Sunday, June 24, 2018

Bruins Corner blog has moved

The Bruins Corner blog has now moved on from Google's Blogger platform to our own blog on bruinscorner.com, which uses the popular Wordpress content management system.

This Bruins Corner blog will stay online and serve as an archive of past Bruins seasons. You can visit our new blog at bruinscorner.com/blog.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Bruins vs Lightning game 5 summary


Game 5: Boston Bruins @ Tampa Bay Lightning game recap video, on May 6, 2018.
Lightning win Game 5, eliminate Bruins
On Sunday in game 5, the Tampa Bay Lightning won game 5 by the score of 3-1, which eliminated the Boston Bruins from the playoffs.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 19:12, Bruins David Krejci scored his 3rd goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 10:43, Lightning Brayden Point scored, tying the game 1-1. At 14:00, Lightning J.T. Miller scored a power-play goal, giving the Lightning a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, at 18:31, Lightning Anton Stralman scored an empty-net goal, giving the Lightning a 3-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 21 shots. Rask finished the playoffs 5-7 with a 2.88 GAA and a .903 save percentage in the playoffs this year.

The Bruins led the game in shots 28-22. The Lightning led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, in hits 37-29 and blocked shots 17-12. Both teams went 1-for-3 on the power-play.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 8 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 hits. Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Brian Gionta, Danton Heinen, Tommy Wingels, Brandon Carlo and Torey Krug (injured) were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy
2) Lightning forward J.T. Miller
3) Lightning forward Brayden Point

Friday, May 4, 2018

Bruins vs Lightning game 4 summary


Game 4: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on May 4, 2018.
Refs screw Bruins again, Lightning win in overtime
On Friday in game 4, once again non-calls went in favor of the Lightning, as it seems they need all the help they can get to win this series. The Lightning beat the Bruins in overtime 4-3 to take a 3-1 series lead.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 4:36, Lightning Brayden Point scored, giving the Lightning a 1-0 lead. At 9:53, Lightning Nikita Kucherov scored a power-play goal, giving the Lightning a 2-0 lead. At 15:28, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 6th goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, cutting the Lightning's lead to 2-1.

In the second period, at 2:04, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 5th goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, at 6:36, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 6th goal of the playoffs, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. At 12:56, Lightning Steven Stamkos scored, after a blatant non-call as Bruins Charlie McAvoy was held, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, at 3:18, Lightning Dan Girardi scored, winning the game 4-3 for the Lightning.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 5-6 with a 2.96 GAA and a .903 save percentage in the playoffs this year.

The Bruins led the game with a 62% faceoff percentage and in shots 32-28. The Lightning led the game in hits 33-30 and blocked shots 24-19. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Lightning went 1-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 6 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Danton Heinen, Riley Nash, Tommy Wingels, Brandon Carlo and Nick Holden were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi
2) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Lightning now lead the playoff series 3-1. Game 5 is in Tampa Bay, on Sunday, at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Bruins vs Lightning game 3 summary


Game 3: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on May 2, 2018.
Lightning take 2-1 series lead
On Wednesday in game 3, things got worse for the Bruins as they fell 4-1 to the Lightning and now trail in the series 2-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 1:47, Lightning Ondrej Palat scored, giving the Lightning a 1-0 lead. At 3:19, Lightning Ondrej Palat scored again, giving the Lightning a 2-0 lead. At 14:12, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 4th goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, cutting the Lightning's lead to 2-1. At 16:43, Lightning Anthony Cirelli scored, giving the Lightning a 3-1 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened. At 15:12, Bruins David Backes boarded Lightning's Dan Girardi with a questionable hit. Lightning Cedric Paquette instigated a fight with Backes and they had a quick uneventful fight.

In the third period, at 19:18, Lightning Steven Stamkos scored a power-play goal, an empty-net goal, giving the Lightning a 4-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 33 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 5-5 with a 2.87 GAA and a .907 save percentage in the playoffs this year.

The Bruins led the game in hits 36-26. The Lightning led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, in shots 37-29 and blocked shots 19-12. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Lightning went 1-for-5.

Rick Nash led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 6 hits. Matt Grzelcyk led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Tim Schaller, Ryan Donato, Brian Gionta, Brandon Carlo and Nick Holden were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Lightning forward Ondrej Palat
2) Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy
3) Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh

Onto the next one
The Lightning now lead the playoff series 2-1. Game 4 is in Boston, on Friday, at 7pm ET.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Bruins vs Lightning game 2 summary


Game 2: Boston Bruins @ Tampa Bay Lightning game recap video, on April 30, 2018.
Lightning win Game 2, tie series
On Monday in game 2, as usual the refs were awful in this game and the Lightning took advantage of it and beat the Bruins 4-2 to tie the series up 1-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 11:47, Lightning Yanni Gourde scored a power-play goal, giving the Lightning a 1-0 lead. At 18:30, Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, at 10:14, Lightning Tyler Johnson scored, giving the Lightning a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, at 14:08, Lightning Ondrej Palat scored, giving the Lightning a 3-1 lead. At 15:58, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 3rd goal of the playoffs, cutting the Lightning's lead to 3-2. At 19:34, Lightning Brayden Point scored an empty-net goal, giving the Lightning a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 27 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 5-4 with a 2.85 GAA and a .906 save percentage in the playoffs this year.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 13-8. The Lightning led the game with a 57% faceoff percentage, in shots 31-20 and hits 42-24. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Lightning went 1-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Ryan Donato, Brian Gionta, Tommy Wingels, Brandon Carlo and Nick Holden were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Lightning forward Tyler Johnson
2) Lightning forward Brayden Point
3) Lightning forward Ryan Callahan

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

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Bruins vs Lightning game 1 summary


Game 1: Boston Bruins @ Tampa Bay Lightning game recap video, on April 28, 2018.
Rask leads Bruins to 1-0 series lead
On Saturday in game 1, the Bruins were able to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning by a 6-2 score.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 17:11, Bruins Rick Nash scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 0:42, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 2:31, Lightning Dan Girardi scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. At 12:33, Bruins Rick Nash scored his 3rd goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. At 13:22, Lightning Mikhail Sergachev scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2.

In the third period, at 3:32, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 4th goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. At 10:11, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 3rd goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 5-2 lead. At 13:41, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 6th goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 6-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 34 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 5-3 with a 2.81 GAA and a .906 save percentage in the playoffs this year.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 21-6. The Lightning led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage, in shots 36-24 and hits 33-27. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Lightning went 1-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 5 hits. David Backes and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Ryan Donato, Brian Gionta, Tommy Wingels, Brandon Carlo and Nick Holden were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
2) Bruins forward Rick Nash
3) Bruins forward David Pastrnak

Onto the next one
The Bruins now lead the playoff series 1-0. Game 2 is in Tampa Bay, on Monday, at 7pm ET. The Bruins are now 5 wins down and need 11 more wins to bring the Stanley Cup back to Boston.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Bruins vs Lightning playoffs schedule

The Boston Bruins will be playing the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round of the NHL playoffs. Below is the series schedule, found on the nhl.com site.

