Saturday, December 30, 2017

Rask, Bruins shutout Senators 5-0


Boston Bruins Game 37: Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators game recap video, on December 30, 2017.
On Saturday the Bruins played the Ottawa Senators again and this time they came away with a big 5-0 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 8:13, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 3:29, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 5:38, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. At 13:39, Bruins David Krejci scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead.

In the third period, at 1:11, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 11th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 5-0 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 25 shots he faced, earning his 2nd shutout of the season. Rask is now 13-8-3 with a 2.13 GAA and a .923 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-25 and blocked shots 20-13. The Senators led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage and in hits 46-29. The Bruins went 3-for-4 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-1.

Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 6 shots. David Backes and Sean Kuraly led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Anders Bjork, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Ryan Spooner
2) Bruins forward David Krejci
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 21-10-6 with 48 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-1-2 in their last ten games and their road record is now 8-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday (January 2nd), when they visit the New York Islanders, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Bruins blow lead, Capitals win in shootout


Boston Bruins Game 36: Boston Bruins @ Washington Capitals game recap video, on December 28, 2017.
On Thursday the Bruins visited the Washington Capitals and they came out strong with a two-goal lead in the first period. Then it went downhill as the Capitals came back to tie it up in the second period. In the third period, both teams scored making it 3-3 and the game would eventually go to a shootout where Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin would score the game-winning goal. The Bruins have now lost 12 straight games to the Capitals.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 1:23, Bruins David Backes scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 2:12, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 5:11, Bruins Sean Kuraly dropped the gloves with Capitals Brooks Orpik (yes he actually dropped the gloves this time) after Orpik laid out Bruins Tim Schaller with a big hit.

In the second period, at 12:31, Capitals Lars Eller scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. At 14:07, Capitals Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, at 7:19, Bruins David Backes scored his 7th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. At 11:22, Brett Connolly scored, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, in the 3rd round, Capitals Alex Ovechkin scored, and Bruins Riley Nash did not score, so the Capitals won the game 4-3.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 31 saves on 34 shots. Khudobin is now 8-2-3 with a 2.47 GAA and a .923 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage. The Capitals led the game in hits 37-14 and blocked shots 19-13. Both teams had 34 shots. The Bruins went 0-for-5 on the power-play while the Capitals went 1-for-4.

David Backes, Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk all led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Sean Kuraly led the Bruins with 3 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

David Krejci, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward David Backes
2) Capitals forward Lars Eller
3) Capitals forward Brett Connolly

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 20-10-6 with 46 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-1-2 in their last ten games and their road record is now 7-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the Ottawa Senators, at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Bruins pound Senators 5-1


Boston Bruins Game 35: Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 27, 2017.
On Wednesday night, the Bruins returned to action after the Christmas break and pounded the Ottawa Senators 5-1. The Bruins are now on a 5-game winning streak.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 5:22, Bruins Kevan Miller scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 8:28, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 9th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 15:01, Bruins Noel Acciari was hit from the blindside by Senators Fredrik Claesson and went down, then Bruins Tim Schaller instigated a fight with Claesson. Claesson received a match penalty, fighting major and game misconduct. Schaller received 2, 5, 10 for the fight. Acciari would later return to the game.

In the second period, at 1:25, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. At 3:49, Senators Thomas Chabot scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-1. At 14:43, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead.

In the third period, at 18:40, Bruins David Backes scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 12-8-3 with a 2.23 GAA and a .920 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 15-13. The Senators led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, in shots 26-23 and hits 18-14. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-1.

David Backes led the Bruins with 5 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 hits. Riley Nash led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

David Krejci, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Riley Nash
2) Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 20-10-5 with 45 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 8-1-1 in their last ten games and their home record is now 13-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Thursday), when they visit the Washington Capitals, at 7:30pm ET.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Bruins beat Red Wings 3-1


Boston Bruins Game 34: Detroit Red Wings @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 23, 2017.
On Saturday afternoon, the Bruins came away with a big 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 13:37, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 15th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 14:38, Red Wings Frans Nielsen scored a short-handed goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 6:11, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 9th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 19:46, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 10th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 30 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 11-8-3 with a 2.28 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 61% faceoff percentage. The Red Wings led the game in shots 31-26, hits 27-22 and blocked shots 16-12. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 0-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Ryan Spooner, Noel Acciari, Charlie McAvoy and Kevan Miller all led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

David Krejci, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins captain Zdeno Chara
2) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 19-10-5 with 43 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-2-1 in their last ten games and their home record is now 12-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they host the Ottawa Senators, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Bruins beat Jets in shootout 2-1


Boston Bruins Game 33: Winnipeg Jets @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 21, 2017.
The Bruins and Jets had a goalie duel that would go to a shootout and Bruins birthday-boy Charlie McAvoy scored the game-winning goal.

