Friday, March 31, 2017

Rask and Bruins shutout Stars 2-0


Dallas Stars @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 30, 2017.
Last night the Bruins hosted Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars and Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was on his game again, stopping every shot he faced to give the Bruins a 2-0 win and a big two points.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 38th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 27 shots he faced, earning his 7th shutout of the season. Rask is now 35-20-0-4 with a 2.31 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage. The Stars led the game in shots 27-24 and blocked shots 20-17. Both teams had 25 hits. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Stars went 0-for-3.

David Backes led the Bruins with 4 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 9 hits. Torey Krug and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Frank Vatrano, Tim Schaller, Colin Miller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 15-7 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 41-30-6 with 88 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division and 2nd place in the Wild Card race. The Bruins are now 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 21-16-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Florida Panthers, at 1pm ET.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Rask strong in 4-1 win over Predators


Nashville Predators @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 28, 2017.
Last night the Bruins hosted the Nashville Predators and kept their small lead in the Wild Card race as they beat the Predators 4-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 18th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara recorded an assist on Bergeron's goal, which was Chara's 600th career NHL point. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 22nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Predators Craig Smith scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. Later, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 1st goal of the season, which was his first career NHL goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. Later, Bruins David Backes scored his 17th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead. Shortly after the next faceoff after the goal, Predators Cody McLeod and Bruins Kevan Miller dropped the gloves in a spirited bout.


Predators Cody McLeod vs Bruins Kevan Miller
Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 34-20-0-4 with a 2.35 GAA and a .910 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 31-25 and blocked shots 24-9. The Predators led the game with a 58% faceoff percentage and in hits 27-22. Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 8 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Zane McIntyre, Matt Beleskey, Tim Schaller, Colin Miller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 14-7 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug
2) Bruins forward David Krejci
3) Bruins forward Noel Acciari

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 40-30-6 with 86 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division and 2nd place in the Wild Card race. The Bruins are now 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 20-16-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Dallas Stars, at 7:30pm ET.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Nash leads Bruins to 2-1 win over Islanders


Boston Bruins @ New York Islanders game recap video, on March 25, 2017.
Last night the Bruins visited the New York Islanders and came away with two big points as Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin played well in net and fourth-liner Riley Nash had a big game with both of the Bruins goals to give the Bruins a 2-1 win over the Islanders who are chasing the Bruins in the playoff "Wild Card" race.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 10:05, Islanders John Tavares scored, giving the Islanders a 1-0 lead. Only 36 seconds later, at 10:41, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 6th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 4:12, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 7th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 18 saves on 19 shots. Khudobin is now 6-5-0-1 with a 2.60 GAA and a .899 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage. The Islanders led the game in shots 19-18, hits 29-26 and blocked shots 17-13. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Islanders went 0-for-6.

Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 3 shots. David Backes and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 8 hits each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

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

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 13-7 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Riley Nash
2) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin
3) Islanders forward John Tavares

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 39-30-6 with 84 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 20-14-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the Nashville Predators, at 7pm ET.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Bruins lose 4th straight game, 6-3 to Lightning


Tampa Bay Lightning @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 23, 2017.
The Bruins are in trouble once again as they dropped their fourth straight game on Thursday when the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Bruins 6-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, at 1:33, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 32nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Lightning Brayden Point scored, tying the game 1-1. At 7:50, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 8th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Only 24 seconds later, Lightning Nikita Kucherov scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. At 13:18, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. At 14:53, Lightning Anton Stralman scored, tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, at 4:12, Lightning Jonathan Drouin scored, giving the Lightning a 4-3 lead. At 10:11, Lightning Nikita Kucherov scored a power-play goal, giving the Lightning a 5-3 lead. At 18:03, Lightning Nikita Kucherov scored an empty-net goal, giving the Lightning a 6-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 33-20-0-4 with a 2.38 GAA and a .910 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 59% faceoff percentage, in shots 31-29 and hits 26-25. The Lightning led the game in blocked shots 13-12. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Lightning went 2-for-5.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots. Drew Stafford, David Backes and Noel Acciari all led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

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

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 12-7 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov
2) Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin
3) Bruins forward Riley Nash

