Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bruins beat Stars 6-3


Boston Bruins @ Dallas Stars game recap video, on February 26, 2017.
Earlier today the Bruins took on the high-scoring yet bad defense and goaltending Dallas Stars. The Bruins finished the first period with a two-goal lead but let the Stars tie it up in the second period. Although in the final six minutes of the second period, the Bruins were able to take a commanding 4-2 lead and didn't look back, finishing the game with a 6-3 win over the Stars.

Quick game summary
In the first period, off the opening faceoff, Bruins David Backes dropped the gloves with Stars Jamie Benn but not many punches landed from either player. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 27th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 16th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Stars John Klingberg scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. Later, Bruins Kevan Miller dropped the gloves with Curtis McKenzie and they had an ok fight with Miller landing the best punch of the fight. Later, Stars Jiri Hudler scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 10th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. Less than a minute later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 15th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 16th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-2 lead. Later, Stars Tyler Seguin scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 5-3. Later, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 6-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 33 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 29-14-0-4 with a 2.30 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 59% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 21-12. The Stars led the game in shots 36-28 and hits 31-8. Both teams went 1-for-2 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 2 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Colin Miller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 6-1 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 32-24-6 with 70 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 17-11-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the Arizona Coyotes, at 7pm ET.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Bruins beat Kings 4-1


Boston Bruins @ Los Angeles Kings game recap video, on February 23, 2017.
On Thursday night the Bruins visited the LA Kings and came away with a big 4-1 win with backup goalie Anton Khudobin leading the way.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 26th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Kings Kevin Gravel scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 26th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 9th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. With eight seconds left in the game, Bruins David Krejci scored his 15th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 27 saves on 28 shots. Khudobin is now 3-5-0-1 with a 2.84 GAA and a .896 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 19-8. The Kings led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, shots 28-25 and hits 38-33. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Kings went 1-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 6 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Riley Nash, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 5-1 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
2) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin
3) Kings defenseman Kevin Gravel

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 31-24-6 with 68 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 16-11-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday, when they visit the Dallas Stars, at 12:30pm ET.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Ducks beat Bruins ending Cassidy's win streak


Boston Bruins @ Anaheim Ducks game recap video, on February 22, 2017.
The Bruins had their 4-game winning streak come to an end last night when the Anaheim Ducks beat them 5-3, giving Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy his first loss as their coach.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brandon Carlo scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Ducks Ondrej Kase scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Less than a minute later, Ducks Rickard Rakell scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Ducks Josh Manson scored, giving the Ducks a 3-2 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 9th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3. Later, Ducks Rickard Rakell scored, giving the Ducks a 4-3 lead. With less than a minute left in the period, Ducks Andrew Cogliano was awarded a goal after the Bruins tripped him up when he was about to score an empty-net goal, giving the Ducks a 5-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 20 saves on 24 shots. Rask is now 28-14-0-4 with a 2.28 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 29-25. The Ducks led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage, hits 23-18 and blocked shots 20-10. The Bruins went 0-for-5 on the power-play while the Ducks went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 5 hits. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 4-1 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Ducks forward Rickard Rakell
2) Ducks forward Ondrej Kase
3) Bruins forward David Backes

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 30-24-6 with 66 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 15-11-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday (today), when they visit the Los Angeles Kings, at 10:30pm ET.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Bruins win again, beat Sharks in overtime 2-1


Boston Bruins @ San Jose Sharks game recap video, on February 19, 2017.
After a week off, the Bruins returned to the ice in San Jose yesterday to take on Joe Thornton and the Sharks. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy would stay undefeated as the Bruins came away with a 2-1 overtime win over the Sharks.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 9th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Sharks Patrick Marleau scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 25th goal of the season, winning the game for the Bruins 2-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 29 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 28-13-0-4 with a 2.24 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 21-18 and blocked shots 23-15. The Sharks led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage and shots 30-28. Both teams went 0-for-1 on the power-play.