Game 1: Saturday, April 28th at 3pm ET @ Tampa Bay (TV: NBC, SN, TVAS)
Game 2: Monday, April 30th at 7pm ET @ Tampa Bay (NBCSN, CBC, TVAS)
Game 3: Wednesday, May 2nd at 7pm ET @ Boston (NBCSN, CBC, TVAS)
Game 4: Friday, May 4th at 7pm ET @ Boston (NBCSN, CBC, TVAS)
Game 5: Sunday, May 6th at TBD @ Tampa Bay (CBC, TVAS)
Game 6: Tuesday, May 8th at TBD @ Boston (NBCSN, TVAS)
Game 7: Thursday, May 10th at TBD @ Tampa Bay (NBCSN, TVAS)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Bruins vs Leafs game 7 summary


Game 7: Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on April 25, 2018.
Rookie Jake DeBrusk shines in game 7 win for Bruins
On Wednesday night in game 7, the Bruins were down 4-3 when starting the third period, but came alive and scored four more goals to get a big 7-3 win over the Leafs in game 7 to move on to the next round of the playoffs.

Bruins rookie Jake DeBrusk had a huge game, scoring two goals, also wracking up five shots and three hits.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 2:05, Leafs Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal, giving the Leafs a 1-0 lead. At 4:47, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 4th goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. At 6:12, Leafs Patrick Marleau scored, giving the Leafs a 2-1 lead. At 9:10, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, tying the game 2-2. At 19:23, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead.

In the second period, at 2:07, Leafs Travis Dermott scored, tying the game 3-3. At 6:05, Leafs Kasperi Kapanen scored a short-handed goal, giving the Leafs a 4-3 lead.

In the third period, at 1:10, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, tying the game 4-4. At 5:25, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 5th goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 5-4 lead. At 11:39, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 5th goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 6-4 lead. At 19:09, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 3rd goal of the playoffs, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 7-4 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 20 saves on 24 shots. Rask is now 4-3 with a 2.94 GAA and a .899 save percentage in the playoffs this year.

The Bruins led the game with a 57% faceoff percentage, in shots 36-24 and hits 33-31. The Leafs led the game in blocked shots 10-9. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Leafs went 1-for-2.

Jake DeBrusk and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Noel Acciari and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 6 hits each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Ryan Donato, Brian Gionta, Tommy Wingels, Brandon Carlo and Nick Holden were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk
2) Bruins forward David Krejci
3) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron

Onto the next one
The Bruins have won the series 4-3 and will next take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. We will post the next series schedule soon. The Bruins are now 4 wins down and need 12 more wins to bring the Stanley Cup back to Boston.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Bruins vs Leafs game 6 summary


Game 6: Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs game recap video, on April 23, 2018.
Maple Leafs win game 6, force game 7 in Boston
On Monday night in game 6, the Leafs beat the Bruins 3-1 and have now tied the series 3-3.

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

In the second period, at 1:02, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 3rd goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 1:37, Leafs William Nylander scored, tying the game 1-1. At 13:25, Mitchell Marner scored, giving the Leafs a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, at 18:45, Leafs Tomas Plekanec scored, giving the Leafs a 3-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 27 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 3-3 with a 2.74 GAA and a .909 save percentage in the playoffs this year.

The Bruins led the game with a 63% faceoff percentage and in shots 33-30. The Leafs led the game in blocked shots 23-6. Both teams had 23 hits. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Leafs went 0-for-3.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 6 shots. Tommy Wingels, Jake DeBrusk, Charlie McAvoy and Kevan Miller all led the Bruins with 3 hits each.

Ryan Donato, Brian Gionta, Danton Heinen, Brandon Carlo and Nick Holden were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen
2) Leafs forward Mitchell Marner
3) Leafs forward William Nylander

Onto the next one
The series is now tied 3-3. Game 7 is in Boston, on Wednesday, at 7:30pm ET.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Bruins vs Leafs game 5 summary


Game 5: Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on April 21, 2018.
Maple Leafs win game 5, get closer to tying series up
On Saturday night in game 5, the Leafs chased Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask out of the game, once had a 4-1 lead and eventually won 4-3 to bring the series to 3-2 Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 6:36, Leafs Connor Brown scored, giving the Leafs a 1-0 lead. At 10:12, Leafs Andreas Johnsson scored, giving the Leafs a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, at 9:45, Bruins David Backes scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, cutting the Leafs lead to 2-1. At 10:36, Leafs Tyler Bozak scored, giving the Leafs a 3-1 lead. At 11:55, Leafs James van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal, giving the Leafs a 4-1 lead. At 17:18, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, cutting the Leafs lead to 4-2.

In the third period, at 5:56, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, cutting the Leafs lead to 4-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started in net and made 9 saves on 13 shots in 31:55 of ice time. Anton Khudobin came in and replaced Rask in the second period, and stopped all 8 shots he faced.

The Bruins led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage and in shots 45-21. The Leafs led the game in blocked shots 22-8. Both teams had 28 hits. The Bruins went 1-for-6 on the power-play while the Leafs went 1-for-1.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 10 shots each. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 hits. Torey Krug and Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Ryan Donato, Brian Gionta, Tommy Wingels, Brandon Carlo and Nick Holden were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen
2) Bruins forward Noel Acciari
3) Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk

Onto the next one
The Bruins now lead the playoff series 3-2. Game 6 is in Toronto, on Monday, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bruins vs Leafs game 4 summary

*Video coming soon*
Game 4: Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs game recap video, on April 19, 2018.
Bruins win game 4, take 3-1 series lead
On Thursday night in game 4, the Bruins were without forward Patrice Bergeron due to an upper-body injury, but that didn't stop them from beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 and getting one game closer to ending this series.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 0:28, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 7:43, Leafs Tomas Plekanec scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, at 16:55, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, at 4:17, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 31 saves on 32 shots. Rask is now 3-1 with a 2.28 GAA and a .926 save percentage in the playoffs this year.

The Bruins led the game in hits 40-26 amd blocked shots 27-9. The Leafs led the game with a 63% faceoff percentage and in shots 32-21. The Bruins didn't have any power-plays while the Leafs went 0-for-1.

Rick Nash and Sean Kuraly led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Jake DeBrusk led the Bruins with 7 hits. Tommy Wingels and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots each.