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-30-6 with 82 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 19-16-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the New York Islanders, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Senators extend Bruins losing streak to 3 games


Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 21, 2017.
On Tuesday the Senators came to town and managed to come away with two points against the Boston Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Senators Tom Pyatt scored, giving the Senators a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 21st goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Senators Kyle Turris scored a power-play goal, giving the Senators a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 7th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. Later, Senators Kyle Turris scored, giving the Senators a 3-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 22 shots. Rask is now 33-19-0-4 with a 2.33 GAA and a .911 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and shots 36-22. The Senators led the game in hits 31-19 and blocked shots 15-7. The Bruins went 2-for-5 on the power-play while the Senators went 1-for-5.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 7 shots. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 hits and 2 blocked shots.

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

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 12-6 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Senators goalie Craig Anderson
2) Senators forward Kyle Turris
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-29-6 with 82 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 19-15-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is today (Thursday), when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 7pm ET.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Maple Leafs beat Bruins 4-2


Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs game recap video, on March 20, 2017.
On Monday, the Maple Leafs were able to beat the Bruins 4-2 and send the Bruins to a 2-game losing streak.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Backes scored his 16th goal of the season, giving the Bruins 1-0 lead. Later, Maple Leafs Morgan Rielly scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 18:03, Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak scored a power-play goal, giving the Maple Leafs a 2-1 lead. At 18:47, Maple Leafs William Nylander scored an empty-net goal, giving the Maple Leafs a 3-1 lead. Then at 19:09, Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri scored an empty-net goal, giving the Maple Leafs a 4-1 lead. At 19:50, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 11th goal of the season, cutting the Maple Leafs lead to 4-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 33-18-0-4 with a 2.32 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 57% faceoff percentage, in shots 34-30 and hits 26-20. Both teams had 13 blocked shots. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 1-for-3.

Dominic Moore led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari and Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

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

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 12-5 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen
2) Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bozak
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-28-6 with 82 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division (and only 1 point ahead of Toronto). The Bruins are now 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 19-14-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is today (Tuesday), when they host the Ottawa Senators, at 7pm ET.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Oilers beat Bruins 7-4


Boston Bruins @ Edmonton Oilers game recap video, on March 16, 2017.
On Thursday, the Edmonton Oilers ended the Bruins winning streak with a 7-4 win over the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Oilers Patrick Maroon scored a power-play goal, giving the Oilers a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Oilers Patrick Maroon scored again, giving the Oilers a 2-0 lead. Later, Oilers Benoit Pouliot scored, giving the Oilers a 3-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 31st goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Oilers lead to 3-1. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 37th goal of the season, cutting the Oilers lead to 3-2. Later, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Oilers Patrick Maroon and they had an ok fight. Later, Oilers Anton Slepyshev scored, giving the Oilers a 4-2 lead. Late in the period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara dropped the gloves with Oilers Zack Kassian in a quick uneventful fight.

In the second period, Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a power-play goal, giving the Oilers a 5-2 lead. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask got pulled after this goal, and backup goalie Anton Khudobin played the rest of the game. Later, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 10th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, cutting the Oilers lead to 5-3. Later, Oilers Leon Draisaitl scored, giving the Oilers a 6-3 lead. Later, Oilers Milan Lucic scored a power-play goal, giving the Oilers a 7-3 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 20th goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Oilers lead to 7-4.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started the game in net and made 12 saves on 17 shots in 22:06 of ice time. Anton Khudobin came into the game in the second period and made 17 saves on 19 shots. Rask got the loss and is now 33-17-0-4 with a 2.32 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season. Khudobin now has a 2.73 GAA and a .897 save percentage this season.

The Oilers led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, hits 28-22 and blocked shots 21-17. Both teams had 36 shots. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Oilers went 3-for-6.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 7 shots. Drew Stafford led the Bruins with 4 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

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

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 12-4 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Oilers Patrick Maroon
2) Oilers Connor McDavid
3) Bruins Brad Marchand

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-27-6 with 82 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 19-13-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7:30pm ET.

Roster moves
On Thursday, the Bruins assigned forwards Peter Cehlarik and Austin Czarnik to Providence (AHL).

