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.

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