) and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Golden Knights forward Alex Tuch
2) Golden Knights goalie Malcolm Subban
3) Golden Knights forward Vadim Shipachyov

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 2-3-0 with 4 points this season and are in 6th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins road record is now 1-2-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Vancouver Canucks, at 7pm ET.

Chara and Khudobin lead Bruins to 6-2 win over Coyotes


Boston Bruins @ Arizona Coyotes game recap video, on October 14, 2017.
On Saturday night, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara and backup goalie Anton Khudobin lead the Bruins to a big 6-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes. After two subpar games vs the Colorado Avalanche it was good to see the team get on track and get two points in this game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 15:31, Coyotes Mario Kempe scored, giving the Coyotes a 1-0 lead. At 16:07, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, at 1:39, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 5:03, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. At 16:21, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead.

In the third period, at 16:25, Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-2. At 16:48, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-2 lead. At 18:37, Bruins Anders Bjork scored his 1st goal of the season, also his 1st career NHL goal, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 6-2 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 29 saves on 31 shots. Khudobin is now 1-0-0 with a 1.52 GAA and a .950 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage. The Coyotes led the game in shots 31-29 and blocked shots 17-13. Both teams had 34 hits. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Coyotes went 1-for-3.

Danton Heinen led the Bruins with 5 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 9 hits and 4 blocked shots.

Patrice Bergeron, Frank Vatrano, David Backes (IR), Noel Acciari (IR) and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins captain Zdeno Chara
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Coyotes forward Mario Kempe

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 2-2-0 with 4 points this season and are in 6th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins road record is now 1-1-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tonight (Sunday), when they visit the Vegas Golden Knights, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Avalanche beat Bruins 6-3


Boston Bruins @ Colorado Avalanche game recap video, on October 11, 2017.
On Wednesday the Bruins fell behind to the Avalanche by three goals in the second period and despite the Bruins effort to claw their way back to a 4-3 game in the third period, the Avalanche put the game away with two empty-net goals to beat the Bruins 6-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 6:59 Bruins Matt Beleskey dropped the gloves with Avalanche Mark Barberio. At 8:19 Avalanche Alexander Kerfoot scored, giving the Avalanche a 1-0 lead. At 17:08 Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, at 1:00 Avalanche Nail Yakupov scored, giving the Avalanche a 2-1 lead. At 12:37 Avalanche Sven Andrighetto scored a power-play goal, giving the Avalanche a 3-1 lead. At 12:42 Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Avalanche Nikita Zadorov with McQuaid getting the better of that fight. Earlier McQuaid pushed Avalanche Tyson Jost from behind into the boards so that's why this fight happened (McQuaid taking the consequences for his bad hit, unlike a lot of other NHL players). At 15:43 Avalanche Matt Duchene scored, giving the Avalanche a 4-1 lead.

In the third period, at 11:30 Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 1st goal of the season, cutting the Avalanche lead to 4-2. Bruins rookie Danton Heinen recorded an assist on Schaller's goal, which was Heinen's first career NHL point. At 12:57 Bruins Torey Krug scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Avalanche lead to 4-3. At 18:26 Avalanche Sven Andrighetto scored an empty-net goal, giving the Avalanche a 5-3 lead. At 18:50 Avalanche Tyson Jost scored an empty-net goal, giving the Avalanche a 6-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started the game played in net for two periods and made 22 saves on 26 shots. Backup goalie Anton Khudobin played the third period and stopped all 9 shots he faced. Rask got the loss and is now 1-2-0 with a 3.75 GAA and a .870 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage. The Avalanche led the game in shots 37-23, hits 15-14 and blocked shots 17-15. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Avalanche went 1-for-5.

David Pastrnak and Torey Krug both finished the game a team worst -3. David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 4 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 hits. Riley Nash led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Patrice Bergeron, David Backes (IR), Noel Acciari (IR), Austin Czarnik and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Avalanche forward Nail Yakupov
2) Avalanche forward Matt Duchene
3) Bruins forward Brad Marchand

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 1-2-0 with 2 points this season and are in 6th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins road record is now 0-1-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the Arizona Coyotes, at 9pm ET.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Bruins recall Danton Heinen and Ryan White joins with PTO

 
Danton Heinen and Ryan White
Yesterday it was announced that the Bruins have recalled forward Danton Heinen from Providence (AHL) and forward Ryan White joined the team on a Professional Tryout Agreement (PTO).