Brad Marchand and Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 4 shots each. David Backes led the Bruins with 5 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 4-0 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Sharks defenseman Brent Burns
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 30-23-6 with 66 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 15-10-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the Anaheim Ducks, at 10:30pm ET.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Rask leads Bruins to shutout win over Canadiens


Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on February 12, 2017.
The Bruins and Canadiens met for their final regular season meeting tonight and Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask led the way, stopping every shot he faced, along with Bruins captain Zdeno Chara and rookie Peter Cehlarik having strong games. The Bruins went on to a 4-0 win over the Canadiens.

Quick game summary
In the first period, only 0:58 seconds into the game, Bruins Torey Krug dropped the gloves with Canadiens loose cannon Andrew Shaw and they had a spirited fight. Later, Bruins Adam McQuaid scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 5th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 14th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 8th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead. Later, Bruins Kevan Miller dropped the gloves with Canadiens Michael McCarron after McCarron looked like he purposely tripped up Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask. McCarron looked like Brian Boyle fighting, which is bad.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 25 shots that he faced, earning his 6th shutout of the season. Rask is now 27-13-0-4 with a 2.27 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage, in shots 36-25 and blocked shots 10-7. The Canadiens led the game in hits 29-24. The Bruins went 1-for-7 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 0-for-6.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 6 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 7 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Peter Cehlarik recorded his first 2 career NHL points in this game with 2 assists.

Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 3-0 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
2) Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara
3) Bruins forward Peter Cehlarik

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 29-23-6 with 64 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 15-13-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins isn't until next Sunday (2/19) when they visit the San Jose Sharks, at 8:30pm ET.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Bruins win again, beat Canucks 4-3


Vancouver Canucks @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on February 11, 2017.
This afternoon the Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 earning their second consecutive win with new coach Bruce Cassidy.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Canucks Bo Horvat scored, giving the Canucks a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Kevan Miller scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 7th goal of the season, a power-play goal giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the second period, Canucks Alex Burrows scored, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, Bruins Colin Miller scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. Later, Canucks Markus Granlund scored a power-play goal tying the game 3-3. With two minutes left in the game, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 25th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-3 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 29 saves on 32 shots. Khudobin is now 2-5-0-1 with a 3.05 GAA and a .888 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 25-23. The Canucks led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage, in shots 32-30 and blocked shots 12-9. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Canucks went 1-for-3.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 5 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 7 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Peter Cehlarik played in his first NHL game and finished with a +1 in 13:50 of ice time.

Matt Beleskey, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 2-0 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Frank Vatrano
2) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
3) Canucks forward Bo Horvat

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 28-23-6 with 62 points this season and are in 3rd place (as of this blog post, Toronto plays tonight) in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 14-13-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Sunday) when they host the Montreal Canadiens, at 7:30pm ET.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Bruins beat Sharks in Bruce Cassidy debut


San Jose Sharks @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on February 9, 2017.
New Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy picked up his first win in his first game as Bruins coach. The Bruins capitalized on their power-play and Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins to a 6-3 win over the Sharks. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was out of the lineup due to illness.

Quick game summary
In the first period, less than a minute into the game, Bruins David Backes scored his 12th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Sharks Joe Thornton scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 14th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Less than two minutes later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 23rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

In the second period, Sharks Justin Braun scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2. Later, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 7th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 24th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 5-2 lead.

In the third period, Sharks Timo Meier scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 5-3. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 24th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 6-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 26-13-0-4 with a 2.32 GAA and a .910 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage, in shots 33-26, hits 27-23 and blocked shots 12-8. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Sharks went 0-for-2.

David Backes led the Bruins with 7 shots. Tim Schaller led the Bruins with 4 hits. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Peter Cehlarik, Zdeno Chara and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

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

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 27-23-6 with 60 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-5-1 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 13-13-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Vancouver Canucks, at 1pm ET.

Claude Julien releases statement

Claude Julien
Today former Bruins coach Claude Julien emailed out the below statement, thanking Boston, Bruins fans, Bruins players and staff.

Claude Julien's final record as coach of the Boston Bruins is 419-246-94, for over nearly 10 seasons.

Julien led the Bruins to two Stanley Cup finals, winning one of them in 2011.

I would like first and foremost to thank the Bruins Organisation for allowing my family and I the privilege of spending 10 unforgettable years in Boston. We were proud to call this great city home for so long and will dearly miss it.

