Saturday, April 22, 2017

Bruins vs Senators game 5 summary


Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators, Game 5 recap video, on April 21, 2017.
Bruins beat Senators in double overtime, still alive in series
After getting a goal taken away from them and later they should have been awarded a penalty shot (due to Senators Jean-Gabriel Pageau covering the puck with his glove in the goalie crease), the Bruins were able to stay alive with a double-overtime win with rookie Sean Kuraly providing the timely winner. Kuraly was in the lineup as coach Bruce Cassidy scratched forward Ryan Spooner, which turned out to be a great move. David Krejci was injured in the game with another uncalled knee-on-knee hit. After the game, Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said that there were some derogatory comments made at Krejci while he was coming off the ice, which got the Bruins going (so thank you to whoever that moron was on the Senators). Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask also came up big and made quite a few game-saving saves as the Bruins defense didn't make it easy for him.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Senators Mark Stone scored, giving the Senators a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, 30 seconds into the period, Senators Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored, giving the Senators a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, cutting the Senators lead to 2-1. Later, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In the first overtime period, no scoring happened.

In the second overtime period, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, winning the game for the Bruins 3-2.

NHL changes rules for the Bruins
So this was the non-penalty shot call that should have been, but I guess the NHL changed their rules for this game...

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and made 41 saves on 43 shots. Rask is now 2-3 with a 2.14 GAA and a .924 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in hits 56-39. The Senators led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, in shots 43-39 and blocked shots 29-19. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-5.

Sean Kuraly and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 6 shots each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 9 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Brandon Carlo, Tommy Cross, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jimmy Hayes, Torey Krug, Adam McQuaid and Ryan Spooner were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Sean Kuraly
2) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
3) Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau

Onto the next one
The Senators lead the series 3-2. Game 6 is in Boston, on Sunday, at 3pm ET.

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