Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Bruins beat Lightning 3-2


Boston Bruins Game 23: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 29, 2017.
On Wednesday night, the Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 7:27, Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 17:13, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, at 5:59, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. At 10:53, Lightning Andrej Sustr scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-1. At 2:26, Lightning Cedric Paquette hit Bruins Torey Krug from behind, then Bruins Frank Vatrano went after Paquette which started a big scrum. You remember Paquette, right? He was the guy back in 2015 that Bruins captain Zdeno Chara roughed up a few times after Paquette dived, embellished and threw gloved punches at Chara.

In the third period, at 2:10, Lightning Steven Stamkos scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 21 shots. Rask is now 4-8-2 with a 2.84 GAA and a .899 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 57% faceoff percentage, in shots 36-21 and blocked shots 15-11. The Lightning led the game in hits 26-15. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Lightning went 1-for-2.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 7 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 5 hits. Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Jake DeBrusk and David Krejci were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 11-8-4 with 26 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 5-4-1 in their last ten games and their home record is now 7-4-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers, at 1pm ET.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Oilers end Bruins winning streak


Edmonton Oilers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 26, 2017.
On Sunday, the Bruins hosted Milan Lucic and the Edmonton Oilers but unfortunately the Bruins fell 4-2 and had their winning streak end.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 14:03, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 12th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 9:50, Oilers Patrick Maroon scored, tying the game 1-1. At 14:20, Oilers Adam Larsson scored, giving the Oilers a 2-1 lead. At 15:31, Bruins David Krejci scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, at 2:07, Oilers Ryan Strome scored, giving the Oilers a 3-2 lead. At 19:09, Oilers Leon Draisaitl scored an empty-net goal, giving the Oilers a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 32 saves on 35 shots. Rask is now 3-8-2 with a 2.91 GAA and a .899 save percentage this season.

The Oilers led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, in shots 36-25, hits 31-27 and blocked shots 11-5. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Oilers went 0-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 6 hits.

Brad Marchand, Peter Cehlarik, Ryan Spooner and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins. David Backes is on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Oilers forward Patrick Maroon
2) Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 10-8-4 with 24 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 5-4-1 in their last ten games and their home record is now 6-4-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 7:30pm ET.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Bruins beat Penguins, win 4th straight game


Pittsburgh Penguins @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 24, 2017.
The day after Thanksgiving usually brings a bad effort by the Bruins in past seasons for as long as I can remember but today it was different. The Bruins played a good game against the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins and held on for a 4-3 win, getting their 4th win in a row and sending the Penguins to their 3rd loss in a row. Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin stays undefeated in regulation this season with a 7-0-2 record.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 6:13, Bruins David Krejci scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 10:51, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, at 1:02, Penguins Jake Guentzel scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. At 10:31, Bruins Matt Grzelcyk scored his 1st goal of the season, which was also his first career NHL goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. At 14:07, Penguins Phil Kessel scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2. At 17:44, Penguins Sidney Crosby scored, tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, at 5:06, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 11th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-3 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 17 saves on 20 shots. Khudobin is now 7-0-2 with a 2.22 GAA and a .932 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage, in shots 33-20 and blocked shots 18-11. The Penguins led the game in hits 38-23. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Penguins went 1-for-1.

Sean Kuraly and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 5 hits. Danton Heinen led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Brad Marchand, Matt Beleskey, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins. David Backes is on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk
2) Penguins forward Sidney Crosby
3) Bruins forward David Krejci

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 10-7-4 with 24 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 5-4-1 in their last ten games and their home record is now 6-3-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday, when they host the Edmonton Oilers, at 5pm ET.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Khudobin and McAvoy lead Bruins to shootout win over Devils


Boston Bruins @ New Jersey Devils game recap video, on November 22, 2017.
Tonight the Bruins got great goaltending from backup goalie Anton Khudobin and a beautiful shootout goal from Bruins rookie defenseman Charlie McAvoy to get a shootout win over the New Jersey Devils.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 1:25, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 11:02, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 17:10, Devils Jesper Bratt scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 15:16, Devils Brian Gibbons scored, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Devils Taylor Hall scored in the 1st round; Bruins David Pastrnak scored in the 4th round; and Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored in the 22nd round to win the game.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 40 saves on 42 shots. Khudobin is now 6-0-2 with a 2.13 GAA and a .938 save percentage this season.