To the players, past and present, medical and equipment staff, doctors and communications staff, all of whom worked hard for the success of our club with a team-first mentality, I cannot thank you enough for your commitment through it all.

From the game day security crew to the volunteers that I was fortunate enough to meet throughout the years, I thank you as well.

I certainly cannot sign off without thanking the people that made this time here so rewarding- the Boston Bruins fans. Your devotion, unmistakable passion, energy and support is what makes Boston the best sports city in the entire world!

In leaving this organisation, what I'm most happy about and most proud of is being part of the team that brought the Stanley Cup back to Boston for the first time in 39 years. Sharing that journey and the Stanley Cup celebrations with our players, families, staff and our fans produced so many incredible memories that I will never forget. To all that were part of it and helped along the way, I want to express a heartfelt 'thank you.'

Sincerely,

Claude Julien

Source: csnne.com

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Bruins fire coach Claude Julien

Claude Julien
Claude Julien
With everyone in Boston celebrating the New England Patriots winning Super Bowl LI and having the parade today, Bruins management tried to sneak in the news that they have fired coach Claude Julien. Bruins Assistant Coach Bruce Cassidy will assume interim head coaching duties.

What a shady and gutless way to let your fan base know of a major change. To announce this firing during the Patriots parade, it's just not classy at all. This kind of way of treating someone who brought so much to your organization speaks volumes, Julien deserves more respect than that.

Here are a few quotes from Bruins GM Don Sweeney:
"I've got a tremendous level of respect for Claude as a person, working with him over the past couple of years, but had come to a conclusion that, in moving this group forward with an eye towards the plan that we had put in place, that I wasn't ready to commit on a longer-term basis with Claude."

"The expectations have not changed for this organization. We expect the players to make a push and get into the playoffs."

"I expect our practices to change a little bit, in terms of Bruce has always been a coach that wants to practice at a really high pace. He'll probably tweak a few things coming out of the neutral zone. We just discussed in a short period of time, and watching the play of the players that he has coached over the years."


Julien's time with the black and gold
Julien was in his 10th season with the Bruins in 2016-17, having been named the 27th head coach in team history on June 21, 2007. He was the longest tenured active head coach in the NHL. Julien is Boston's all-time coaching wins leader with 419 career victories, compiling a 419-246-94 record and .614 winning percentage in 759 games with the club. The Bruins advanced to the playoffs in seven of his nine years behind the Boston bench, and he owns the club career coaching record with 57 postseason wins. He led the Bruins to a Stanley Cup Championship in 2011, a return to the Stanley Cup Final in 2013 and a Presidents' Trophy in 2014. Julien also won the Jack Adams Trophy as the league's top coach following the 2008-09 season.
Source: nhl.com

Quotes from management
"I want to thank Claude for his service to the Boston Bruins, and wish him and his family the best in the future. I am confident in the direction and vision that Don has for our team, and look forward to seeing the results on the ice."
-Bruins Owner Jeremy Jacobs

"Claude Julien is the all-time winningest coach in Boston Bruins history, and my family and I join Bruins fans in thanking him for the many great memories that have come while he has been behind the Bruins bench. As a management team, we set a high standard for ourselves, and I believe that our organization is moving in the right direction towards meeting and exceeding those standards."
-Bruins CEO Charlie Jacobs

"These decisions are not easy, and Don has my full support. I believe that we have a better team than our results to date show. I also recognize that there are areas that we as a group need to improve upon. This decision does not in any way diminish Claude's legacy as a Bruins coach. I would like to wish him and his family all the best moving forward."
-Bruins President Cam Neely
Source: nhl.com

Bruins recall Peter Cehlarik

Peter Cehlarik
Peter Cehlarik
Today, the Bruins have recalled forward Peter Cehlarik from Providence (AHL). Cehlarik has played in 40 games for the Providence Bruins this season, leading the team with 18 goals, and totaling 33 points which is second on the team. Cehlarik, 21 years old, is a Slovakia native, and was drafted by the Bruins in the third round (90th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Maple Leafs remain undefeated vs Bruins this season


Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on February 4, 2017.
Tonight was another disappointment for the Bruins as they fell behind big 4-1 to the Maple Leafs, then the Bruins managed to come back and tie it up 4-4 and 5-5, but the Bruins would eventually lose the game 6-5. The Bruins are now 0-3 this season vs the Maple Leafs.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 21st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Maple Leafs William Nylander scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Maple Leafs James van Riemsdyk scored, giving the Maple Leafs a 2-1 lead. Less than a minute later, Maple Leafs William Nylander scored, giving the Maple Leafs a 3-1 lead. Less than two minutes later, Maple Leafs William Nylander scored a power-play goal, giving the Maple Leafs a 4-1 lead. Less than a minute later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 22nd goal of the season, cutting the Maple Leafs lead to 4-2. Later, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Maple Leafs Matt Martin and they had a long spirited bout with McQuaid ending the fight with a punch that put Martin down to the ice. Later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Maple Leafs lead to 4-3.

In the third period, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 8th goal of the season, tying the game 4-4. Later, Maple Leafs Connor Brown scored, giving the Maple Leafs a 5-4 lead. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 13th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 5-5. Later, Maple Leafs James van Riemsdyk scored, giving the Maple Leafs a 6-5 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started the game but was pulled in the second period after allowing 4 goals. Rask made 10 saves on 14 shots. Backup goalie Zane McIntyre came into the game in the second period replacing Rask and played the rest of the game. McIntyre made 10 saves on 12 shots and ended up getting the loss in this game. Rask now has a 2.31 GAA and a .911 save percentage this season. McIntyre is now 0-4-0-1 with a 3.96 GAA and a .858 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 60% faceoff percentage and shots 41-26. Both teams had 30 hits and 19 blocked shots. The Bruins went 2-for-5 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 1-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 7 shots each. Colin Miller led the Bruins with 6 hits. Torey Krug and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Jimmy Hayes, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Maple Leafs forward William Nylander
2) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
3) Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 26-23-6 with 58 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-5-1 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 12-13-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on next Thursday (2/9), when they host the San Jose Sharks, at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Capitals beat Bruins 5-3


Boston Bruins @ Washington Capitals game recap video, on February 1, 2017.
On Wednesday, all you need to know is that the Bruins got beat by the much better team in the Washington Capitals 5-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Capitals T.J. Oshie scored, giving the Capitals a 1-0 lead. Later, Capitals Nicklas Backstrom scored, giving the Capitals a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 22nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Capitals lead to 2-1.

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 23rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. Later, Capitals Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal, giving the Capitals a 3-2 lead.

In the third period, Capitals Brett Connolly scored, giving the Capitals a 4-2 lead. Later, Capitals Evgeny Kuznetsov scored, giving the Capitals a 5-2 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 13th goal of the season, cutting the Capitals lead to 5-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 17 saves on 22 shots. Rask is now 25-13-0-4 with a 2.24 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-23 and hits 24-17. The Capitals led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 17-12. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Capitals went 1-for-3.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 5 shots. David Backes and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

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

Three stars of the game
1) Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom
2) Capitals forward Brett Connolly
3) Bruins forward Brad Marchand

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 26-22-6 with 58 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-5-1 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 14-10-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7pm ET.

Bruins beat Lightning 4-3


Boston Bruins @ Tampa Bay Lightning game recap video, on January 31, 2017.
The Bruins were back in action last night visiting the Tampa Bay Lightning and they managed to come away with a 4-3 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened. There was a fight though, as Bruins Jimmy Hayes dropped the gloves with Lightning Alex Killorn, but neither of them really landed any punches.

In the second period, Lightning Alex Killorn scored, giving the Lightning a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 12th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. With one second left in the period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 12th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, Lightning Alex Killorn scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. Later, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. Later, Lightning Brayden Point scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 18 saves on 21 shots. Rask is now 25-12-0-4 with a 2.17 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 35-21 and blocked shots 12-9. The Lightning led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage and hits 27-20. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Lightning went 0-for-4.

Frank Vatrano and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 shots each. David Backes led the Bruins with 6 hits. Patrice Bergeron, Adam McQuaid and Kevan Miller all led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

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

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins defenseman and captain Zdeno Chara
2) Lightning forward Alex Killorn
3) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 26-21-6 with 58 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 14-9-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is today (Wednesday), when they visit the Washington Capitals, at 8pm ET.