Saturday, January 14, 2017

Marchand leads Bruins to 6-3 win over Flyers


Philadelphia Flyers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 14, 2017.
Don't worry Bruins fans, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was back in net today against the Flyers and came away with a 6-3 win as the Bruins offense came alive, led by Bruins Brad Marchand's 5-point game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Flyers Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored, giving the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 16th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. The goal was Krejci's 500th career point. Later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. Krug now has a goal in three straight games. Later, Flyers Brayden Schenn scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 9th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. Later, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-2 lead. With four seconds left in the period, Flyers Wayne Simmonds scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 5-3. Also in the period, Bruins Kevan Miller was injured when he was hit from behind by Flyers Jakub Voracek. Voracek received a 5-minute boarding major.

In the third period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 17th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 6-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 21 saves on 24 shots. Rask is now 22-9-0-3 with a 1.98 GAA and a .925 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage and shots 39-24. The Flyers led the game in hits 21-14. Both teams had 14 blocked shots. The Bruins went 2-for-6 on the power-play while the Flyers went 2-for-4.

David Pastrnak and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 6 shots each. Tim Schaller and Anton Blidh led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

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

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

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 23-18-5 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 10-10-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they host the New York Islanders, at 1pm ET.

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