The Devils led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage, in shots 42-29, hits 24-16 and blocked shots 15-14. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Devils went 1-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 3 hits. Charlie McAvoy and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Brad Marchand, Matt Beleskey, Torey Krug and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins. David Backes is on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Devils forward Brian Gibbons
2) Devils forward Jesper Bratt
3) Devils defenseman Damon Severson

What's up with these stars of the game? Some home-cooking going on.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 9-7-4 with 22 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 5-4-1 in their last ten games and their road record is now 4-4-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday, when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins, at 1pm ET.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Khudobin remains undefeated with Bruins win over Sharks


Boston Bruins @ San Jose Sharks game recap video, on November 18, 2017.
On Saturday night, the Bruins visited Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks, and managed to come away with a 3-1 win as Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin and Bruins youngsters led the way.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 4:50, Sharks Timo Meier scored, giving the Sharks a 1-0 lead. At 6:17, Bruins Peter Cehlarik scored his 1st goal of the season, which was also his 1st career NHL goal, tying the game 1-1. At 10:46, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 14:09, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 36 saves on 37 shots. Khudobin is now 5-0-2 with a 2.17 GAA and a .935 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 30-23 and blocked shots 30-12. The Sharks led the game in shots 37-20. Both teams had a 50% faceoff percentage. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Sharks went 0-for-3.

Jake DeBrusk led the Bruins with 4 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 4 hits. Six different Bruins players had 3 blocked shots each.

Kenny Agostino, Matt Beleskey and Torey Krug were scratched for the Bruins. David Backes and Ryan Spooner are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin
2) Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk
3) Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 8-7-4 with 20 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 4-4-2 in their last ten games and their road record is now 3-4-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the New Jersey Devils, at 7pm ET.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Bruins end losing streak, beat Kings 2-1


Boston Bruins @ Los Angeles Kings game recap video, on November 16, 2017.
On Thursday night, the Bruins ended their four game losing streak by beating the Los Angeles Kings 2-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 16:06, Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 4:33, Kings Drew Doughty scored a power-play goal tying the game 1-1. At 13:16, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 27 saves on 28 shots. Khudobin is now 4-0-2 with a 2.35 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage and shots 30-28. The Kings led the game in hits 42-34 and blocked shots 16-14. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Kings went 1-for-4.

Sean Kuraly, Tim Schaller, Zdeno Chara and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits. Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Kenny Agostino, Matt Beleskey and Torey Krug were scratched for the Bruins. David Backes and Ryan Spooner are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins captain Zdeno Chara
2) Kings forward Anze Kopitar
3) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 7-7-4 with 18 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 3-4-3 in their last ten games and their road record is now 2-4-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the San Jose Sharks, at 10:30pm ET.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Ducks beat Bruins 4-2


Boston Bruins @ Aneheim Ducks game recap video, on November 15, 2017.
On Wednesday night, the Bruins fell to the Ducks 4-2, extending their losing streak to four games.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 13:26, Ducks Kevin Roy scored, giving the Ducks a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 8:38, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. At 14:24, Ducks Josh Manson scored, giving the Ducks a 2-1 lead. At 19:13, Ducks Nick Ritchie scored, giving the Ducks a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, at 2:35, Ducks Derek Grant scored, giving the Ducks a 4-1 lead. At 19:38, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 1st goal of the season, cutting the Ducks lead to 4-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 3-7-2 with a 2.89 GAA and a .897 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage, shots 42-27 and hits 33-31. The Ducks led the game in blocked shots 12-11. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Ducks had no power-plays.