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

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 8:16, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 9:13, Jets Patrik Laine scored, tying the game 1-1.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Jets Bryan Little scored in the 1st round; Bruins David Pastrnak scored in the 4th round; and Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored the game-winning goal in the 8th round.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 37 saves on 38 shots. Rask is now 10-8-3 with a 2.34 GAA and a .916 save percentage this season.

The Jets led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, in shots 38-33, hits 28-26 and blocked shots 20-13. Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Sean Kuraly, Noel Acciari, Tim Schaller, Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy and Kevan Miller all led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

David Krejci, Riley Nash, Ryan Spooner and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins. Forward Colby Cave made his NHL debut but only had 1:10 of ice time and had 2 PIMs.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
2) Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy
3) Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 18-10-5 with 41 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-2-1 in their last ten games and their home record is now 11-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Detroit Red Wings, at 1pm ET.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Khudobin leads Bruins to 3-0 shutout over Sabres


Boston Bruins Game 32: Boston Bruins @ Buffalo Sabres game recap video, on December 19, 2017.
After playing last night, on Tuesday the Bruins visited the Buffalo Sabres and Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin led the team to a 3-0 shutout.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened. At 4:48, Bruins Kevan Miller dropped the gloves with Sabres Zach Bogosian, after Miller laid out another Sabres player with a big hit. Miller gets the decision in this one.

In the second period, at 10:14, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 8th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the third period, at 18:09, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 4th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 18:29, Bruins David Backes scored his 4th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and stopped all 36 shots he faced to earn his 1st shutout of the season. Khudobin is now 8-2-2 with a 2.45 GAA and a .923 save percentage this season.

The Sabres led the game with a 62% faceoff percentage, in shots 36-33, hits 25-13 and blocked shots 17-14. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-1.

Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 5 shots. Sean Kuraly, Noel Acciari, Brandon Carlo and Kevan Miller all led the Bruins with 2 hits each. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

David Krejci, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin
2) Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk
3) Bruins forward Brad Marchand

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 17-10-5 with 39 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-2-1 in their last ten games and their road record is now 7-5-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Winnipeg Jets, at 7pm ET.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Bruins offense explodes, beating Blue Jackets 7-2


Boston Bruins Game 31: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 18, 2017.
Wow, what a show the Bruins offense put on against the Columbus Blue Jacket on Monday night as they exploded with seven goals, beating the Blue Jackets 7-2. I don't know if it's because how bad the Blue Jackets played or not but the Bruins were pulling off some sweet moves that you think you would only see in NHL video games. Check out the recap video with the highlights. If that wasn't enough, Bruins rookie Charlie McAvoy got his first "Gordie Howe Hat Trick" in this game, as he scored a goal, got an assist and got into his first fight, what a night for him and the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 14:48, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 14th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 8:23, Bruins David Backes scored his 3rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 11:53, Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, at 0:53, Bruins Charlie McAvoy got into his first NHL fight with Blue Jackets Pierre-Luc Dubois, after McAvoy laid a hit on Dubois, which was called an illegal check to the head, and McAvoy handled himself ok as he's not a fighter anyways. At 8:32, Blue Jackets Josh Anderson scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-1. At 12:30, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 8th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead. At 15:44, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-1 lead. At 17:26, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 8th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 6-1 lead. At 18:50, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 7th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 7-1 lead. At 19:46, Blue Jackets Seth Jones scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 7-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 16 saves on 18 shots. Rask is now 9-8-3 with a 2.42 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 45-18. The Blue Jackets led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, in hits 23-22 and blocked shots 19-14. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 1-for-5.

Patrice Bergeron and Sean Kuraly led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Noel Acciari, Charlie McAvoy and Kevan Miller all led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

David Krejci, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Danton Heinen
2) Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy
3) Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-10-5 with 37 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 6-3-1 in their last ten games and their home record is now 10-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow/on Tuesday, when they visit the Buffalo Sabres, at 7:30pm ET.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Rangers beat Bruins in overtime 3-2


Boston Bruins Game 30: New York Rangers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 16, 2017.
On Saturday the Bruins hosted the New York Rangers and while they were able to come back and tie it up in the third period, the Rangers beat the Bruins in overtime 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 14:42, Rangers Michael Grabner scored, giving the Rangers a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 2:41, Rangers J.T. Miller scored a power-play goal, giving the Rangers a 2-0 lead. At 17:12, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 7th goal of the season, cutting the Rangers lead to 2-1.

