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.

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