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.

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