My initial thoughts on the Bruins adding Ryan White was why, what the f... and that hasn't changed. If you remember White use to play for the Montreal Canadiens and is nothing more than a fourth liner who gives cheapshots and plays wreckless. Especially with all of the penalties now being called in the NHL, he is going to do nothing but hurt the team.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Avalanche shutout Bruins 4-0


Colorado Avalanche @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on October 9, 2017.
Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov led the Avalanche to a 4-0 win over the Bruins in an early afternoon game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 4:41 Avalanche Sven Andrighetto scored, giving the Avalanche a 1-0 lead. At 13:22, Avalanche J.T. Compher scored a short-handed goal, giving the Avalanche a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 6:07 Avalanche Nail Yakupov scored, giving the Avalanche a 3-0 lead. At 19:16 Avalanche Nail Yakupov was awarded an empty-net goal after the net came off, giving the Avalanche a 4-0 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 22 shots. Rask is now 1-1-0 with a 3.00 GAA and a .882 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 71% faceoff percentage, shots 29-23 and hits 22-19. The Avalanche led the game in blocked shots 14-11. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Avalanche went 0-for-1.

Anders Bjork and Jake DeBrusk led the Bruins with a team-worse -3 rating. Sean Kuraly and Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 hits. Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Patrice Bergeron, David Backes and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov
2) Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson
3) Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 1-1-0 with 2 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins home record is now 1-1-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the Colorado Avalanche, at 9:30pm ET.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Bruins youngsters lead 4-3 win on opening night


Nashville Predators @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on October 5, 2017.
As Bruins star veterans Patrice Bergeron and David Backes were out of the lineup for opening night against the Nashville Predators tonight, Bruins rookies and veterans stepped up and came away with a 4-3 win over last season's Western Conference Champions.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 8:37, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Rookie defenseman Charlie McAvoy recorded an assist on Pastrnak's goal, his first career NHL regular season point. At 10:56, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Predators Cody McLeod. At 19:49, Predators Viktor Arvidsson scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, at 5:48, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 1st goal of the season, which was also his first career NHL goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Rookie forward Anders Bjork recorded an assist on DeBrusk's goal, his first career NHL point. Later at 15:43, Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored his 1st goal of the season, also his first career NHL goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, at 17:07, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 1st goal of the season, an empty-net goal/short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead. At 18:12, Predators Scott Hartnell scored, a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-2. At 19:25, Predators Filip Forsberg scored, a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 1-0-0 with a 3.00 GAA and a .897 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 57% faceoff percentage and in shots 32-29. The Predators led the game in hits 25-23 and blocked shots 10-7. The Bruins went 1-for-5 on the power-play while the Predators went 2-for-7.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 3 points (all assists). Anders Bjork and Jake DeBrusk both led the Bruins with a +2 rating. Jake DeBrusk and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits. Tim Schaller and Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Patrice Bergeron (day-to-day with a lower body injury), David Backes (diagnosed with diverticulitis and is expected to be out for at least 3-to-4 weeks) and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward David Krejci
2) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
3) Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 1-0-0 with 2 points this season. The Bruins home record is now 1-0-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is Monday, when they host the Colorado Avalanche, at 1pm ET.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Bruins lose Malcolm Subban to waivers

Malcolm Subban
Today it was announced that Bruins goalie Malcolm Subban was claimed off waivers by the Las Vegas Knights. Good luck to you Subban in your hockey future.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bruins re-sign David Pastrnak to 6-year contract

David Pastrnak
David Pastrnak
Today, the Bruins announced that they have signed forward David Pastrnak to a 6-year contract worth an average annual value of $6.67 million. Last season, Pastrnak played in 75 games, scored 34 goals and had 36 assists for a total of 70 points; finished as +11 and had 34 PIMs.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Bruins re-sign Ryan Spooner