Patrice Bergeron, Ryan Donato, Brian Gionta, Brandon Carlo and Nick Holden were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
2) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
3) Leafs forward Tomas Plekanec

Onto the next one
The Bruins now lead the playoff series 3-1. Game 5 is in Boston, on Saturday, at 8pm ET. The Bruins are 3 wins and 14 more to go to bring the Stanley Cup back to Boston.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Bruins vs Leafs game 3 summary


Game 3: Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs game recap video, on April 16, 2018.
Leafs win game 3, Bruins lead series 2-1
On Monday night in game 3, the Maple Leafs made it a series now that they won game 3 by the score 4-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 17:05, Leafs James van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal, giving the Leafs a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 3:06, Bruins Adam McQuaid scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, tying the game 1-1. At 3:49, Leafs Patrick Marleau scored, giving the Leafs a 2-1 lead. At 6:19, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, tying the game 2-2. At 14:47, Leafs Auston Matthews scored, giving the Leafs a 3-2 lead.

In the third period, at 16:25, Leafs Patrick Marleau scored, giving the Leafs a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 2-1 with a 2.71 GAA and a .911 save percentage in the playoffs this year.

The Bruins led the game in shots 42-30 and blocked shots 22-19. The Leafs led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage and in hits 38-26. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Leafs went 1-for-1.

Rick Nash and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Noel Acciari and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 6 blocked shots.

Tommy Wingels, Ryan Donato, Brian Gionta, Brandon Carlo and Matt Grzelcyk were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen
2) Leafs forward Patrick Marleau
3) Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly

Onto the next one
The Bruins now lead the playoff series 2-1. Game 4 is in Toronto, on Thursday, at 7pm ET. Still 2 wins down, 14 more to go to bring the Stanley Cup back to Boston.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Bruins vs Leafs game 2 summary


Game 2: Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on April 14, 2018.
Bruins take 2-0 series lead
On Saturday night in game 2, the Bruins came out flying with a big 4-0 first period and you could have said it was over after that, but the Leafs did try to come back but fell short 7-3.

The big story of game 2 was Bruins David Pastrnak, as he had a career night, scoring three goals (hat trick) and also recording three assists for six points, while Pastrnak's linemates, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand both recorded four assists each. That line now has 20 points in two games in the playoffs. Wow.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 5:26, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 8:46, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 12:13, Bruins Kevan Miller scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. At 15:00, Bruins Rick Nash scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead.

In the second period, at 1:22, Leafs Mitchell Marner scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-1. At 3:46, Bruins David Krejci scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 5-1 lead. At 9:02, Leafs Tyler Bozak scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 5-2.

In the third period, at 12:34, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 3rd goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 6-2 lead. At 14:53, (Bruins killer) Leafs James van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 6-3. At 18:24, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 4th goal of the playoffs and third goal of the game earning him a hat trick, giving the Bruins a 7-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 30 saves on 33 shots. Rask is now 2-0 with a 2.00 GAA and a .933 save percentage in the playoffs this year.

The Bruins led the game in hits 34-28 and blocked shots 15-4. The Leafs led the game with a 61% faceoff percentage and in shots 33-28. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Leafs went 1-for-4.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 4 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 7 hits. Adam McQuaid and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Tommy Wingels, Brian Gionta, Riley Nash, Brandon Carlo and Nick Holden were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller

Onto the next one
The Bruins now lead the playoff series 2-0. Game 3 is in Toronto, on Monday, at 7pm ET. 2 wins down, 14 more to go to bring the Stanley Cup back to Boston.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Bruins take Game 1, defeat Leafs 5-1


Game 1: Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on April 12, 2018.
Bruins take 1-0 series lead
On Thursday night in game 1, the Bruins were able to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs by a score of 5-1.

The big story of this game would end up being Leafs forward Nazem Kadri and the three cheapshots he committed during the game. Kadri's third cheapshot ended up being the worst and stupidest play by him which got him thrown out of the game and possibly suspended. Video of all three cheapshots is down below.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 5:28, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 16:52, Leafs Zach Hyman scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, at 15:43, Bruins David Backes scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 18:22, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, at 7:41, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead. At 8:18, Leafs Nazem Kadri got a charging major and game misconduct after hitting Tommy Wingels as Wingels was down on the ice with his back to Kadri in a vulnerable position (see video below). At 11:29, Bruins David Krejci scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 5-1 lead.

Dumb hockey
There's always someone that does something stupid in the playoffs and in game 1, that would go to Leafs Nazem Kadri as he first put a knee-on-knee hit on Rick Nash, then he hit Tommy Wingels from behind, and then later he went after Wingels again, this time trying to injure him by hitting Wingels when he was down on the ice in a vulnerable position.

Leafs Nazem Kadri's 3 Cheapshots in Game 1 vs Bruins - 04/12/2018

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

The Bruins led the game in shots 40-27. The Leafs led the game in hits 42-37 and blocked shots 15-8. Both teams had a 50% faceoff percentage. The Bruins went 3-for-6 on the power-play while the Leafs went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. David Backes, Noel Acciari and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Ryan Donato, Brian Gionta, Riley Nash, Brandon Carlo and Nick Holden 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 now lead the playoff series 1-0. Game 2 is in Boston, on Saturday, at 8pm ET. 1 win down, 15 more to go to bring the Stanley Cup back to Boston.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Bruins vs Leafs playoffs schedule

The Boston Bruins will be taking on the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the NHL playoffs. Below is the series schedule, found on the nhl.com site.

Game 1: Thursday, April 12 at 7pm (TD Garden, Boston, MA) - NESN, NBCSN, CBC, TVA

Game 2: Saturday, April 14 at 8pm (TD Garden, Boston, MA) - NBC, CBC, TVA

Game 3: Monday, April 16 at 7pm (Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON) - NESN, NBCSN, CBC, TVA

Game 4: Thursday, April 19 at 7pm (Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON) - NESN, NBCSN, CBC, TVA

Game 5: Saturday April 21 at TBD (TD Garden, Boston, MA) - TBD

Game 6: Monday, April 23 at TBD (Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON) - TBD

Game 7: Wednesday, April 25 at TBD (TD Garden, Boston, MA) - TBD

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Panthers defeat Bruins 4-2


Boston Bruins Game 82: Florida Panthers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on April 8, 2018.
On Sunday, the Bruins were defeated by the Florida Panthers 4-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 1:22, Panthers Henrik Borgstrom scored, giving the Panthers a 1-0 lead. At 8:18, Bruins David Backes scored his 14th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. At 16:46, Panthers Frank Vatrano scored, giving the Panthers a 2-1 lead.

