Saturday, December 30, 2017

Rask, Bruins shutout Senators 5-0


Boston Bruins Game 37: Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators game recap video, on December 30, 2017.
On Saturday the Bruins played the Ottawa Senators again and this time they came away with a big 5-0 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 8:13, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 3:29, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 5:38, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. At 13:39, Bruins David Krejci scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead.

In the third period, at 1:11, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 11th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 5-0 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 25 shots he faced, earning his 2nd shutout of the season. Rask is now 13-8-3 with a 2.13 GAA and a .923 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-25 and blocked shots 20-13. The Senators led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage and in hits 46-29. The Bruins went 3-for-4 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-1.

Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 6 shots. David Backes and Sean Kuraly led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Anders Bjork, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Ryan Spooner
2) Bruins forward David Krejci
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 21-10-6 with 48 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-1-2 in their last ten games and their road record is now 8-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday (January 2nd), when they visit the New York Islanders, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Bruins blow lead, Capitals win in shootout


Boston Bruins Game 36: Boston Bruins @ Washington Capitals game recap video, on December 28, 2017.
On Thursday the Bruins visited the Washington Capitals and they came out strong with a two-goal lead in the first period. Then it went downhill as the Capitals came back to tie it up in the second period. In the third period, both teams scored making it 3-3 and the game would eventually go to a shootout where Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin would score the game-winning goal. The Bruins have now lost 12 straight games to the Capitals.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 1:23, Bruins David Backes scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 2:12, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 5:11, Bruins Sean Kuraly dropped the gloves with Capitals Brooks Orpik (yes he actually dropped the gloves this time) after Orpik laid out Bruins Tim Schaller with a big hit.

In the second period, at 12:31, Capitals Lars Eller scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. At 14:07, Capitals Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, at 7:19, Bruins David Backes scored his 7th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. At 11:22, Brett Connolly scored, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, in the 3rd round, Capitals Alex Ovechkin scored, and Bruins Riley Nash did not score, so the Capitals won the game 4-3.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 31 saves on 34 shots. Khudobin is now 8-2-3 with a 2.47 GAA and a .923 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage. The Capitals led the game in hits 37-14 and blocked shots 19-13. Both teams had 34 shots. The Bruins went 0-for-5 on the power-play while the Capitals went 1-for-4.

David Backes, Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk all led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Sean Kuraly led the Bruins with 3 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

David Krejci, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward David Backes
2) Capitals forward Lars Eller
3) Capitals forward Brett Connolly

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 20-10-6 with 46 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-1-2 in their last ten games and their road record is now 7-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the Ottawa Senators, at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Bruins pound Senators 5-1


Boston Bruins Game 35: Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 27, 2017.
On Wednesday night, the Bruins returned to action after the Christmas break and pounded the Ottawa Senators 5-1. The Bruins are now on a 5-game winning streak.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 5:22, Bruins Kevan Miller scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 8:28, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 9th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 15:01, Bruins Noel Acciari was hit from the blindside by Senators Fredrik Claesson and went down, then Bruins Tim Schaller instigated a fight with Claesson. Claesson received a match penalty, fighting major and game misconduct. Schaller received 2, 5, 10 for the fight. Acciari would later return to the game.

In the second period, at 1:25, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. At 3:49, Senators Thomas Chabot scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-1. At 14:43, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead.

In the third period, at 18:40, Bruins David Backes scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 12-8-3 with a 2.23 GAA and a .920 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 15-13. The Senators led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, in shots 26-23 and hits 18-14. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-1.

David Backes led the Bruins with 5 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 hits. Riley Nash led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

David Krejci, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Riley Nash
2) Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 20-10-5 with 45 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 8-1-1 in their last ten games and their home record is now 13-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Thursday), when they visit the Washington Capitals, at 7:30pm ET.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Bruins beat Red Wings 3-1


Boston Bruins Game 34: Detroit Red Wings @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 23, 2017.
On Saturday afternoon, the Bruins came away with a big 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 13:37, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 15th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 14:38, Red Wings Frans Nielsen scored a short-handed goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 6:11, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 9th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 19:46, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 10th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 30 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 11-8-3 with a 2.28 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 61% faceoff percentage. The Red Wings led the game in shots 31-26, hits 27-22 and blocked shots 16-12. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 0-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Ryan Spooner, Noel Acciari, Charlie McAvoy and Kevan Miller all led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

David Krejci, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins captain Zdeno Chara
2) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 19-10-5 with 43 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-2-1 in their last ten games and their home record is now 12-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they host the Ottawa Senators, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Bruins beat Jets in shootout 2-1


Boston Bruins Game 33: Winnipeg Jets @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 21, 2017.
The Bruins and Jets had a goalie duel that would go to a shootout and Bruins birthday-boy Charlie McAvoy scored the game-winning goal.