Ryan Spooner
Ryan Spooner
On Wednesday the Bruins announced that they have re-signed forward Ryan Spooner to a 1-year contract worth $2,825,000. This past season, Spooner played in 78 games, scored 11 goals and 28 assists for 39 points. He finished with a -8 plus/minus rating, had 14 PIMs, took 145 shots, and had a 39% faceoff winning percentage.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bruins re-sign Austin-Czarnik

Austin Czarnik
Austin Czarnik
Today it was announced that the Bruins have re-signed forward Austin Czarnik to a one-year two-way contract, worth $675K at the NHL level. Last season, Czarnik played in 49 games for the Bruins, scored 5 goals and had 8 assists for a total of 13 points. He finished with a -10 rating, 12 PIMs and a 7.6 shooting percentage.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Bruins re-sign goalies McIntyre and Subban

Zane McIntyreMalcolm Subban
Zane McIntyre and Malcolm Subban
On Friday it was announced that the Bruins have re-signed goalies Zane McIntyre and Malcolm Subban each to a 2-year, two-way contract worth $650K at the NHL level. Both goalies got some playtime at the NHL level last season but they didn't stick around for the full season. McIntyre played in 8 games (3 starts), had a 0-4-0-1 record with a 3.96 GAA and a .858 save percentage. Subban started/played in 1 game, had a 0-1-0 record with a 5.81 GAA and a .813 save percentage.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Bruins re-sign Tim Schaller to 1-year contract

Tim Schaller
Tim Schaller
On Wednesday it was announced that the Bruins have re-signed forward Tim Schaller to a 1-year contract worth $775K. Last season, Schaller played in 59 games for the Bruins, scored 7 goals and had 7 assists for 14 points, while also racking up 23 PIMs.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Bruins sign Agostino, Postma and Szwarz

Kenny AgostinoPaul PostmaJordan Szwarz
Kenny Agostino, Paul Postma and Jordan Szwarz
Saturday was day one of free agency in the NHL and the Boston Bruins made no big signings, just three minor depth signings. We will have to wait and see if any of these players will make the opening night roster.

Today the Bruins signed forward Kenny Agostino to a 1-year one-way contract worth $875K; defenseman Paul Postma to a 1-year one-way contract worth $725K; and forward Jordan Szwarz to a 1-year two-way contract worth $650K at the NHL level.

Kenny Agostino is 6'0", 202 pounds, 25 years old, born in Morristown, NJ, USA, shoots left, and was drafted in 2010 by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 5th round (140th overall). Agostino has played in a total of 17 NHL regular season games with the Calgary Flames and St. Louis Blues. He has 2 goals and 3 assists for 5 points in those 17 games.

Paul Postma is 6'3", 195 pounds, 28 years old, born in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, shoots right, and was drafted in 2007 by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 7th round (205th overall). Postma has played in a total of 191 NHL regular season games with Atlanta/Winnipeg. He has 10 goals and 24 assists for 34 points in those 191 games.

Jordan Szwarz is 5'11", 200 pounds, 26 years old, born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, shoots right, and was drafted in 2009 by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 4th round (97th overall). Szwarz has played in a total of 35 NHL regular season games with Phoenix/Arizona. He has 4 goals and 0 assists for 4 points in those 35 games.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Bruins sign Noel Acciari to 2-year contract

Noel Acciari
Noel Acciari
Yesterday it was announced that the Bruins have signed forward Noel Acciari to a 2-year one-way contract worth an average annual value of $725K. Last season, Acciari played in 29 games, scored 2 goals and recorded 3 assists for 5 points.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Bruins picks in 2017 NHL Entry Draft


Urho Vaakanainen goes to the Boston Bruins at #18 overall in 2017 NHL Draft, on June 23, 2017.
The 2017 NHL Draft was on June 23rd and 24th and the Bruins were quiet on the trade-front unlike a lot of other teams making deals, but the Bruins had six selections in this years draft. Here are the Bruins 2017 draft selections:

Round 1 selection
Urho Vaakanainen, 18th overall pick, defenseman, 6'1", 188 pounds, 18 years old, Finland native, and shoots left.