In the second period, at 13:33, Panthers Maxim Mamin scored, giving the Panthers a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, at 9:54, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 35th goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Panthers lead to 3-2. At 18:11, Panthers Evgenii Dadonov scored, giving the Panthers a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 22 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 34-14-5 with a 2.36 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 60% faceoff percentage, in shots 43-26 and hits 20-15. The Panthers led the game in blocked shots 20-7. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Panthers went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 7 shots each. Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 4 hits. Charlie McAvoy and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Sean Kuraly, Rick Nash, Riley Nash, Brandon Carlo and Nick Holden were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Panthers forward Frank Vatrano
2) Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson
3) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron

Onto the next one
The Bruins finished the season 50-20-12 with 112 points and in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 5-3-2 in their last ten games and their home record is 28-8-5 this season.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Bruins defeat Senators 5-2


Boston Bruins Game 81: Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on April 7, 2018.
On Saturday night, the Bruins defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 12:31, Senators Ryan Dzingel scored, giving the Panthers a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 8:08, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 34th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. At 8:59, Bruins Tommy Wingels scored his 9th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 17:01, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 16th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, at 7:07, Senators Ryan Dzingel scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2. At 18:09, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 10th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. At 19:17, Bruins David Backes scored his 13th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 5-2 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 26 saves on 28 shots. Khudobin is now 16-6-7 with a 2.56 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 60% faceoff percentage and in shots 35-28. The Senators led the game in hits 25-14 and blocked shots 14-4. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-2.

David Backes led the Bruins with 5 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Sean Kuraly, Rick Nash, Riley Nash, Brandon Carlo and Matt Grzelcyk were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin
2) Bruins forward Noel Acciari
3) Senators forward Ryan Dzingel

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 50-19-12 with 112 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 5-2-3 in their last ten games and their home record is now 28-7-5 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Sunday), when they host the Florida Panthers, at 7:30pm ET.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Panthers defeat Bruins 3-2


Boston Bruins Game 80: Boston Bruins @ Florida Panthers game recap video, on April 5, 2018.
On Thursday night, the Bruins were defeated by the Florida Panthers 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 7:42, Panthers Aleksander Barkov scored, giving the Panthers a 1-0 lead. At 9:34, Panthers Frank Vatrano scored, giving the Panthers a 2-0 lead. At 15:19, Bruins Ryan Donato scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Panthers lead to 2-1.

In the second period, at 2:11, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 15th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, at 14:23, Panthers Jared McCann scored, giving the Panthers a 3-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 32 saves on 35 shots. Rask is now 34-13-5 with a 2.33 GAA and a .919 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 17-9. The Panthers led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage, in shots 35-28 and hits 25-21. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Panthers went 0-for-2.

Brad Marchand, Torey Krug and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 shots each. David Backes led the Bruins with 4 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Sean Kuraly, Rick Nash, Riley Nash, Tommy Wingels, Brandon Carlo and Nick Holden were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo
2) Panthers forward Jared McCann
3) Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 49-19-12 with 110 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 4-2-4 in their last ten games and their road record is now 22-12-7 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Ottawa Senators, at 7pm ET.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Lightning shutout Bruins 4-0


Boston Bruins Game 79: Boston Bruins @ Tampa Bay Lightning game recap video, on April 3, 2018.
Tonight the Tampa Bay Lightning played a strong game and shutout the Bruins 4-0.

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

In the second period, at 5:01, Lightning Brayden Point scored, giving the Lightning a 1-0 lead. At 10:59, Lightning Victor Hedman scored, giving the Lightning a 2-0 lead. At 14:27, Lightning Chris Kunitz scored, giving the Lightning a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, at 2:34, Lightning J.T. Miller scored, giving the Lightning a 4-0 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 32 saves on 36 shots.

The Lightning led the game with a 57% faceoff percentage, in shots 36-33, hits 34-22 and blocked shots 12-6. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Lightning went 0-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 4 shots. Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 4 hits. Nick Holden and Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Sean Kuraly, Rick Nash, Riley Nash, Tommy Wingels, Brandon Carlo and Adam McQuaid were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy
2) Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn
3) Lightning forward Ryan Callahan

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 49-18-12 with 110 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they visit the Florida Panthers, at 7:30pm ET.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Flyers beat Bruins in overtime 4-3


Boston Bruins Game 78: Boston Bruins @ Philadelphia Flyers game recap video, on April 1, 2018.
Today the Bruins visited the Philadelphia Flyers and at one point were down 3-1 but they were able to tie the game with seconds left in the third period. The game would go into overtime where the Flyers would come out with the win but the Bruins earned a point in the standings.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 9:38, Flyers Claude Giroux scored, giving the Flyers a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 0:25, Flyers Travis Konecny scored, giving the Flyers a 2-0 lead. At 14:25, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 9th goal of the season, cutting the Flyers lead to 2-1.

In the third period, at 5:31, Flyers Nolan Patrick scored, giving the Flyers a 3-1 lead. At 6:54, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 33rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Flyers lead to 3-2. At 19:56, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 30th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, at 3:39, Flyers Claude Giroux scored, winning the game 4-3 for the Flyers.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 20 saves on 24 shots. Khudobin is now 15-6-7 with a 2.58 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage, in shots 39-24 and blocked shots 20-16. The Flyers led the game in hits 20-14. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Flyers went 0-for-2.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 7 shots. Tim Schaller led the Bruins with 3 hits. Adam McQuaid and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Sean Kuraly, Rick Nash, Riley Nash, Brandon Carlo and Charlie McAvoy were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Flyers forward Claude Giroux
2) Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov
3) Flyers goalie Petr Mrazek

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 49-17-12 with 110 points this season and are in 1st place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 5-1-4 in their last ten games and their road record is now 22-10-7 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 7:30pm ET.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Bruins beat Panthers 5-1


Boston Bruins Game 77: Florida Panthers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 31, 2018.
Today the Bruins hosted the Florida Panthers and came out with a big 5-1 win. Bruins Jake DeBrusk returned to the lineup and scored two goals and had an assist.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 4:59, Panthers Jamie McGinn scored, giving the Panthers a 1-0 lead. At 11:15, Bruins Nick Holden scored his 4th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. At 14:06, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 15th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the second period, at 1:32, Bruins Ryan Donato scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. At 1:57, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Panthers Micheal Haley in a good fight. At 13:40, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 29th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead. At 16:32, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 16th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-1 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened. At 12:38, Bruins Noel Acciari dropped the gloves with Panthers MacKenzie Weegar, with Acciari getting the edge. This was Acciari's first NHL fight.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 30 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 34-11-5 with a 2.28 GAA and a .919 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-31. The Panthers led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage, in hits 29-15 and blocked shots 8-6. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Panthers went 0-for-2.

Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 4 shots and 4 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Brian Gionta, Sean Kuraly, Rick Nash, Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk
2) Bruins forward David Krejci
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 49-17-11 with 109 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday (tomorrow), when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers, at 12:30pm ET.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Bruins take 1st place after spirited game vs Lightning


Boston Bruins Game 76: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 29, 2018.
On Thursday the Bruins hosted the Tampa Bay Lightning in a spirited battle for first place in the Atlantic Division. We got to see some rough stuff between these two top teams as Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask got into it with Lightning forward Cory Conacher and later in the game Bruins David Pastrnak got his first "Gordie Howe" hat trick (scoring a goal, getting an assist and getting into a fight). Yes, both of those things happened in this one game, read the game summary below.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 19:02, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 12th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 19:34, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 32nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, at 1:44, Lightning J.T. Miller scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. At 11:16, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask went after Lightning Cory Conacher after Conacher pushed Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo into him, see the video below.

Tuukka Rask goes after Cory Conacher 3/29/18

In the third period, at 7:16, after Lightning Dan Girardi hit Bruins Patrice Bergeron, Bruins David Pastrnak went after Girardi and they had a short uneventful fight where gladly no one got hurt. At 11:59, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 28th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. At 13:54, Lightning Victor Hedman scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2. At 19:04, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 34th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 33-11-5 with a 2.31 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, in shots 30-28 and blocked shots 17-13. The Lightning led the game in hits 38-29. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Lightning went 1-for-4.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 4 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 6 hits and 3 blocked shots.

Sean Kuraly, Rick Nash, Jake DeBrusk, Jordan Szwarz, Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy and Tommy Cross were scratched for the Bruins.

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

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 48-17-11 with 107 points this season and are in 1st place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 5-2-3 in their last ten games and their home record is now 26-7-5 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Florida Panthers, at 1pm ET.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Jets beat Bruins in shootout 5-4


Boston Bruins Game 75: Boston Bruins @ Winnipeg Jets game recap video, on March 27, 2018.
On Tuesday, the Bruins visited the Winnipeg Jets and ended up losing in a shootout 5-4.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 5:33, Jets Brandon Tanev scored, giving the Jets a 1-0 lead. At 19:07, Bruins Ryan Donato scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, at 0:16, Jets Brandon Tanev scored, giving the Jets a 2-1 lead. At 6:25, Jets Joe Morrow scored, giving the Jets a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, at 1:45, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 14th goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Jets lead to 3-2. At 3:36, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 31st goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 3-3. At 4:29, Jets Brandon Tanev scored a short-handed goal, giving the Jets a 4-3 lead. At 8:06, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 14th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 4-4.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, in the first round, Bruins Ryan Donato scored; in the second round, Jets Mark Scheifele scored; in the fourth round, Jets Patrik Laine scored, which would end up being the game-winning goal for the Jets.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 28 saves on 32 shots. Khudobin is now 15-6-6 with a 2.53 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 24-23. The Jets led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage and in blocked shots 17-11. Both teams had 32 shots. The Bruins went 3-for-5 on the power-play while the Jets went 0-for-1.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 8 shots. Sean Kuraly led the Bruins with 6 hits.

David Backes, Jake DeBrusk, Rick Nash, Jordan Szwarz, Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Jets forward Brandon Tanev
2) Jets forward Adam Lowry
3) Bruins forward Brad Marchand

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 47-17-11 with 105 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 5-2-3 in their last ten games and their road record is now 22-10-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 7pm ET.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Bergeron returns and Marchand scores OT winner vs Wild


Boston Bruins Game 74: Boston Bruins @ Minnesota Wild game recap video, on March 25, 2018.
On Sunday, Bruins Patrice Bergeron returned to the Bruins lineup and once again Bruins Brad Marchand scores another overtime game-winning goal, this time vs the Minnesota Wild as Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask had a tremendous game as well.

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

In the second period, at 3:15, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 30th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the third period, at 9:20, Wild Mikko Koivu scored, tying the game 1-1.

In overtime, at 0:28, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 33rd goal of the season, winning the game 2-1 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 32-11-5 with a 2.32 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, in shots 28-25 and hits 15-9. The Wild led the game in blocked shots 13-7. Both teams went 0-for-2 on the power-play.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 5 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 hits. Matt Grzelcyk led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

David Backes, Jake DeBrusk, Rick Nash, Jordan Szwarz, Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
2) Wild goalie Alex Stalock
3) Wild forward Mikko Koivu

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 47-17-10 with 104 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 6-2-2 in their last ten games and their road record is now 22-10-5 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they visit the Winnipeg Jets, at 8pm ET.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Bruins score 3 goals in 3rd period to beat Stars


Boston Bruins Game 73: Boston Bruins @ Dallas Stars game recap video, on March 23, 2018.
On Friday night the Bruins visited the Dallas Stars and exploded with three unanswered goals in the third period to come back and beat the Stars 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 2:26, Stars Esa Lindell scored, giving the Stars a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 19:22, Stars Jamie Benn scored a short-handed goal, giving the Stars a 2-0 lead.

In the third period, at 1:17, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 32nd goal of the season, cutting the Stars lead to 2-1. At 9:47, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 11th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, tying the game 2-2. At 19:48, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 29th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 40 saves on 42 shots. Rask is now 31-11-5 with a 2.34 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage. The Stars led the game in shots 42-36, hits 30-19 and blocked shots 25-19. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Stars went 0-for-4.

Matt Grzelcyk led the Bruins with 6 shots. Sean Kuraly led the Bruins with 3 hits. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Patrice Bergeron, David Backes, Jake DeBrusk, Rick Nash, Zdeno Chara, Torey Krug and Charlie McAvoy were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
2) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
3) Stars forward Jamie Benn

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 46-17-10 with 102 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 6-2-2 in their last ten games and their road record is now 21-10-5 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday, when they visit the Minnesota Wild, at 7:30pm ET.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Blues beat Bruins in overtime 2-1


Boston Bruins Game 72: Boston Bruins @ St. Louis Blues game recap video, on March 21, 2018.
Even though the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins tonight in overtime, the Bruins clinched a playoff spot.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 10:12, Bruins Ryan Donato scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 9:36, Blues Jaden Schwartz scored, tying the game 1-1.

In overtime, at 0:30, Blues Jaden Schwartz scored, winning the game 2-1 for the Blues.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 18 saves on 20 shots. Khudobin is now 15-6-5 with a 2.48 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 22-20 and blocked shots 20-13. The Blues led the game with a 58% faceoff percentage and in hits 46-24. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Blues went 0-for-2.