Riley Nash, Patrice Bergeron and Sean Kuraly led the Bruins with 6 shots each. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 10 hits. Noel Acciari and Paul Postma led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Brad Marchand and Rob O'Gara were scratched for the Bruins. David Krejci, David Backes and Ryan Spooner are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Ducks goalie John Gibson
2) Ducks forward Chris Wagner
3) Ducks forward Antoine Vermette

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-7-4 with 16 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they visit the Los Angeles Kings, at 10:30pm ET.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Maple Leafs beat Bruins again


Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 11, 2017.
Another game vs Toronto, another loss to Toronto, as the Maple Leafs beat the Bruins 4-1 tonight.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 8:52, Maple Leafs Mitchell Marner scored, giving the Maple Leafs a 1-0 lead. At 14:16, Maple Leafs James van Riemsdyk scored, giving the Maple Leafs a 2-0 lead (van Riemsdyk continues his dominance against the Bruins). At 15:18, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 2nd goal of the season, cutting the Maple Leafs lead to 2-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened. At 14:01, Bruins Matt Beleskey dropped the gloves with Maple Leafs Matt Martin because of a hit he put on Bruins Anders Bjork earlier.

In the third period, at 6:52, Maple Leafs Morgan Rielly scored, giving the Maple Leafs a 3-1 lead. At 18:13, Maple Leafs Patrick Marleau scored an empty-net goal, giving the Maple Leafs a 4-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 21 saves on 24 shots. Rask is now 3-6-2 with a 2.79 GAA and a .901 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, in shots 39-25, hits 30-29 and blocked shots 16-11. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 1-for-3.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 9 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 5 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Jake DeBrusk and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins. David Krejci, David Backes and Ryan Spooner are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Maple Leafs goalie Curtis McElhinney
2) Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk
3) Bruins forward Frank Vatrano

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-6-4 with 16 points this season and are in 6th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 3-3-4 in their last ten games and their home record is now 5-3-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the Anaheim Ducks, at 10pm ET.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Maple Leafs beat Bruins in overtime 3-2


Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs game recap video, on November 10, 2017.
Even with Bruins second-leading goal scorer Brad Marchand returning to the lineup and the Maple Leafs missing young star Auston Matthews from their lineup, on Friday night the Bruins found themselves blowing leads and eventually losing in overtime to the Maple Leafs 3-2.

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

In the second period, at 15:38, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 19:44, Maple Leafs (and Bruins killer) James Van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, at 14:30, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 19:00, Maple Leafs James Van Riemsdyk scored again, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, at 1:07, Maple Leafs Patrick Marleau scored to win the game for the Maple Leafs 3-2.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 30 saves on 33 shots. Khudobin is now 3-0-2 with a 2.60 GAA and a .923 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 35-33 and blocked shots 17-15. The Maple Leafs led the game in hits 25-23. Both teams had a 50% faceoff percentage. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 1-for-6.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 5 hits. Riley Nash, Tim Schaller and Brandon Carlo all led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Frank Vatrano and Rob O'Gara were scratched for the Bruins. David Krejci, David Backes and Ryan Spooner are on the IR.

On Thursday, Bruins forward Austin Czarnik was assigned to Providence (AHL).

Three stars of the game
1) Maple Leafs forward Patrick Marleau
2) ? (NHL.com didn't have one listed)
3) ? (NHL.com didn't have one listed)

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-5-4 with 16 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 4-2-4 in their last ten games and their road record is now 1-3-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 8pm ET.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Vesey and Lundqvist lead Rangers to win over Bruins


Boston Bruins @ New York Rangers game recap video, on November 8, 2017.
On Wednesday, Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and forward Jimmy Vesey led the Rangers to a 4-2 win over the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 9:53, Rangers Pavel Buchnevich scored, giving the Rangers a 1-0 lead. At 10:14, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 9th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. At 14:41, Rangers Jimmy Vesey scored, giving the Rangers a 2-1 lead. At 15:10, Rangers Jimmy Vesey scored again, giving the Rangers a 3-1 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 6:44, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 3rd goal of the season, cutting the Rangers lead to 3-2. At 19:52, Rangers Rick Nash scored an empty-net goal, giving the Rangers a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 29 saves on 32 shots. Rask is now 3-5-2 with a 2.76 GAA and a .903 save percentage this season.

The Rangers led the game with hits 23-15 and blocked shots 21-13. Both teams had a 50% faceoff percentage and 33 shots each. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Rangers went 0-for-1.

