Monday, April 3, 2017

Bruins beat Blackhawks, win 5th straight game

Boston Bruins @ Chicago Blackhawks game recap video, on April 2, 2017.
On Sunday, Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin led the Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Blackhawks, earning two big points, giving the Bruins their 5th straight win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 12th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 21st goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Blackhawks Artemi Panarin scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1.

In the third period, Bruins Kevan Miller scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. Less than a minute later, Blackhawks Jordin Tootoo scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2.

Game notes
Bruins Anton Khudobin played in net and made 41 saves on 43 shots. Khudobin is now 7-5-0-1 with a 2.56 GAA and a .906 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 57% faceoff percentage, hits 29-21 and blocked shots 19-14. The Blackhawks led the game in shots 43-29. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Blackhawks went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 5 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes, Frank Vatrano, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 17-7 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin
2) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
3) Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 43-30-6 with 92 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 21-14-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 7pm ET.

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