Round 2 selection
Jack Studnicka, 53rd overall pick, forward, 6'0", 171 pounds, 18 years old, Michigan, USA native, and shoots right.

Round 4 selection
Jeremy Swayman, 111th overall pick, goalie, 6'2", 187 pounds, 18 years old, Alaska, USA native, and catches left.

Round 6 selection
Cédric Paré, 173rd overall pick, forward, 6'2", 205 pounds, 18 years old, from Levis, Quebec, and shoots left.

Round 7 selections
Victor Berglund, 195th overall pick, defenseman, 6'0", 165 pounds, 17 years old, from Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, and shoots right.

Daniel Bukac, 204th overall pick, defenseman, 6'4", 185 pounds, 18 years old, from Most, Czech Republic, and shoots right.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bruins lose Colin Miller in Expansion Draft

Colin Miller
On Wednesday the NHL Expansion Draft for the Vegas Golden Knights was held and they selected Bruins defenseman Colin Miller. Over the past two seasons, Miller played in 103 season games for the Bruins, totaling 9 goals and 20 assists for 29 points, and racking up 94 PIMs. Good luck to you Colin, we wish you nothing but the best!

Patrice Bergeron won the 2017 Frank J. Selke Trophy

Bruins Patrice Bergeron wins the 2017 Frank J. Selke Trophy
Yesterday Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron won the 2017 Frank J. Selke Trophy, which every year is awarded to the "forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game." Bergeron beat out Ducks forward Ryan Kesler and Wild forward Mikko Koivu.

This is Bergeron's sixth straight season being named as a finalist for the 2017 Frank J. Selke Trophy. This is also Bergeron's fourth time winning the 2017 Frank J. Selke Trophy, which ties Montreal's Hall of Fame forward Bob Gainey, as the only two players in NHL history to win the award four times.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bruins hire Kevin Dean as an assistant coach

Yesterday the Bruins announced that they hired Kevin Dean as an assistant coach of the Boston Bruins.

Dean's promotion comes one season after being named head coach of the Providence Bruins, Boston's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. In his first season at the helm of the P-Bruins, Dean led the team to a 43-23-6 (96 points) record, yielding a berth in the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs. In his playoff debut behind the bench as head coach, the P-Bruins advanced all the way to the Eastern Conference Final where they fell to the Syracuse Crunch (4-1) after topping the Wilkes/Barre/Scranton Penguins in Round 1 (3-2) and Hershey Bears in Round 2 (4-3). It was the P-Bruins first Eastern Conference Finals appearance since 2009.

Dean spent five seasons as an assistant coach of Providence Bruins (2011-16), where the team compiled a 207-128-45 record in 380 games, including winning seasons in all five years. During his tenure as assistant coach, the team reached the playoffs four times, missing the playoffs just once during the 2011-12 campaign.

The 48-year-old native of Madison, WI, also spent five seasons as a coach in the New Jersey Devils organization, including four seasons as an assistant coach for the Lowell Devils (AHL) and one season as head coach of the Trenton Devils (ECHL).
Source; nhl.com

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Bruins sign Anders ‪Bjork to 3-year contract

Anders Bjork
On Tuesday, the Bruins announced that they have signed forward Anders ‪Bjork to a 3-year entry-level contract, beginning with the 2017-18 season.

Bjork was selected by the Bruins in the 5th round (146th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Bjork served as an alternate captain for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2016-17, finishing the year with 21 goals and 31 assists for 52 points - all career highs - with 16 penalty minutes and a plus-17 rating. The 5-foot-11, 183-pound forward helped lead Notre Dame to a Frozen Four appearance for the first time since 2011. At the conclusion of the season, ‪Bjork was selected to the Hockey East First All-Star Team and was named a Hobey Baker Award (NCAA Top Collegiate Player) finalist. As a sophomore in 2015-16, the forward was selected to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team after posting 12 goals and 23 assists for a team-high 35 points with eight penalty minutes and a career-high plus-28 rating in 35 games. ‪Bjork appeared in 41 games with Notre Dame as a freshman in 2014-15, tallying seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points with 14 penalty minutes.
Source: nhl.com

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Marc Savard talks about the concussion hell he went through

