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.

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