Sunday, February 12, 2017

Rask leads Bruins to shutout win over Canadiens


Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on February 12, 2017.
The Bruins and Canadiens met for their final regular season meeting tonight and Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask led the way, stopping every shot he faced, along with Bruins captain Zdeno Chara and rookie Peter Cehlarik having strong games. The Bruins went on to a 4-0 win over the Canadiens.

Quick game summary
In the first period, only 0:58 seconds into the game, Bruins Torey Krug dropped the gloves with Canadiens loose cannon Andrew Shaw and they had a spirited fight. Later, Bruins Adam McQuaid scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 5th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 14th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 8th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead. Later, Bruins Kevan Miller dropped the gloves with Canadiens Michael McCarron after McCarron looked like he purposely tripped up Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask. McCarron looked like Brian Boyle fighting, which is bad.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 25 shots that he faced, earning his 6th shutout of the season. Rask is now 27-13-0-4 with a 2.27 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage, in shots 36-25 and blocked shots 10-7. The Canadiens led the game in hits 29-24. The Bruins went 1-for-7 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 0-for-6.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 6 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 7 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Peter Cehlarik recorded his first 2 career NHL points in this game with 2 assists.

Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 3-0 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
2) Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara
3) Bruins forward Peter Cehlarik

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 29-23-6 with 64 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 15-13-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins isn't until next Sunday (2/19) when they visit the San Jose Sharks, at 8:30pm ET.

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