Marc Savard
If you're a Bruins fan and haven't read the article that ex-Bruins forward Marc Savard wrote on The Players' Tribune named "Hell and Back" then you better take a look and read it. Savard talks about the hit from Matt Cooke, what he went through, then returning to the Bruins, then the Matt Hunwick hit, and the hell that he went through each time with a concussion.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Upcoming Bruins free agents

In the coming months the Bruins will have to deal with their restricted free agents and unrestricted free agents. Below is a list of those upcoming free agents. The Bruins will also have to deal with the upcoming expansion draft, with the Vegas Golden Knights joining the NHL as the 31st team, where the Bruins can only protect eleven players (first and second year pros and unsigned draft picks are exempt and don't count towards the eleven players). The Bruins will definitely lose one player during the expansion draft but it could be more.

Restricted Free Agents
The Bruins players that will be restricted free agents are: forwards David Pastrnak, Noel Acciari, Tim Schaller, Ryan Spooner, and defenseman Joe Morrow.

Unrestricted Free Agents
The Bruins players that will be unrestricted free agents are: forwards Dominic Moore, Drew Stafford, and defenseman John-Michael Liles.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Bergeron and Rask surgery updates

Patrice BergeronTuukka Rask
On Tuesday, the Bruins announced that Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron and goalie Tuukka Rask had successful surgeries and should be ready for the start of the 2017-2018 NHL season. Bergeron underwent sports hernia repair on May 8th by Dr. Brian Busconi and Dr. Demetrius Litwin, while Rask underwent right groin surgery on May 9th by Dr. Peter Asnis.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bruce Cassidy named head coach of Bruins

Bruce Cassidy
On Wednesday the Bruins announced that Bruce Cassidy has been named the head coach of the Boston Bruins (the 28th head coach in Bruins history).

This past season, Cassidy led the Bruins to a 18-8-1 record, making the playoffs but getting beat in the first round. It will be interesting to see what Cassidy can do with this Bruins team with a full season.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bruins vs Senators game 6 summary


Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins, Game 6 recap video, on April 23, 2017.
Senators beat Bruins and win the series 4-2
The Senators got a gift power-play in overtime and finally capitalized on a power-play with a goal, beating the Bruins 3-2 in overtime to eliminate the Bruins from the playoffs.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Drew Stafford scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Senators Bobby Ryan scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Later, Senators Kyle Turris scored, giving the Senators a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, Senators Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal, winning the game 3-2 and ending the series.

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 2-4 with a 2.24 GAA and a .920 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage, in shots 30-29, hits 42-32 and blocked shots 16-8. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Senators went 2-for-5.

Drew Stafford led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 7 hits each. Kevan Miller and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Brandon Carlo, Tommy Cross, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jimmy Hayes, David Krejci, Torey Krug, Adam McQuaid and Ryan Spooner were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Senators forward Clarke MacArthur
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Senators goalie Craig Anderson

Bruins are done playing for now
The Senators won the series 4-2 and move on to face the New York Rangers in the next round.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Bruins vs Senators game 5 summary


Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators, Game 5 recap video, on April 21, 2017.
Bruins beat Senators in double overtime, still alive in series
After getting a goal taken away from them and later they should have been awarded a penalty shot (due to Senators Jean-Gabriel Pageau covering the puck with his glove in the goalie crease), the Bruins were able to stay alive with a double-overtime win with rookie Sean Kuraly providing the timely winner. Kuraly was in the lineup as coach Bruce Cassidy scratched forward Ryan Spooner, which turned out to be a great move. David Krejci was injured in the game with another uncalled knee-on-knee hit. After the game, Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said that there were some derogatory comments made at Krejci while he was coming off the ice, which got the Bruins going (so thank you to whoever that moron was on the Senators). Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask also came up big and made quite a few game-saving saves as the Bruins defense didn't make it easy for him.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Senators Mark Stone scored, giving the Senators a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, 30 seconds into the period, Senators Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored, giving the Senators a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, cutting the Senators lead to 2-1. Later, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In the first overtime period, no scoring happened.

In the second overtime period, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, winning the game for the Bruins 3-2.