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

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 8:16, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 9:13, Jets Patrik Laine scored, tying the game 1-1.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Jets Bryan Little scored in the 1st round; Bruins David Pastrnak scored in the 4th round; and Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored the game-winning goal in the 8th round.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 37 saves on 38 shots. Rask is now 10-8-3 with a 2.34 GAA and a .916 save percentage this season.

The Jets led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, in shots 38-33, hits 28-26 and blocked shots 20-13. Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Sean Kuraly, Noel Acciari, Tim Schaller, Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy and Kevan Miller all led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

David Krejci, Riley Nash, Ryan Spooner and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins. Forward Colby Cave made his NHL debut but only had 1:10 of ice time and had 2 PIMs.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
2) Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy
3) Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 18-10-5 with 41 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-2-1 in their last ten games and their home record is now 11-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Detroit Red Wings, at 1pm ET.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Khudobin leads Bruins to 3-0 shutout over Sabres


Boston Bruins Game 32: Boston Bruins @ Buffalo Sabres game recap video, on December 19, 2017.
After playing last night, on Tuesday the Bruins visited the Buffalo Sabres and Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin led the team to a 3-0 shutout.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened. At 4:48, Bruins Kevan Miller dropped the gloves with Sabres Zach Bogosian, after Miller laid out another Sabres player with a big hit. Miller gets the decision in this one.

In the second period, at 10:14, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 8th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the third period, at 18:09, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 4th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 18:29, Bruins David Backes scored his 4th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and stopped all 36 shots he faced to earn his 1st shutout of the season. Khudobin is now 8-2-2 with a 2.45 GAA and a .923 save percentage this season.

The Sabres led the game with a 62% faceoff percentage, in shots 36-33, hits 25-13 and blocked shots 17-14. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-1.

Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 5 shots. Sean Kuraly, Noel Acciari, Brandon Carlo and Kevan Miller all led the Bruins with 2 hits each. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

David Krejci, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin
2) Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk
3) Bruins forward Brad Marchand

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 17-10-5 with 39 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-2-1 in their last ten games and their road record is now 7-5-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Winnipeg Jets, at 7pm ET.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Bruins offense explodes, beating Blue Jackets 7-2


Boston Bruins Game 31: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 18, 2017.
Wow, what a show the Bruins offense put on against the Columbus Blue Jacket on Monday night as they exploded with seven goals, beating the Blue Jackets 7-2. I don't know if it's because how bad the Blue Jackets played or not but the Bruins were pulling off some sweet moves that you think you would only see in NHL video games. Check out the recap video with the highlights. If that wasn't enough, Bruins rookie Charlie McAvoy got his first "Gordie Howe Hat Trick" in this game, as he scored a goal, got an assist and got into his first fight, what a night for him and the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 14:48, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 14th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 8:23, Bruins David Backes scored his 3rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 11:53, Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, at 0:53, Bruins Charlie McAvoy got into his first NHL fight with Blue Jackets Pierre-Luc Dubois, after McAvoy laid a hit on Dubois, which was called an illegal check to the head, and McAvoy handled himself ok as he's not a fighter anyways. At 8:32, Blue Jackets Josh Anderson scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-1. At 12:30, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 8th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead. At 15:44, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-1 lead. At 17:26, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 8th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 6-1 lead. At 18:50, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 7th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 7-1 lead. At 19:46, Blue Jackets Seth Jones scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 7-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 16 saves on 18 shots. Rask is now 9-8-3 with a 2.42 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 45-18. The Blue Jackets led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, in hits 23-22 and blocked shots 19-14. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 1-for-5.

Patrice Bergeron and Sean Kuraly led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Noel Acciari, Charlie McAvoy and Kevan Miller all led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

David Krejci, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Danton Heinen
2) Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy
3) Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-10-5 with 37 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 6-3-1 in their last ten games and their home record is now 10-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow/on Tuesday, when they visit the Buffalo Sabres, at 7:30pm ET.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Rangers beat Bruins in overtime 3-2


Boston Bruins Game 30: New York Rangers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 16, 2017.
On Saturday the Bruins hosted the New York Rangers and while they were able to come back and tie it up in the third period, the Rangers beat the Bruins in overtime 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 14:42, Rangers Michael Grabner scored, giving the Rangers a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 2:41, Rangers J.T. Miller scored a power-play goal, giving the Rangers a 2-0 lead. At 17:12, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 7th goal of the season, cutting the Rangers lead to 2-1.

