Friday, March 17, 2017

Oilers beat Bruins 7-4


Boston Bruins @ Edmonton Oilers game recap video, on March 16, 2017.
On Thursday, the Edmonton Oilers ended the Bruins winning streak with a 7-4 win over the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Oilers Patrick Maroon scored a power-play goal, giving the Oilers a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Oilers Patrick Maroon scored again, giving the Oilers a 2-0 lead. Later, Oilers Benoit Pouliot scored, giving the Oilers a 3-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 31st goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Oilers lead to 3-1. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 37th goal of the season, cutting the Oilers lead to 3-2. Later, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Oilers Patrick Maroon and they had an ok fight. Later, Oilers Anton Slepyshev scored, giving the Oilers a 4-2 lead. Late in the period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara dropped the gloves with Oilers Zack Kassian in a quick uneventful fight.

In the second period, Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a power-play goal, giving the Oilers a 5-2 lead. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask got pulled after this goal, and backup goalie Anton Khudobin played the rest of the game. Later, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 10th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, cutting the Oilers lead to 5-3. Later, Oilers Leon Draisaitl scored, giving the Oilers a 6-3 lead. Later, Oilers Milan Lucic scored a power-play goal, giving the Oilers a 7-3 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 20th goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Oilers lead to 7-4.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started the game in net and made 12 saves on 17 shots in 22:06 of ice time. Anton Khudobin came into the game in the second period and made 17 saves on 19 shots. Rask got the loss and is now 33-17-0-4 with a 2.32 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season. Khudobin now has a 2.73 GAA and a .897 save percentage this season.

The Oilers led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, hits 28-22 and blocked shots 21-17. Both teams had 36 shots. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Oilers went 3-for-6.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 7 shots. Drew Stafford led the Bruins with 4 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 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 12-4 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Oilers Patrick Maroon
2) Oilers Connor McDavid
3) Bruins Brad Marchand

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-27-6 with 82 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 road record is now 19-13-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7:30pm ET.

Roster moves
On Thursday, the Bruins assigned forwards Peter Cehlarik and Austin Czarnik to Providence (AHL).

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