NHL changes rules for the Bruins
So this was the non-penalty shot call that should have been, but I guess the NHL changed their rules for this game...

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and made 41 saves on 43 shots. Rask is now 2-3 with a 2.14 GAA and a .924 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in hits 56-39. The Senators led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, in shots 43-39 and blocked shots 29-19. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-5.

Sean Kuraly and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 6 shots each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 9 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Brandon Carlo, Tommy Cross, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jimmy Hayes, Torey Krug, Adam McQuaid and Ryan Spooner were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Sean Kuraly
2) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
3) Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau

Onto the next one
The Senators lead the series 3-2. Game 6 is in Boston, on Sunday, at 3pm ET.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bruins vs Senators game 4 summary


Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins, Game 4 recap video, on April 19, 2017.
Senators take 3-1 series lead
Last night, the Senators came away with a big 1-0 win over the Bruins to take a strong 3-1 series lead.

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

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Senators Bobby Ryan scored, giving the Senators a 1-0 lead.

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 1-3 with a 2.44 GAA and a .913 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in hits 37-30 and blocked shots 12-11. The Senators led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and in shots 27-22. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-3.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 6 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 hits. Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Brandon Carlo, Tommy Cross, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jimmy Hayes, Torey Krug, Sean Kuraly, Adam McQuaid and Malcolm Subban were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Senators forward Bobby Ryan
2) Senators goalie Craig Anderson
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Senators now lead the series 3-1. Game 5 is in Ottawa, on Friday, at 7:30pm ET.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bruins vs Senators game 3 summary


Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins, Game 3 recap video, on April 17, 2017.
Senators blow big lead, end up winning in overtime
Last night, the Senators got out to a big 3-0 lead but the Bruins managed to tie it up 3-3 in the third period. The game went to overtime and the Senators got a gift power-play, when it should have been matching penalties, and were able to score on it to win the game 4-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Senators Mike Hoffman scored, giving the Senators a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Senators Derick Brassard scored, giving the Senators a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Senators Mike Hoffman scored a power-play goal, giving the Senators a 3-0 lead. Later, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, cutting the Senators lead to 3-1. Only 42 seconds later, Bruins David Backes scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, cutting the Senators lead to 3-2. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, Senators Bobby Ryan scored a power-play goal, winning the game for the Senators 4-3.

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and made 28 saves on 32 shots. Rask is now 1-2 with a 2.89 GAA and a .898 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in hits 44-38. The Senators led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage and shots 32-20. Both teams had 16 blocked shots. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Senators went 2-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 8 hits.

Matt Beleskey, Brandon Carlo, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jimmy Hayes, Torey Krug, Sean Kuraly, Adam McQuaid, Colin Miller and Malcolm Subban were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Senators forward Mike Hoffman
2) Senators forward Bobby Ryan
3) Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson

Onto the next one
The Senators now lead the series 2-1. Game 4 is in Boston, on Wednesday, at 7:30pm ET.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Bruins vs Senators game 2 summary


Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators, Game 2 recap video, on April 15, 2017.
Bruins blow lead, series tied 1-1
Today the Bruins had a chance to go up 2-0 in the series against the Ottawa Senators and it was looking really good for the Bruins after two periods as they had a 3-1 lead. Although the third period came and the Bruins looked to sit back and try to hold onto the two goal lead, and when that happens usually the Bruins blow leads. That is exactly what happened as the Senators tied the game 3-3 in the third period and went on to win the game in overtime 4-3. The series is now tied 1-1. The Bruins also lost another defenseman in the game as Adam McQuaid left in the first period and did not return.

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

In the second period, Bruins Drew Stafford scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, Senators Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, Senators Chris Wideman scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2. Later, Senators Derick Brassard scored, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Senators Dion Phaneuf scored, winning the game for the Senators 4-3.

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 1-1-0-0 with a 2.46 GAA and a .911 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in hits 53-51. The Senators led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 21-17. Both teams had 29 shots. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Senators went 1-for-4.

