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.

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