Thursday, March 2, 2017

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.

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