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bruins beat hot Flames 5-2


Boston Bruins @ Calgary Flames game recap video, on March 15, 2017.
On Wednesday, the Bruins beat the red hot Calgary Flames 5-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Flames Alex Chiasson scored, giving the Flames a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 29th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 36th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Later, Flames Dougie Hamilton scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins David Backes scored his 15th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. Late in the game, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 30th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-2 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 21 saves on 23 shots.

The Bruins led the game with a 66% faceoff percentage and shots 32-23. The Flames led the game in hits 16-7 and blocked shots 19-11. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Flames went 0-for-3.

Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 3 hits. Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

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

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 12-3 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Flames defenseman Mark Giordano
3) Bruins David Pastrnak

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-26-6 with 82 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is later today (Thursday), when they visit Milan Lucic and the Edmonton Oilers, at 9pm ET.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bruins beat Canucks 6-3


Boston Bruins @ Vancouver Canucks game recap video, on March 13, 2017.
On Monday, the Bruins beat the Canucks 6-3, as Bruins Brad Marchand led the Bruins in the third period with a hat trick.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Backes scored his 14th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Canucks Markus Granlund scored, tying the game 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Canucks Markus Granlund scored, giving the Canucks a 2-1 lead.

In the second period, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 7th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Less than a minute later, Canucks Alexander Edler scored, giving the Canucks a 3-2 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 33rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 3-3. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 34th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-3 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 19th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-3 lead. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 35th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 6-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 33-16-0-4 with a 2.24 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage and shots 43-29. The Canucks led the game in hits 31-19 and blocked shots 12-5. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Canucks went 0-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Riley Nash and Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 3 hits each.

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

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 11-3 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Canucks forward Markus Granlund
3) Bruins Patrice Bergeron

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 37-26-6 with 80 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 18-12-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the Calgary Flames, at 9pm ET.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Bruins beat Flyers in final seconds 2-1


Philadelphia Flyers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 11, 2017.
On Saturday, the Bruins had an afternoon game hosting the Flyers, where the Bruins had a timely goal late in the game by newcomer Drew Stafford to give the Bruins two big points.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 18:38, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 28th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Matt Beleskey dropped the gloves with Flyers Brandon Manning and looked like he knocked down Manning with a big punch.

In the second period, at 1:27, Flyers Jordan Weal scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, with 6 seconds left in the game, Bruins Drew Stafford scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 32-16-0-4 with a 2.23 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage. The Flyers led the game in hits 28-26 and blocked shots 16-13. Both teams had 27 shots. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Flyers went 0-for-2.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 7 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 6 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

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

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 10-3 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Drew Stafford
2) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
3) Flyers goalie Steve Mason

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 36-26-6 with 78 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 home record is now 19-14-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they visit the Vancouver Canucks, at 10pm ET.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Bruins pound Red Wings 6-1


Detroit Red Wings @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 8, 2017.
Last night the Bruins took on the Detroit Red Wings and broke the game wide open with a 4-0 first period lead and they didn't look back as they went on to a 6-1 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 11:07, Bruins David Krejci scored his 17th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Only 1:01 later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 31st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Drew Stafford scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. With 15 seconds left in the period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 18th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead.

In the second period, at 16:55, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 32nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Red Wings Niklas Kronwall scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 5-1.

In the third period, only 34 seconds into the period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 27th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 6-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 31-16-0-4 with a 2.25 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 60% faceoff percentage, in shots 29-27 and blocked shots 11-10. The Red Wings led the game in hits 30-22. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 0-for-3.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 4 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 4 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Peter Cehlarik, Ryan Spooner, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 9-3 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward David Krejci
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 35-26-6 with 76 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 home record is now 18-14-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Philadelphia Flyers, at 1pm ET.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Senators beat Bruins 4-2


Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators game recap video, on March 6, 2017.
Last night the Ottawa Senators beat the Bruins 4-2 and increased their lead over the Bruins in the Atlantic Division.

