Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Bruins end losing streak, beat Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 24, 2017.
Last night the Bruins ended their four-game losing streak with a 4-3 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask played well in net, returning after he left the Penguins game early, and Bruins David Pastrnak finally scored a goal, the overtime winner.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Kevan Miller scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Red Wings Andreas Athanasiou scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 18th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the second period, Red Wings Mike Green scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Red Wings Tomas Tatar scored, giving the Red Wings a 3-2 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 19th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 20th goal of the season, winning the game for the Bruins 4-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 23-12-0-4 with a 2.13 GAA and a .919 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, shots 49-26 and hits 29-24. The Red Wings led the game in blocked shots 15-10. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 0-for-1.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 6 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 5 hits. Adam McQuaid 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 David Pastrnak
3) Red Wings defenseman Mike Green

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 24-21-6 with 54 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 11-12-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins, at 7pm ET.

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