Saturday, April 15, 2017

Bruins vs Senators game 2 summary

Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators, Game 2 recap video, on April 15, 2017.
Bruins blow lead, series tied 1-1
Today the Bruins had a chance to go up 2-0 in the series against the Ottawa Senators and it was looking really good for the Bruins after two periods as they had a 3-1 lead. Although the third period came and the Bruins looked to sit back and try to hold onto the two goal lead, and when that happens usually the Bruins blow leads. That is exactly what happened as the Senators tied the game 3-3 in the third period and went on to win the game in overtime 4-3. The series is now tied 1-1. The Bruins also lost another defenseman in the game as Adam McQuaid left in the first period and did not return.

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

In the second period, Bruins Drew Stafford scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, Senators Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, Senators Chris Wideman scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2. Later, Senators Derick Brassard scored, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Senators Dion Phaneuf scored, winning the game for the Senators 4-3.

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 1-1-0-0 with a 2.46 GAA and a .911 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in hits 53-51. The Senators led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 21-17. Both teams had 29 shots. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Senators went 1-for-4.

Drew Stafford led the Bruins with 4 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 7 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Noel Acciari, Brandon Carlo, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jimmy Hayes, David Krejci, Torey Krug, Colin Miller and Malcolm Subban were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf
2) Senators forward Clarke MacArthur
3) Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson

Onto the next one
The Bruins-Senators series is now tied 1-1. Game 3 is in Boston, on Monday, at 7pm ET.

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