Tim Schaller led the Bruins with 5 hits. Nick Holden and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots each.

Patrice Bergeron, David Backes, Jake DeBrusk, Rick Nash, Zdeno Chara, Torey Krug and Charlie McAvoy were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Blues forward Jaden Schwartz
2) Blues goalie Jake Allen
3) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 45-17-10 with 100 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 6-2-2 in their last ten games and their road record is now 20-10-5 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday, when they visit the Dallas Stars, at 8:30pm ET.

Bruins sign Wiley Sherman to 2-year contract

Wiley Sherman
Wiley Sherman
The Bruins announced today that they have signed defenseman Wiley Sherman to a 2-year entry-level contract, starting with the 2018-19 season. Sherman will join the Providence Bruins (AHL) on an "Amateur Tryout Agreement" for the remainder of this season.

Sherman is a 6'7" 220-pound defenseman and a native of Greenwich, Connecticut. He was drafted by the Bruins in the fifth round (150th overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Blue Jackets beat Bruins in overtime 5-4


Boston Bruins Game 71: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 19, 2018.
The Bruins may have fallen to the Blue Jackets in overtime 5-4 tonight but they may have a star in the works as forward Ryan Donato made his NHL debut tonight and scored his first career NHL goal and also had two assists to lead the Bruins offense. If the name Donato sounds familiar, well for you younger Bruins fans out there, you may have heard of his father, Ted Donato, who played for the Bruins from 1991–92 into the 1998–99 season and then finishing his NHL career back again with the Bruins in the 2003–04 season.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 4:15, Blue Jackets Boone Jenner scored, giving the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 5:41, Bruins Ryan Donato scored his 1st goal of the season, his first career NHL goal, tying the game 1-1. At 7:28, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 31st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 16:32, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 15th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. At 16:57, Blue Jackets Sonny Milano scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2.

In the third period, at 5:38, Blue Jackets (and Bruins killer) Thomas Vanek scored, tying the game 3-3. At 11:30, Blue Jackets Artemi Panarin scored, giving the Blue Jackets a 4-3 lead. At 11:50, Bruins David Krejci scored his 17th goal of the season, tying the game 4-4.

In overtime, at 2:55, Blue Jackets Cam Atkinson scored, winning the game 5-4 for the Blue Jackets.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 20 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 30-11-5 with a 2.35 GAA and a .916 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 38-25. The Blue Jackets led the game in blocked shots 13-11. Both teams had a 50% faceoff percentage and both had 25 hits. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 0-for-2.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 8 shots. Torey Krug and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Patrice Bergeron, David Backes, Jake DeBrusk, Rick Nash, Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Ryan Donato
2) Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson
3) Bruins forward Brad Marchand

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 45-17-9 with 99 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-2-1 in their last ten games and their home record is now 25-7-5 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the St. Louis Blues, at 8pm ET.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Bruins sign Ryan Donato to 2-year contract

Ryan Donato
Ryan Donato
Today the Bruins announced that they have signed forward Ryan Donato to a two-year entry-level contract.

Donato, a 6'1" 190-pound forward is a native of Boston, MA and was drafted by the Bruins in the second round (56th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Bruins shutout Lightning 3-0


Boston Bruins Game 70: Boston Bruins @ Tampa Bay Lightning game recap video, on March 17, 2018.
After getting shutout 3-0 by the Florida Panthers on Thursday, the Bruins took on the first place Tampa Bay Lightning and shut them out 3-0 to get back on track.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 3:07, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 28th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 10:54, Bruins David Backes scored his 12th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, at 12:33, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 14th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 23 shots he faced to earn his 3rd shutout of the season.

The Bruins led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage, shots 27-23 and blocked shots 16-9. The Lightning led the game in hits 35-22. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Lightning went 0-for-3.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 5 shots. Tommy Wingels and Nick Holden led the Bruins with 3 hits each.

Patrice Bergeron, Jake DeBrusk, Anton Blidh, Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

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

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 45-17-8 with 98 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Panthers shutout Bruins 3-0


Boston Bruins Game 69: Boston Bruins @ Florida Panthers game recap video, on March 15, 2018.
Tonight the Bruins were shutout by the Florida Panthers 3-0.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 6:25, Panthers Aaron Ekblad scored, giving the Panthers a 1-0 lead. At 9:06, Panthers Nick Bjugstad scored, giving the Panthers a 2-0 lead. At 17:56, Bruins David Backes got a match penalty for his hit on Panthers Vincent Trocheck and also got into a fight against Panthers Mike Matheson after the hit.

In the second period, at 14:07, Panthers Vincent Trocheck scored a power-play goal, giving the Panthers a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 25 saves on 28 shots.

The Bruins led the game in shots 46-28 and hits 24-23. The Panthers led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage and in blocked shots 18-10. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Panthers went 1-for-2.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 8 shots. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 6 hits and 3 blocked shots.

Patrice Bergeron, Jake DeBrusk, Anton Blidh, Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Panthers goalie James Reimer
2) Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad
3) Panthers forward Evgenii Dadonov

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 44-17-8 with 96 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Bruins sign Trent Frederic to 3-year contract

Trent Frederic
Trent Frederic
Yesterday the Bruins announced that they have signed forward Trent Frederic to a 3-year entry-level contract, starting with the 2018-19 season. Frederic will join the Providence Bruins (AHL) on an "Amateur Tryout Agreement" for the remainder of this season.

Frederic is a 6'3" 215-pound center, that shoots left and is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He was drafted by the Bruins in the first round (29th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Bruins come back in 3rd period to beat Hurricanes


Boston Bruins Game 68: Boston Bruins @ Carolina Hurricanes game recap video, on March 13, 2018.
Tonight the Bruins had an amazing 6-4 comeback win against the Carolina Hurricanes, where they scored five goals in the third period alone to get them past the Hurricanes. The bigger news though may be that three Bruins players left the game due to injury. The injured Bruins were Jake DeBrusk, Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 19:49, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 30th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 2:10, Hurricanes Sebastian Aho scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. At 12:06, Hurricanes Teuvo Teravainen scored a power-play goal, giving the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead. At 18:43, Hurricanes Justin Williams scored, giving the Hurricanes a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, at 0:51, Hurricanes Brock McGinn scored a short-handed goal, giving the Hurricanes a 4-1 lead. At 10:04, Bruins Matt Grzelcyk scored his 3rd goal of the season, cutting the Hurricanes lead to 4-2. At 11:00, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 25th goal of the season, cutting the Hurricanes lead to 4-3. At 11:21, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 13th goal of the season, tying the game 4-4. At 16:30, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 26th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 5-4 lead. At 18:26, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 27th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 6-4 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 29 saves on 33 shots.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-33 and blocked shots 18-13. The Hurricanes led the game with a 61% faceoff percentage and hits 28-25. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Hurricanes went 2-for-5.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 6 blocked shots.

