Sunday, March 26, 2017

Nash leads Bruins to 2-1 win over Islanders

Boston Bruins @ New York Islanders game recap video, on March 25, 2017.
Last night the Bruins visited the New York Islanders and came away with two big points as Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin played well in net and fourth-liner Riley Nash had a big game with both of the Bruins goals to give the Bruins a 2-1 win over the Islanders who are chasing the Bruins in the playoff "Wild Card" race.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 10:05, Islanders John Tavares scored, giving the Islanders a 1-0 lead. Only 36 seconds later, at 10:41, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 6th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 4:12, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 7th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 18 saves on 19 shots. Khudobin is now 6-5-0-1 with a 2.60 GAA and a .899 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage. The Islanders led the game in shots 19-18, hits 29-26 and blocked shots 17-13. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Islanders went 0-for-6.

Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 3 shots. David Backes and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 8 hits each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Tuukka Rask, Matt Beleskey, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 13-7 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Riley Nash
2) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin
3) Islanders forward John Tavares

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 39-30-6 with 84 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 20-14-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the Nashville Predators, at 7pm ET.

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