Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Islanders pound no-show Bruins 4-0


New York Islanders @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 16, 2017.
Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss led the Islanders, the worst team in the Eastern Conference, to a 4-0 shutout win over the Bruins who didn't show up on Monday. The Bruins not showing up to games still happens all to frequently.

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

In the second period, Islanders Nikolay Kulemin scored, giving the Islanders a 1-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, Islanders Josh Bailey scored, giving the Islanders a 2-0 lead. Later, Islanders Nikolay Kulemin scored again, giving the Islanders a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, Islanders Jason Chimera scored a short-handed goal, giving the Islanders a 4-0 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started in net, played the first two periods, making 12 saves on 15 shots. Zane McIntyre played the third period and made 11 saves on 12 shots. Rask got the decision and he is now 22-10-0-3 with a 2.03 GAA and a .923 save percentage this season. McIntyre now has a 3.70 GAA and a .868 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage, shots 32-27 and blocked shots 15-10. The Islanders led the game in hits 26-17. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Islanders went 0-for-4.

Riley Nash led the Bruins with 5 shots. Anton Blidh led the Bruins with 4 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes, Colin Miller and Kevan Miller were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Islanders forward Nikolay Kulemin
2) Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss
3) Islanders forward Casey Cizikas

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 23-19-5 with 51 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 10-11-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the Detroit Red Wings, at 8pm ET.

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