Friday, January 27, 2017

Bruins beat Penguins 4-3

Pittsburgh Penguins @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 26, 2017.
Last night the Bruins took on the Pittsburgh Penguins and the outcome was different from their last meeting, as the Bruins beat the Penguins 4-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Penguins Justin Schultz scored, giving the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Later, Penguins Phil Kessel scored a power-play goal, giving the Penguins a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 20th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, cutting the Penguins lead to 2-1. Less than five minutes later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 21st goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. Late in the period, Penguins Scott Wilson instigated a fight with Bruins Colin Miller and Miller got the better of Wilson in the fight.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 11th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. Later, Penguins Patric Hornqvist scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 22 shots. Rask is now 24-12-0-4 with a 2.15 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 58% faceoff percentage, shots 37-23 and hits 27-22. The Penguins led the game in blocked shots 13-10. Both teams went 1-for-5 on the power-play.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 6 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 6 hits. Brandon Carlo and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Austin Czarnik, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

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

Brad Marchand fined
Brad Marchand got lucky and was only fined by the NHL for $10k, for his slew foot on Red Wings Niklas Kronwall in Tuesday's game. Marchand has been suspended and fined before for slew footing so it's disappointing to see him revert to playing dumb like this. This kind of play is not needed in the NHL and will only give you a bad reputation, plus it can injure others.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 25-21-6 with 56 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 12-12-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 7:30pm ET.

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