In the third period, at 5:38, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 13th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, Rangers Mats Zuccarello scored a power-play goal, winning the game 3-2 for the Rangers.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 8-8-3 with a 2.44 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 62% faceoff percentage and in shots 35-28. The Rangers led the game in hits 24-19 and blocked shots 16-6. The Bruins went 1-for-7 on the power-play while the Rangers went 2-for-5.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 9 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Anders Bjork, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello
2) Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist
3) Bruins forward Brad Marchand

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-10-5 with 35 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 6-3-1 in their last ten games and their home record is now 9-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Capitals beat Bruins once again


Boston Bruins Game 29: Washington Capitals @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 14, 2017.
On Thursday night, the Bruins continued their losing streak to the Washington Capitals with their 11th straight loss to them, by losing 5-3. This game was not pretty for the Bruins and it definitely showed how bad their team defense can be at times.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 17:34, Capitals Jakub Vrana scored, giving the Capitals a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 4:22, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. At 12:05, Capitals Nicklas Backstrom scored a power-play goal, giving the Capitals a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, at 7:52, Capitals Alex Chiasson scored, giving the Capitals a 3-1 lead. At 11:31, Capitals Alex Chiasson scored a short-handed goal, giving the Capitals a 4-1 lead. At 16:20, Bruins David Krejci scored his 5th goal of the season, cutting the Capitals lead to 4-2. At 18:31, Capitals Alex Ovechkin scored an empty-net goal, giving the Capitals a 5-2 lead. At 19:33, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 7th goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Capitals lead to 5-3.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 17 saves on 21 shots. Khudobin is now 7-2-2 with a 2.67 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 58% faceoff percentage, shots 37-22 and hits 31-20. The Capitals led the game in blocked shots 15-11. The Bruins went 2-for-5 on the power-play while the Capitals went 1-for-4.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 7 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 6 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Ryan Spooner, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins. It was reported that the Bruins have placed forward Matt Beleskey on waivers to go to Providence (AHL), if nobody picks him up.

Three stars of the game
1) Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
2) Capitals forward Alex Chiasson
3) Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-10-4 with 34 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-3-0 in their last ten games and their home record is now 9-5-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the New York Rangers, at 5pm ET.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bruins beat Red Wings in overtime 3-2


Boston Bruins Game 28: Boston Bruins @ Detroit Red Wings game recap video, on December 13, 2017.
On Wednesday night, the Bruins took on the Detroit Red Wings and were able to tie the game 2-2 in the third period. Then in overtime, Bruins Brad Marchand showed his skills with a beautiful hard-working goal to win the game.

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

In the second period, at 9:15, Red Wings Tomas Tatar scored a power-play goal giving the Red Wings a 1-0 lead.

In the third period, at 3:02, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. At 11:34, Red Wings Dylan Larkin scored a short-handed goal, giving the Red Wings a 2-1 lead. At 18:34, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 15th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, at 0:35, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 12th goal of the season, winning the game 3-2 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 31 saves on 33 shots. Rask is now 8-8-2 with a 2.41 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Red Wings led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage, in shots 33-32 and blocked shots 20-8. Both teams had 25 hits. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 1-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 4 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Frank Vatrano and Kevan Miller were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
3) Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-9-4 with 34 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow/Thursday, when they host the Washington Capitals, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Bruins beat Islanders 3-1 in feisty game


Boston Bruins Game 27: New York Islanders @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 9, 2017.
Tonight the Bruins took on the New York Islanders and this game turned into a feisty game in the third period but the Bruins were able to hold on and come away with a big 3-1 win.

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

In the second period, at 10:51, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 11th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 4:03, Islanders Casey Cizikas nailed Bruins Charlie McAvoy with a big hit, which prompted Jake DeBrusk to instigate a fight with Cizikas. DeBrusk ended up getting 2-5-10 (17 PIMs in total) in his first NHL fight.

In the third period, at 0:26, Bruins Brad Marchand got a 5-minute interference major for hitting Islanders John Tavares up high and late. At 6:45, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 11:47, Bruins David Backes got a major for headbutting Islanders Andrew Ladd, video can be seen here. At 16:52, Islanders Anders Lee scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. At 19:18, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 6th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 30 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 7-8-2 with a 2.43 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 59% faceoff percentage, shots 33-31 and blocked shots 21-10. The Islanders led the game in hits 28-19. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Islanders went 0-for-4.

