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.

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