In the third period, at 5:38, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 13th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, Rangers Mats Zuccarello scored a power-play goal, winning the game 3-2 for the Rangers.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 8-8-3 with a 2.44 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 62% faceoff percentage and in shots 35-28. The Rangers led the game in hits 24-19 and blocked shots 16-6. The Bruins went 1-for-7 on the power-play while the Rangers went 2-for-5.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 9 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Anders Bjork, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello
2) Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist
3) Bruins forward Brad Marchand

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-10-5 with 35 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 6-3-1 in their last ten games and their home record is now 9-5-3 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Capitals beat Bruins once again


Boston Bruins Game 29: Washington Capitals @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 14, 2017.
On Thursday night, the Bruins continued their losing streak to the Washington Capitals with their 11th straight loss to them, by losing 5-3. This game was not pretty for the Bruins and it definitely showed how bad their team defense can be at times.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 17:34, Capitals Jakub Vrana scored, giving the Capitals a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 4:22, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. At 12:05, Capitals Nicklas Backstrom scored a power-play goal, giving the Capitals a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, at 7:52, Capitals Alex Chiasson scored, giving the Capitals a 3-1 lead. At 11:31, Capitals Alex Chiasson scored a short-handed goal, giving the Capitals a 4-1 lead. At 16:20, Bruins David Krejci scored his 5th goal of the season, cutting the Capitals lead to 4-2. At 18:31, Capitals Alex Ovechkin scored an empty-net goal, giving the Capitals a 5-2 lead. At 19:33, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 7th goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Capitals lead to 5-3.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 17 saves on 21 shots. Khudobin is now 7-2-2 with a 2.67 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 58% faceoff percentage, shots 37-22 and hits 31-20. The Capitals led the game in blocked shots 15-11. The Bruins went 2-for-5 on the power-play while the Capitals went 1-for-4.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 7 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 6 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Ryan Spooner, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins. It was reported that the Bruins have placed forward Matt Beleskey on waivers to go to Providence (AHL), if nobody picks him up.

Three stars of the game
1) Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
2) Capitals forward Alex Chiasson
3) Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-10-4 with 34 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-3-0 in their last ten games and their home record is now 9-5-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the New York Rangers, at 5pm ET.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bruins beat Red Wings in overtime 3-2


Boston Bruins Game 28: Boston Bruins @ Detroit Red Wings game recap video, on December 13, 2017.
On Wednesday night, the Bruins took on the Detroit Red Wings and were able to tie the game 2-2 in the third period. Then in overtime, Bruins Brad Marchand showed his skills with a beautiful hard-working goal to win the game.

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

In the second period, at 9:15, Red Wings Tomas Tatar scored a power-play goal giving the Red Wings a 1-0 lead.

In the third period, at 3:02, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. At 11:34, Red Wings Dylan Larkin scored a short-handed goal, giving the Red Wings a 2-1 lead. At 18:34, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 15th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, at 0:35, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 12th goal of the season, winning the game 3-2 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 31 saves on 33 shots. Rask is now 8-8-2 with a 2.41 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Red Wings led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage, in shots 33-32 and blocked shots 20-8. Both teams had 25 hits. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 1-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 4 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Frank Vatrano and Kevan Miller were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
3) Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-9-4 with 34 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow/Thursday, when they host the Washington Capitals, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Bruins beat Islanders 3-1 in feisty game


Boston Bruins Game 27: New York Islanders @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 9, 2017.
Tonight the Bruins took on the New York Islanders and this game turned into a feisty game in the third period but the Bruins were able to hold on and come away with a big 3-1 win.

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

In the second period, at 10:51, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 11th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 4:03, Islanders Casey Cizikas nailed Bruins Charlie McAvoy with a big hit, which prompted Jake DeBrusk to instigate a fight with Cizikas. DeBrusk ended up getting 2-5-10 (17 PIMs in total) in his first NHL fight.

In the third period, at 0:26, Bruins Brad Marchand got a 5-minute interference major for hitting Islanders John Tavares up high and late. At 6:45, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 11:47, Bruins David Backes got a major for headbutting Islanders Andrew Ladd, video can be seen here. At 16:52, Islanders Anders Lee scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. At 19:18, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 6th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 30 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 7-8-2 with a 2.43 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 59% faceoff percentage, shots 33-31 and blocked shots 21-10. The Islanders led the game in hits 28-19. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Islanders went 0-for-4.