Drew Stafford led the Bruins with 4 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 7 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Noel Acciari, Brandon Carlo, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jimmy Hayes, David Krejci, Torey Krug, Colin Miller and Malcolm Subban were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf
2) Senators forward Clarke MacArthur
3) Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson

Onto the next one
The Bruins-Senators series is now tied 1-1. Game 3 is in Boston, on Monday, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bruins sign Joona Koppanen to 3-year entry-level contract

On Thursday, the Bruins announced that they have signed forward Joona Koppanen to a 3-year entry-level contract, beginning with the 2017-18 season. Koppanen was drafted by the Bruins in the 5th round, 135th overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

"Koppanen completed his second season with the Ilves Under-20 Team of the Junior A SM-liiga (top Finnish junior league) in 2016-17, posting 23 goals and 31 assists for 54 points with 18 penalty minutes and a plus-28 rating in 38 games. The 6-foot-5, 194-pound forward also skated in six playoff games, tallying two goals and four assists for six points with a plus-three rating. Koppanen appeared in 40 games in his first season with the Ilves Under-20 Team in 2015-16, compiling nine goals and 17 assists for 26 points with 14 penalty minutes and a plus-12 rating." Source: nhl.com

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bruins vs Senators game 1 summary


Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators, Game 1 recap video, on April 12, 2017.
Bruins take game 1
After a pretty even first period, the Senators dominated the second period and got a 1-0 lead, but the Bruins would score twice in the third period and hold on for a 2-1 win, and taking a 1-0 series lead. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask deserves a lot of credit for keeping the Bruins in the game, especially in the second period when the Bruins had zero shots and it was all Senators.

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

In the second period, Senators Bobby Ryan scored, giving the Senators a 1-0 lead. Bruins defenseman Colin Miller was injured from a knee-on-knee hit by Senators Mark Borowiecki and Miller did not return to the game. Somehow Borowiecki only got a 2-minute tripping minor for the knee-on-knee hit.

In the third period, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 1-0-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA and a .963 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins and Senators had a 50% faceoff percentage. The Senators led the game in shots 27-25, hits 35-27 and blocked shots 21-19. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-2.

Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 shots. David Backes and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

David Krejci was a late scratch for the game and forward Sean Kuraly played. Kuraly had 1 shot and 2 hits in 7:28 of ice time. Charlie McAvoy played in his first NHL game and didn't look out of place at all. McAvoy was a +1 with 1 hit and 2 blocked shots in 24:11 of ice time.

Noel Acciari, Brandon Carlo, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jimmy Hayes, David Krejci, Torey Krug, Zane McIntyre, and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Frank Vatrano
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Senators forward Bobby Ryan

Onto the next one
The Bruins lead the series 1-0. Game 2 is in Ottawa, on Saturday, at 7pm ET.

Bruins vs Senators season stats comparison

Here's a quick look at the season stats for both the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators.

Record  /  Points
Bruins: 44-31-7  /  95 points
Senators: 44-28-10  /  98 points

Home Record
Bruins: 23-17-1
Senators: 22-11-8

Away Record
Bruins: 21-14-6
Senators: 22-17-2

Shootout Record
Bruins: 2-3
Senators: 6-4

Goals For
Bruins: 234
Senators: 212

Goals Against
Bruins: 212
Senators: 214

Goal Difference
Bruins: +22
Senators: -2

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Bruins sign Charlie McAvoy to 3-year entry-level contract

Charlie McAvoy
On Monday, the Bruins announced that they have signed Boston University defenseman Charlie McAvoy to a 3-year entry-level contract, beginning with the 2016-17 season. McAvoy is expected to join the Boston Bruins for Monday's practice at Warrior Ice Arena.

McAvoy played in 4 games with the Providence Bruins (AHL), recorded 2 assists and was a +3. McAvoy was selected by the Bruins in the 1st round (14th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Bruins vs Senators playoffs schedule

The schedule for the Bruins first-round matchup against the Ottawa Senators is listed below.