Sean Kuraly, Jake DeBrusk and Zdeno Chara all led the Bruins with 4 shots each. David Backes led the Bruins with 4 hits. Patrice Bergeron and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Noel Acciari, Matt Beleskey and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

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

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-9-4 with 32 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 8-2-0 in their last ten games and their home record is now 9-4-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the Detroit Red Wings, at 8pm ET.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Bruins offense comes alive, beat Coyotes 6-1


Boston Bruins Game 26: Arizona Coyotes @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 7, 2017.
Tonight the Bruins hosted the struggling Arizona Coyotes and came away with a strong 6-1 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 0:15, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 10th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 17:07, Coyotes Christian Dvorak scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, at 13:54, Bruins David Backes scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 19:06, Bruins David Backes scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, at 0:45, Bruins David Krejci scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead. At 17:56, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-1 lead. At 18:51, Bruins Anders Bjork scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 6-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 20 saves on 21 shots. Rask is now 6-8-2 with a 2.52 GAA and a .908 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage, shots 32-21 and blocked shots 11-6. The Coyotes led the game in hits 26-23. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Coyotes didn't have any power-plays.

Riley Nash led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 3 hits. Tim Schaller, Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug all led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Matt Beleskey, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward David Backes
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 13-9-4 with 30 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-3-0 in their last ten games and their home record is now 8-4-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the New York Islanders, at 7pm ET.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Bruins defense falls apart, lose to Predators


Boston Bruins Game 25: Boston Bruins @ Nashville Predators game recap video, on December 4, 2017.
Tonight the Bruins showed that when they play bad team defense, it doesn't matter who is in net, you won't win games, as they fell 5-3 to the Nashville Predators.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 1:26, Predators Craig Smith scored, giving the Predators a 1-0 lead. At 19:42, Predators Craig Smith scored again, giving the Predators a 2-0 lead

In the second period, at 2:15, Predators Nick Bonino scored, giving the Predators a 3-0 lead. At 4:10, Predators Kevin Fiala scored, giving the Predators a 4-0 lead. At 10:14, Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Predators lead to 4-1.

In the third period, at 4:33, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 3rd goal of the season, cutting the Predators lead to 4-2. At 5:48, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 14th goal of the season, cutting the Predators lead to 4-3. At 6:22, Predators Filip Forsberg scored, giving the Predators a 5-3 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin started the game in net but after allowing a the fourth goal, he was pulled in the second period and Tuukka Rask came in and played the rest of the game. Khudobin made 10 saves on 14 shots. Khudobin got the loss and is now 7-1-2 with a 2.53 GAA and a .922 save percentage this season. Rask made 10 saves on 11 shots, and now has a 2.62 GAA and a .906 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 40-25 and hits 19-15. The Predators led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 22-14. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Predators went 0-for-2.

David Pastrnak and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Tim Schaller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

David Backes got his 500th NHL point, with an assist on Zdeno Chara's goal.

Matt Beleskey, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Predators forward Craig Smith
2) Predators forward Kevin Fiala
3) Predators forward Kyle Turris

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 12-9-4 with 28 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 6-4-0 in their last ten games and their road record is now 5-5-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Arizona Coyotes, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Rask leads Bruins over struggling Flyers


Boston Bruins Game 24: Boston Bruins @ Philadelphia Flyers game recap video, on December 2, 2017.
This afternoon, the Bruins visited the struggling Philadelphia Flyers and the Bruins controlled most of the game with Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask playing strong in net, earning his 1st shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over the Flyers. Bruins Brad Marchand returned to the lineup, took a high hit in the first period, left the game but returned at the start of the second period and played a strong game, so hopefully he is ok.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 8:29, Bruins Kevan Miller and Flyers Wayne Simmonds dropped the gloves and had a good fight. Remember these two had words with each other in a pre-season game in September when Bruins David Krejci dropped the gloves with Flyers Nolan Patrick. At 14:30, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 6:38, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 13th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 10:44, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 9th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 28 shots he faced, earning his 1st shutout of the season. Rask is now 5-8-2 with a 2.65 GAA and a .906 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 21-13. The Flyers led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, in shots 28-27 and hits 19-13. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Flyers went 0-for-6.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 3 shots. Noel Acciari, Brad Marchand and Kevan Miller all led the Bruins with 2 hits each. Brandon Carlo and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots each.

Matt Beleskey, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 12-8-4 with 28 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division (as of right now before the Montreal game, if Montreal beats the Red Wings tonight then they'll move ahead of the Bruins in the standings). The Bruins are 6-3-1 in their last ten games and their road record is now 5-4-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they visit the Nashville Predators, at 8pm ET.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Bruins beat Lightning 3-2


Boston Bruins Game 23: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 29, 2017.
On Wednesday night, the Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 7:27, Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 17:13, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, at 5:59, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. At 10:53, Lightning Andrej Sustr scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-1. At 2:26, Lightning Cedric Paquette hit Bruins Torey Krug from behind, then Bruins Frank Vatrano went after Paquette which started a big scrum. You remember Paquette, right? He was the guy back in 2015 that Bruins captain Zdeno Chara roughed up a few times after Paquette dived, embellished and threw gloved punches at Chara.