Patrice Bergeron, Tommy Wingels, Adam McQuaid and Charlie McAvoy were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
2) Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho
3) Bruins forward Brad Marchand

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 44-16-8 with 96 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they visit the Florida Panthers, at 7:30pm ET.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Blackhawks get revenge, beat Bruins 3-1


Boston Bruins Game 67: Boston Bruins @ Chicago Blackhawks game recap video, on March 11, 2018.
Tonight the Bruins started their four game road trip by visiting the Chicago Blackhawks. Yesterday the Bruins pounded the Blackhawks 7-4 but today the Blackhawks got some revenge as they won 3-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 7:26, Blackhawks Artem Anisimov scored a power-play goal, giving the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 10:57, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 7th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. At 16:44, Blackhawks Patrick Kane scored a power-play goal, giving the Blackhawks a 2-1 lead. At 18:55, Blackhawks Brent Seabrook scored, giving the Blackhawks a 3-1 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 36 saves on 39 shots. Khudobin is now 15-5-4 with a 2.48 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 17-13 and blocked shots 18-17. The Blackhawks led the game with a 61% faceoff percentage and in shots 39-32. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Blackhawks went 2-for-5.

Brian Gionta led the Bruins with 7 shots. Noel Acciari and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

David Backes, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane
2) Blackhawks goalie Anton Forsberg
3) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 43-16-8 with 94 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-3-0 in their last ten games and their road record is now 18-9-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Bruins third period leads to win over Blackhawks


Boston Bruins Game 66: Chicago Blackhawks @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 10, 2018.
Earlier today the Bruins hosted the Chicago Blackhawks and went into the third period losing 4-3 but the Bruins offense came alive as they scored four unanswered goals to earn a 7-4 win over the Blackhawks.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 5:41, Bruins Sean Kuraly dropped the gloves with Blackhawks John Hayden an had an ok fight. At 11:27, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 8th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 14:10, Bruins David Krejci scored his 15th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 14:27, Blackhawks Jonathan Toews scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. At 14:56, Blackhawks Erik Gustafsson scored, tying the game 2-2.

In the second period, at 6:37, Blackhawks John Hayden scored, giving the Blackhawks a 3-2 lead. At 10:05, Bruins David Krejci scored his 16th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 3-3. At 15:46, Blackhawks Matthew Highmore scored, giving the Blackhawks a 4-3 lead.

In the third period, at 6:23, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 24th goal of the season, tying the game 4-4. At 8:02, Bruins Brian Gionta scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 5-4 lead. At 9:18, Bruins Rick Nash scored his 21st goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 6-4 lead. At 19:38, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 6th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 7-4 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 28-11-4 with a 2.31 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 40-27 and hits 26-17. The Blackhawks led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and in blocked shots 13-10. The Bruins went 4-for-6 on the power-play while the Blackhawks went 0-for-2.

Jake DeBrusk led the Bruins with 6 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

David Backes, Patrice Bergeron, Adam McQuaid and Charlie McAvoy were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk
2) Bruins forward David Krejci
3) Bruins forward Sean Kuraly

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 43-15-8 with 94 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Sunday), when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks, at 12:30pm ET.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Marchand scores late, Bruins beat Flyers


Boston Bruins Game 65: Philadelphia Flyers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 8, 2018.
Bruins Brad Marchand is on fire right now as tonight he scored the game-winning goal vs the Flyers late in the third period to give the Bruins another win, their 5th win in a row.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 1:38, Flyers Jakub Voracek scored a power-play goal, giving the Flyers a 1-0 lead. At 9:14, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 13th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. At 19:34, Bruins Brian Gionta scored his 1st goal of the season (also his first goal as a member of the Bruins), giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the second period, at 7:21, Flyers Jori Lehtera scored a short-handed goal, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, at 19:38, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 29th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 31 saves on 33 shots. Rask is now 27-11-4 with a 2.27 GAA and a .920 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 32-22 and blocked shots 15-8. The Flyers led the game with a 63% faceoff percentage and in shots 33-27. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Flyers went 1-for-5.

Riley Nash, Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Zdeno Chara all led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 5 hits. Adam McQuaid and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

David Backes, Patrice Bergeron, Nick Holden and Charlie McAvoy were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Bruins forward Riley Nash
3) Flyers forward Jakub Voracek

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 42-15-8 with 92 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-3-0 in their last ten games and their home record is now 24-7-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Chicago Blackhawks, at 1pm ET.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

David Backes suspended for 3 games

David Backes
David Backes
Today the NHL announced that Bruins forward David Backes was suspended for 3 games without pay for his late high hit (interference) on Red Wings forward Frans Nielsen, where he made head contact. You can watch the NHL's video down below which explains why Backes was suspended.

This season, Backes has played in 47 games, has 11 goals and 16 assists for 27 points.



Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Marchand scores another overtime goal, Bruins beat Red Wings


Boston Bruins Game 64: Detroit Red Wings @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 6, 2018.
Tonight Bruins Brad Marchand was the hero once again for the Bruins as he scored the game-winning goal in overtime, giving the Bruins a 6-5 win over the Detroit Red Wings. Marchand's overtime goal earned him his 3rd career NHL hat trick and it also was his 11th career regular season overtime goal, the most in Boston Bruins history.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 0:37, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 12th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 0:52, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 14th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 2:16, Red Wings Frans Nielsen scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. At 7:53, Red Wings Mike Green scored, tying the game 2-2. At 13:48, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 13th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead.

In the second period, at 3:27, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 26th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. At 4:45, Bruins David Backes dropped the gloves with Red Wings Jonathan Ericsson and they had a quick bout with neither player really getting the edge. At 12:05, Red Wings Anthony Mantha scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-3. At 13:18, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 27th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-3 lead. At 15:50, Red Wings Anthony Mantha scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 5-4.

In the third period, at 9:46, Red Wings Martin Frk scored, tying the game 5-5.

In overtime, at 0:34, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 28th goal of the season, winning the game 6-5 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 30 saves on 35 shots. Khudobin is now 15-4-4 with a 2.45 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 37-35 and blocked shots 15-12. The Red Wings led the game with a 67% faceoff percentage and in hits 30-23. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 1-for-5.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 6 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 6 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Patrice Bergeron, Noel Acciari, Charlie McAvoy and Adam McQuaid were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 41-15-8 with 90 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-3-0 in their last ten games and their home record is now 23-7-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Philadelphia Flyers, at 7pm ET.