Game 1: Bruins @ Senators
Wednesday, April 12th, at 7:00 PM ET
Networks: NHLN-US, SN, TVAS2, NESN

Game 2: Bruins @ Senators
Saturday, April 15th, at 3:00 PM ET
Networks: NBC, SN, TVAS

Game 3: Senators @ Bruins
Monday, April 17th, at 7:00 PM ET
Networks: CNBC, SN, TVAS, NESN

Game 4: Senators @ Bruins
Wednesday, April 19th, at 7:30 PM ET
Networks: USA, SN, TVAS, NESN

Game 5: Bruins @ Senators (if needed)
Friday, April 21st, at TBD
Networks: NESN

Game 6: Senators @ Bruins (if needed)
Sunday, April 23rd, at TBD
Networks: TBD

Game 7: Bruins @ Senators (if needed)
Wednesday, April 26th, at TBD
Networks: NESN

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Bruins 2016-2017 season stat leaders

The Bruins 2016-2017 regular season is now over and below are the team leaders for the main stat categories.
  • Forward Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 39 goals, 46 assists, 85 points, 81 PIMs, 8 game-winning goals, and 17.3% shooting percentage
  • Forward Brad Marchand and defenseman Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with a plus/minus of +18
  • Forward David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 10 power-play goals
  • Forwards Brad Marchand and Dominic Moore led the Bruins with 3 short-handed goals
  • Forward Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins 302 shots
  • Defenseman Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 5 fights
  • Goalie Tuukka Rask had a 37-20-0-5 record with a 2.23 GAA, a .915 save percentage and 8 shutouts
  • Goalie Anton Khudobin had a 7-6-0-1 record with a 2.64 GAA and a .904 save percentage

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Capitals rough up Bruins 3-1


Washington Capitals @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on April 8, 2017.
Earlier today the Washington Capitals showed just how much better they are than the Bruins as they put a 3-1 offensive and physical beating on the Bruins. This was the last game for the Bruins this season and their playoff opponent hasn't yet been set.

In the game, Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo left with an upper-body injury from an Alex Ovechkin hit that should have been a penalty but we all know stars get treated differently in the NHL (as you can also chop another player's finger off and not get penalized).

Quick game summary
In the first period, Capitals Marcus Johansson scored, giving the Capitals a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins Colin Miller scored his 6th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Less than a minute later, Capitals Kevin Shattenkirk scored, giving the Capitals a 2-1 lead. Later, Capitals Justin Williams scored, giving the Capitals a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Bruins Anton Khudobin started the game, played the first two periods, and did not return for the third period as he wasn't feeling good. Khudobin made 21 saves on 24 shots and got the loss in this one. Khudobin finished the season with a 7-6-0-1 record with a 2.64 GAA and a .904 save percentage. Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net in the third period, stopping all 8 shots he faced. Rask finished the season with a 37-20-0-5 with a 2.23 GAA and a .915 save percentage.

The Bruins led the game with a 58% faceoff percentage and hits 26-19. The Capitals led the game in shots 32-22 and blocked shots 15-13. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Capitals went 0-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron and David Backes led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Riley Nash led the Bruins with 5 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson made his NHL debut in this game, and was pretty quiet in 8:25 of ice time.

Brad Marchand, Jimmy Hayes, Noel Acciari, Torey Krug, Sean Kuraly and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 18-8-1 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Capitals forward Justin Williams
2) Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk
3) Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom

Bruins regular season is over
The Bruins finished the season 44-31-7 with 95 points and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 6-3-1 in their last 10 games and their home record is 23-17-1 this season.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Senators beat Bruins in shootout 2-1


Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on April 6, 2017.
Tonight the Bruins went to a shootout with the Ottawa Senators and forward Kyle Turris, who is always scoring against the Bruins, scored the only goal to win it 2-1 for the Senators.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Drew Stafford scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Senators Alex Burrows scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Senators Kyle Turris scored in the first round which turned out to be the game-winning goal.

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 37-20-0-5 with a 2.25 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 62% faceoff percentage, in shots 29-26 and blocked shots 13-8. The Senators led the game in hits 28-22. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-2.

Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 5 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 5 hits. Brandon Carlo and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Brad Marchand, Jimmy Hayes, Tim Schaller, Colin Miller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 18-7-1 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Senators goalie Craig Anderson
2) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
3) Senators forward Kyle Turris

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 44-30-7 with 95 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 6-3-1 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 23-16-1 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Washington Capitals, at 3pm ET.