Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bruins vs Senators game 1 summary

Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators, Game 1 recap video, on April 12, 2017.
Bruins take game 1
After a pretty even first period, the Senators dominated the second period and got a 1-0 lead, but the Bruins would score twice in the third period and hold on for a 2-1 win, and taking a 1-0 series lead. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask deserves a lot of credit for keeping the Bruins in the game, especially in the second period when the Bruins had zero shots and it was all Senators.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Senators Bobby Ryan scored, giving the Senators a 1-0 lead. Bruins defenseman Colin Miller was injured from a knee-on-knee hit by Senators Mark Borowiecki and Miller did not return to the game. Somehow Borowiecki only got a 2-minute tripping minor for the knee-on-knee hit.

In the third period, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 1-0-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA and a .963 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins and Senators had a 50% faceoff percentage. The Senators led the game in shots 27-25, hits 35-27 and blocked shots 21-19. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-2.

Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 shots. David Backes and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

David Krejci was a late scratch for the game and forward Sean Kuraly played. Kuraly had 1 shot and 2 hits in 7:28 of ice time. Charlie McAvoy played in his first NHL game and didn't look out of place at all. McAvoy was a +1 with 1 hit and 2 blocked shots in 24:11 of ice time.

Noel Acciari, Brandon Carlo, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jimmy Hayes, David Krejci, Torey Krug, Zane McIntyre, and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Frank Vatrano
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Senators forward Bobby Ryan

Onto the next one
The Bruins lead the series 1-0. Game 2 is in Ottawa, on Saturday, at 7pm ET.

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