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.

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