Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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.

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