In the third period, at 2:10, Lightning Steven Stamkos scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 21 shots. Rask is now 4-8-2 with a 2.84 GAA and a .899 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 57% faceoff percentage, in shots 36-21 and blocked shots 15-11. The Lightning led the game in hits 26-15. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Lightning went 1-for-2.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 7 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 5 hits. Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Jake DeBrusk and David Krejci were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 11-8-4 with 26 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 5-4-1 in their last ten games and their home record is now 7-4-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers, at 1pm ET.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Oilers end Bruins winning streak


Edmonton Oilers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 26, 2017.
On Sunday, the Bruins hosted Milan Lucic and the Edmonton Oilers but unfortunately the Bruins fell 4-2 and had their winning streak end.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 14:03, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 12th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 9:50, Oilers Patrick Maroon scored, tying the game 1-1. At 14:20, Oilers Adam Larsson scored, giving the Oilers a 2-1 lead. At 15:31, Bruins David Krejci scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, at 2:07, Oilers Ryan Strome scored, giving the Oilers a 3-2 lead. At 19:09, Oilers Leon Draisaitl scored an empty-net goal, giving the Oilers a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 32 saves on 35 shots. Rask is now 3-8-2 with a 2.91 GAA and a .899 save percentage this season.

The Oilers led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, in shots 36-25, hits 31-27 and blocked shots 11-5. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Oilers went 0-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 6 hits.

Brad Marchand, Peter Cehlarik, Ryan Spooner and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins. David Backes is on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Oilers forward Patrick Maroon
2) Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 10-8-4 with 24 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 5-4-1 in their last ten games and their home record is now 6-4-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 7:30pm ET.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Bruins beat Penguins, win 4th straight game


Pittsburgh Penguins @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 24, 2017.
The day after Thanksgiving usually brings a bad effort by the Bruins in past seasons for as long as I can remember but today it was different. The Bruins played a good game against the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins and held on for a 4-3 win, getting their 4th win in a row and sending the Penguins to their 3rd loss in a row. Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin stays undefeated in regulation this season with a 7-0-2 record.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 6:13, Bruins David Krejci scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 10:51, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, at 1:02, Penguins Jake Guentzel scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. At 10:31, Bruins Matt Grzelcyk scored his 1st goal of the season, which was also his first career NHL goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. At 14:07, Penguins Phil Kessel scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2. At 17:44, Penguins Sidney Crosby scored, tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, at 5:06, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 11th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-3 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 17 saves on 20 shots. Khudobin is now 7-0-2 with a 2.22 GAA and a .932 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage, in shots 33-20 and blocked shots 18-11. The Penguins led the game in hits 38-23. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Penguins went 1-for-1.

Sean Kuraly and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 5 hits. Danton Heinen led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Brad Marchand, Matt Beleskey, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins. David Backes is on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk
2) Penguins forward Sidney Crosby
3) Bruins forward David Krejci

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 10-7-4 with 24 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 5-4-1 in their last ten games and their home record is now 6-3-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday, when they host the Edmonton Oilers, at 5pm ET.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Khudobin and McAvoy lead Bruins to shootout win over Devils


Boston Bruins @ New Jersey Devils game recap video, on November 22, 2017.
Tonight the Bruins got great goaltending from backup goalie Anton Khudobin and a beautiful shootout goal from Bruins rookie defenseman Charlie McAvoy to get a shootout win over the New Jersey Devils.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 1:25, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 11:02, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 17:10, Devils Jesper Bratt scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 15:16, Devils Brian Gibbons scored, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Devils Taylor Hall scored in the 1st round; Bruins David Pastrnak scored in the 4th round; and Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored in the 22nd round to win the game.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 40 saves on 42 shots. Khudobin is now 6-0-2 with a 2.13 GAA and a .938 save percentage this season.

The Devils led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage, in shots 42-29, hits 24-16 and blocked shots 15-14. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Devils went 1-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 3 hits. Charlie McAvoy and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Brad Marchand, Matt Beleskey, Torey Krug and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins. David Backes is on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Devils forward Brian Gibbons
2) Devils forward Jesper Bratt
3) Devils defenseman Damon Severson

What's up with these stars of the game? Some home-cooking going on.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 9-7-4 with 22 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 5-4-1 in their last ten games and their road record is now 4-4-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday, when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins, at 1pm ET.

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.