Quick game summary
In the first period, only 1:21 into the game, Senators Derick Brassard scored, giving the Senators a 1-0 lead. Less than three minutes later, Senators Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored, giving the Senators a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 17th goal of the season, cutting the Senators lead to 2-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Senators Mike Hoffman scored a power-play goal, giving the Senators a 3-1 lead. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 30th goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Senators lead to 3-2. Late in the period, Senators Alex Burrows scored an empty-net goal, giving the Senators a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 30-16-0-4 with a 2.28 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 17-16. The Senators led the game with a 59% faceoff percentage, in shots 29-27 and hits 26-21. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Senators went 1-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Jimmy Hayes, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 8-3 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf
2) Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson
3) Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 34-26-6 with 74 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 17-12-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they host the Detroit Red Wings, at 8pm ET.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Bruins defeat Devils 3-2


New Jersey Devils @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 4, 2017.
On Saturday night the Bruins took on the struggling New Jersey Devils and came away with a 3-2 win. The win gives Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy a 8-2 record since taking over as coach. Drew Stafford made his Bruins debut tonight and was the first star of the game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Devils Devante Smith-Pelley scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Brandon Carlo scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, Devils Kyle Palmieri scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 11th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 15 saves on 17 shots. Khudobin is now 4-5-0-1 with a 2.76 GAA and a .895 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage and in shots 40-17. The Devils led the game in blocked shots 10-4. Both teams had 26 hits. The Bruins went 1-for-5 on the power-play while the Devils went 0-for-1.

Drew Stafford led the Bruins with 7 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Matt Beleskey, Jimmy Hayes, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 8-2 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Drew Stafford
2) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 34-25-6 with 74 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 8-2-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 17-14-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they visit the Ottawa Senators, at 7:30pm ET.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Lundqvist leads Rangers to 2-1 win over Bruins


New York Rangers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 2, 2017.
Last night the Bruins hosted the New York Rangers and coincidentally enough it just happened to be Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist's birthday. Lundqvist went on to play fantastic, leading the way to a Rangers 2-1 win over the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Rangers Pavel Buchnevich scored, giving the Rangers a 1-0 lead. Later, Rangers Oscar Lindberg scored, giving the Rangers a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 29th goal of the season, cutting the Rangers lead to 2-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 21 shots. Rask is now 30-15-0-4 with a 2.26 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage and shots 33-21. The Rangers led the game in hits 27-24 and blocked shots 14-11. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Rangers went 0-for-4.

David Backes led the Bruins with 7 hits. David Backes and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

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

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 7-2 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist
2) Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh
3) Bruins forward David Krejci

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 33-25-6 with 72 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 home record is now 16-14-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the New Jersey Devils, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Bruins acquire Drew Stafford

Drew Stafford
On Wednesday, the NHL trade deadline, the Bruins made one move, acquiring Winnipeg Jets forward Drew Stafford for a conditional 6th-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Stafford is 31 years old, in his 11th NHL season and has been known to be somewhat of a Bruins nemesis where he always seemed to score against the Bruins during his days with the Buffalo Sabres. This season with the Jets, Stafford has played in 40 games, scored 4 goals and recorded 9 assists for 13 total points. For his NHL career, he has played in 707 games, has 179 goals and 392 points.

Bruins beat Coyotes 4-1


Arizona Coyotes @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on February 28, 2017.
On Tuesday, the beat the visiting Arizona Coyotes 4-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Colin Miller scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Coyotes Peter Holland scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Shortly after the goal, Bruins Colin Miller laid out Coyotes Alexander Burmistrov with a big hit, which looked to be clean although his shoulder came in contact with Burmistrov's head. Burmistrov was taken off the ice on a stretcher but gave "two thumbs up" to the crowd on his way out. Miller received a charging major and game misconduct. Later, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 5th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Later, Bruins David Backes scored his 13th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. With 11 seconds left in the period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 28th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 22 saves on 23 shots. Rask is now 30-14-0-4 with a 2.27 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 68% faceoff percentage, shots 25-23 and blocked shots 15-6. The Coyotes led the game in hits 23-18. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Coyotes went 1-for-4.

Zdeno Chara and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 hits. Riley Nash, Brandon Carlo and Adam McQuaid all led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Matt Beleskey, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 7-1 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 33-24-6 with 72 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is later today (Thursday), when they host the New York Rangers, at 7pm ET.