Jordan Szwarz, Danton Heinen and Tim Schaller all led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Sean Kuraly and Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Torey Krug and Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Brad Marchand (lower-body injury) and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins. David Krejci, David Backes, Ryan Spooner and Noel Acciari are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist
2) Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey
3) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-5-3 with 15 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday, when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7pm ET.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Bruins hang on for 5-3 win over Wild


Minnesota Wild @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 6, 2017.
The Bruins had a 4-1 lead at one point against the Minnesota Wild tonight but made mistakes that let the Wild get back into the game. The Bruins though were able to hold on for a 5-3 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 4:53, Wild's Nino Niederreiter scored, giving the Wild a 1-0 lead. At 10:23, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. At 12:42, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 12:50, Bruins Matt Beleskey dropped the gloves and was going to fight Wild's Matt Dumba but Wild's Luke Kunin dropped the gloves and jumped in instead and they had a quick bout.

In the second period, at 5:34, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. At 7:43, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead.

In the third period, at 1:33, Wild's Mikael Granlund scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-2. At 15:56, Wild's Eric Staal scored a short-handed goal cutting the Bruins lead to 4-3. At 19:03, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 3-4-2 with a 2.73 GAA and a .903 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-27. The Wild led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage, hits 37-24 and blocked shots 12-6. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Wild went 0-for-1.

Tim Schaller led the Bruins with 5 shots. Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 5 hits. Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Brad Marchand (lower-body injury), Paul Postma and Anton Khudobin were scratched for the Bruins. David Krejci, David Backes, Ryan Spooner and Noel Acciari are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins captain Zdeno Chara
2) Bruins forward Frank Vatrano
3) Bruins forward Jordan Szwarz

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-4-3 with 15 points this season and are in 5th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 5-2-3 in their last ten games and their home record is now 5-2-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the New York Rangers, at 8pm ET.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Tom Wilson leads Capitals over Bruins 3-2


Washington Capitals @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 4, 2017.
It always feels like other team's third and fourth line players have their best games when playing against the Bruins and that's what happened tonight. Capitals Tom Wilson, who is known for throwing big hits, cheapshots and fists, scored two goals, which was the first time in his career he scored two goals in one game, to lead the Capitals over the Bruins 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 7:01, Capitals Tom Wilson scored, giving the Capitals a 1-0 lead. At 13:06, Capitals Alex Ovechkin scored, giving the Capitals a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, at 3:37, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 7th goal of the season, cutting the Capitals lead to 2-1. At 18:50, Capitals Tom Wilson scored, giving the Capitals a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, at 17:28, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Capitals lead to 3-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 2-4-2 with a 2.70 GAA and a .905 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage, shots 33-27 and hits 25-23. The Capitals led the game in blocked shots 13-8. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Capitals went 0-for-2.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 6 shots. Tim Schaller led the Bruins with 4 hits. Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

David Krejci, Frank Vatrano and Anton Khudobin were scratched for the Bruins. David Backes, Ryan Spooner and Noel Acciari are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Danton Heinen
2) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
3) Capitals goalie Braden Holtby

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 5-4-3 with 13 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 4-3-3 in their last ten games and their home record is now 4-2-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they host the Minnesota Wild, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Bruins beat Golden Knights 2-1


Vegas Golden Knights @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 2, 2017.
On Thursday the Bruins came away with a 2-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights as Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask and forward Sean Kuraly led the way.

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

In the second period, at 3:24, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 9:34, Golden Knights Cody Eakin scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, at 9:53, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 1st goal of the season, his first career regular season goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 28 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 2-3-2 with a 2.65 GAA and a .907 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage. The Golden Knights led the game in shots 29-28, hits 30-28 and blocked shots 20-13. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Golden Knights went 0-for-3.

Sean Kuraly led the Bruins with 4 shots. Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 7 hits. Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Player moves
On Wednesday, the Bruins announced that forward David Backes will undergo surgery on Thursday, to remove a portion of his colon. The expected recovery time is approximately 8 weeks. The Bruins also recalled forward Jordan Szwarz and goalie Zane McIntyre from Providence (AHL) on an emergency basis.

Today, the Bruins announced that they placed forward David Backes on injured reserve and recalled forward Austin Czarnik from Providence (AHL) on an emergency basis.

David Krejci, Frank Vatrano and Anton Khudobin were scratched for the Bruins. David Backes, Ryan Spooner and Noel Acciari are on the IR.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Sean Kuraly
2) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 5-3-3 with 13 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 4-3-3 in their last ten games and their home record is now 4-1-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Washington Capitals, at 7pm ET.