Friday, March 31, 2017

Rask and Bruins shutout Stars 2-0

Dallas Stars @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 30, 2017.
Last night the Bruins hosted Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars and Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was on his game again, stopping every shot he faced to give the Bruins a 2-0 win and a big two points.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 38th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 27 shots he faced, earning his 7th shutout of the season. Rask is now 35-20-0-4 with a 2.31 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage. The Stars led the game in shots 27-24 and blocked shots 20-17. Both teams had 25 hits. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Stars went 0-for-3.

David Backes led the Bruins with 4 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 9 hits. Torey Krug and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Frank Vatrano, Tim Schaller, Colin Miller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 15-7 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 41-30-6 with 88 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division and 2nd place in the Wild Card race. The Bruins are now 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 21-16-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Florida Panthers, at 1pm ET.

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