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.

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