Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Senators beat Bruins 4-2

Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators game recap video, on March 6, 2017.
Last night the Ottawa Senators beat the Bruins 4-2 and increased their lead over the Bruins in the Atlantic Division.

Quick game summary
In the first period, only 1:21 into the game, Senators Derick Brassard scored, giving the Senators a 1-0 lead. Less than three minutes later, Senators Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored, giving the Senators a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 17th goal of the season, cutting the Senators lead to 2-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Senators Mike Hoffman scored a power-play goal, giving the Senators a 3-1 lead. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 30th goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Senators lead to 3-2. Late in the period, Senators Alex Burrows scored an empty-net goal, giving the Senators a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 30-16-0-4 with a 2.28 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 17-16. The Senators led the game with a 59% faceoff percentage, in shots 29-27 and hits 26-21. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Senators went 1-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Jimmy Hayes, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 8-3 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf
2) Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson
3) Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 34-26-6 with 74 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 17-12-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they host the Detroit Red Wings, at 8pm ET.

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