Thursday, March 9, 2017

Bruins pound Red Wings 6-1


Detroit Red Wings @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 8, 2017.
Last night the Bruins took on the Detroit Red Wings and broke the game wide open with a 4-0 first period lead and they didn't look back as they went on to a 6-1 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 11:07, Bruins David Krejci scored his 17th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Only 1:01 later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 31st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Drew Stafford scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. With 15 seconds left in the period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 18th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead.

In the second period, at 16:55, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 32nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Red Wings Niklas Kronwall scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 5-1.

In the third period, only 34 seconds into the period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 27th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 6-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 31-16-0-4 with a 2.25 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 60% faceoff percentage, in shots 29-27 and blocked shots 11-10. The Red Wings led the game in hits 30-22. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 0-for-3.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 4 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 4 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Peter Cehlarik, Ryan Spooner, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 9-3 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward David Krejci
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 35-26-6 with 76 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 18-14-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Philadelphia Flyers, at 1pm ET.

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