Sean Kuraly, Jake DeBrusk and Zdeno Chara all led the Bruins with 4 shots each. David Backes led the Bruins with 4 hits. Patrice Bergeron and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Noel Acciari, Matt Beleskey and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

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

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-9-4 with 32 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 8-2-0 in their last ten games and their home record is now 9-4-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the Detroit Red Wings, at 8pm ET.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Bruins offense comes alive, beat Coyotes 6-1


Boston Bruins Game 26: Arizona Coyotes @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 7, 2017.
Tonight the Bruins hosted the struggling Arizona Coyotes and came away with a strong 6-1 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 0:15, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 10th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 17:07, Coyotes Christian Dvorak scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, at 13:54, Bruins David Backes scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 19:06, Bruins David Backes scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, at 0:45, Bruins David Krejci scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead. At 17:56, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-1 lead. At 18:51, Bruins Anders Bjork scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 6-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 20 saves on 21 shots. Rask is now 6-8-2 with a 2.52 GAA and a .908 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage, shots 32-21 and blocked shots 11-6. The Coyotes led the game in hits 26-23. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Coyotes didn't have any power-plays.

Riley Nash led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 3 hits. Tim Schaller, Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug all led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Matt Beleskey, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward David Backes
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 13-9-4 with 30 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-3-0 in their last ten games and their home record is now 8-4-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the New York Islanders, at 7pm ET.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Bruins defense falls apart, lose to Predators


Boston Bruins Game 25: Boston Bruins @ Nashville Predators game recap video, on December 4, 2017.
Tonight the Bruins showed that when they play bad team defense, it doesn't matter who is in net, you won't win games, as they fell 5-3 to the Nashville Predators.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 1:26, Predators Craig Smith scored, giving the Predators a 1-0 lead. At 19:42, Predators Craig Smith scored again, giving the Predators a 2-0 lead

In the second period, at 2:15, Predators Nick Bonino scored, giving the Predators a 3-0 lead. At 4:10, Predators Kevin Fiala scored, giving the Predators a 4-0 lead. At 10:14, Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Predators lead to 4-1.

In the third period, at 4:33, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 3rd goal of the season, cutting the Predators lead to 4-2. At 5:48, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 14th goal of the season, cutting the Predators lead to 4-3. At 6:22, Predators Filip Forsberg scored, giving the Predators a 5-3 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin started the game in net but after allowing a the fourth goal, he was pulled in the second period and Tuukka Rask came in and played the rest of the game. Khudobin made 10 saves on 14 shots. Khudobin got the loss and is now 7-1-2 with a 2.53 GAA and a .922 save percentage this season. Rask made 10 saves on 11 shots, and now has a 2.62 GAA and a .906 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 40-25 and hits 19-15. The Predators led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 22-14. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Predators went 0-for-2.

David Pastrnak and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Tim Schaller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

David Backes got his 500th NHL point, with an assist on Zdeno Chara's goal.

Matt Beleskey, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Predators forward Craig Smith
2) Predators forward Kevin Fiala
3) Predators forward Kyle Turris

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 12-9-4 with 28 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 6-4-0 in their last ten games and their road record is now 5-5-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Arizona Coyotes, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Rask leads Bruins over struggling Flyers


Boston Bruins Game 24: Boston Bruins @ Philadelphia Flyers game recap video, on December 2, 2017.
This afternoon, the Bruins visited the struggling Philadelphia Flyers and the Bruins controlled most of the game with Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask playing strong in net, earning his 1st shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over the Flyers. Bruins Brad Marchand returned to the lineup, took a high hit in the first period, left the game but returned at the start of the second period and played a strong game, so hopefully he is ok.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 8:29, Bruins Kevan Miller and Flyers Wayne Simmonds dropped the gloves and had a good fight. Remember these two had words with each other in a pre-season game in September when Bruins David Krejci dropped the gloves with Flyers Nolan Patrick. At 14:30, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 6:38, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 13th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 10:44, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 9th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 28 shots he faced, earning his 1st shutout of the season. Rask is now 5-8-2 with a 2.65 GAA and a .906 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 21-13. The Flyers led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, in shots 28-27 and hits 19-13. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Flyers went 0-for-6.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 3 shots. Noel Acciari, Brad Marchand and Kevan Miller all led the Bruins with 2 hits each. Brandon Carlo and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots each.

Matt Beleskey, Frank Vatrano and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 12-8-4 with 28 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division (as of right now before the Montreal game, if Montreal beats the Red Wings tonight then they'll move ahead of the Bruins in the standings). The Bruins are 6-3-1 in their last ten games and their road record is now 5-4-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they visit the Nashville Predators, at 8pm ET.