Charlie McAvoy out 4 weeks

Charlie McAvoy
Charlie McAvoy
The Bruins have some more bad injury news as they announced today that defenseman Charlie McAvoy will be out for a month (4 weeks) as he sustained a sprain of his left MCL in the Canadiens-Bruins game on Saturday.

This season, McAvoy has played in 59 games, has 7 goals and 25 assists for 32 points.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Bruins beat Montreal, sweep season series


Boston Bruins Game 63: Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 3, 2018.
Today the Bruins hosted the Montreal Canadiens and it was another wild game but with lots of chances and without all of the goals like in the Penguins-Bruins game. In the end though the Bruins would win the game in overtime as Bruins Brad Marchand scored the game-winning goal. The Bruins with this win have swept Montreal 4-0 this season.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 9:16, Canadiens Brendan Gallagher scored, giving the Canadiens a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 17:15, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 13th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In overtime, at 2:06, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 25th goal of the season, winning the game 2-1 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 27 saves on 28 shots. Khudobin is now 14-4-4 with a 2.34 GAA and a .921 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 63% faceoff percentage and in shots 50-28. The Canadiens led the game in hits 30-22 and blocked shots 18-6. The Bruins went 1-for-6 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 0-for-4.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 10 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 5 hits. Torey Krug and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Patrice Bergeron, Tommy Wingels, Matt Grzelcyk and Adam McQuaid were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin
3) Canadiens goalie Antti Niemi

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 40-15-8 with 88 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 7-3-0 in their last ten games and their home record is now 22-7-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the Detroit Red Wings, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Krejci hat trick leads Bruins to 8-4 win over Penguins


Boston Bruins Game 62: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 1, 2018.
Today the Bruins hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Bruins came away with a wild 8-4 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 0:35, Penguins Olli Maatta scored, giving the Penguins a 1-0 lead. At 1:45, Bruins David Krejci scored his 12th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. At 2:53, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 12th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 5:27, Bruins Rick Nash scored his 20th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. At 9:27, Penguins Phil Kessel scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2. At 12:49, Bruins David Backes scored his 11th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. At 16:07, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 11th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-2 lead. At 19:57, Penguins Riley Sheahan scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 5-3.

In the second period, at 2:16, Bruins David Krejci scored his 13th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 6-3 lead and also giving Krejci his 4th NHL hat trick. At 10:50, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara (6'9" tall) dropped the gloves with Penguins giant Jamie Oleksiak (6'7" tall) and they had an ok fight with Chara slightly getting the better of Oleksiak. At 14:33, Bruins David Krejci scored his 14th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 7-3 lead. At 17:42, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 23rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 8-3 lead.

In the third period, at 5:15, Penguins Olli Maatta scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 8-4.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 22 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 26-11-4 with a 2.27 GAA and a .919 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage, in shots 38-26 and hits 30-28. The Penguins led the game in blocked shots 25-5. The Bruins went 3-for-5 on the power-play while the Penguins went 0-for-4.

Rick Nash led the Bruins with 5 shots. Charlie McAvoy and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits each.

Patrice Bergeron, Danton Heinen, Matt Grzelcyk and Adam McQuaid were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward David Krejci
2) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
3) Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 39-15-8 with 86 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 6-4-0 in their last ten games and their home record is now 21-7-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Montreal Canadiens, at 5pm ET.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Bergeron out with fractured foot

Patrice Bergeron
Patrice Bergeron
This is not good news. Yesterday, the Bruins announced that Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron will be out with a fractured right foot and will be evaluated in two weeks. Bergeron's injury happened in the Toronto game on February 24th when he blocked a shot.

This season, Bergeron has played in 55 games and has 27 goals and 27 assists for 54 points, while being a +26.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Bruins McAvoy scores overtime winner vs Hurricanes


Boston Bruins Game 61: Carolina Hurricanes @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on February 27, 2018.
Tonight the new Bruins players contributed a lot as both Rick Nash and Tommy Wingels scored goals. In the end it was Bruins rookie defenseman Charlie McAvoy winning the game in overtime to get the Bruins two big points in the standings.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 10:01, Hurricanes Brock McGrinn scored a power-play goal, giving the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead. At 11:41, Bruins Rick Nash scored his 19th goal of the season, first goal as a member of the Bruins and his 800th career NHL point, which tied the game 1-1. At 13:09, Hurricanes Teuvo Teravainen scored a power-play goal, giving the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead. At 19:04, Hurricanes Sebastian Aho scored, giving the Hurricanes a 3-1 lead. At 19:57, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 11th goal of the season, cutting the Hurricanes lead to 3-2.

In the second period, at 5:34, Bruins newcomer Tommy Wingels scored his 8th goal of the season, his first as a member of the Bruins, tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored his 7th goal of the season, winning the game 4-3 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 29 saves on 32 shots. Rask is now 25-11-4 with a 2.23 GAA and a .921 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 31-25 and blocked shots 10-8. The Hurricanes led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage. Both teams had 32 shots each. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Hurricanes went 2-for-3.

Riley Nash led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 hits. Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Patrice Bergeron, Brian Gionta, Adam McQuaid and Nick Holden were scratched for the Bruins. Paul Postma was put on waivers.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Rick Nash
2) Bruins forward Tommy Wingels
3) Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-15-8 with 84 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 6-4-0 in their last ten games and their home record is now 20-7-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins, at 7pm ET.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Bruins acquire Tommy Wingels from Blackhawks

Tommy Wingels
Tommy Wingels
The Bruins announced today that the Bruins have acquired forward Tommy Wingels from the Chicago Blackhawks for a conditional 5th round draft pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The draft pick can become a 4th round selection if the Bruins advance past the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs or if the Bruins re-sign Wingels.

This season for the Chicago Blackhawks, Tommy Wingels played in 57 games, scored 7 goals and had 5 assists for 12 points.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Bruins lose another February game vs Sabres


Boston Bruins Game 60: Boston Bruins @ Buffalo Sabres game recap video, on February 25, 2018.
Tonight the Bruins visited the Buffalo Sabres and their newest player, Rick Nash, made his Bruins debut. The Bruins though would fall once again to the Sabres, this time 4-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 14:26, Sabres Benoit Pouliot scored, giving the Sabres a 1-0 lead. At 16:31, Sabres Kyle Okposo scored a power-play goal, giving the Sabres a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, at 3:35, Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored his 6th goal of the season, cutting the Sabres lead to 2-1. At 7:50, Sabres Evan Rodrigues scored, giving the Sabres a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, at 3:22, Sabres Marco Scandella scored, giving the Sabres a 4-1 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 20 saves on 24 shots. Khudobin is now 13-4-4 with a 2.41 GAA and a .919 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 35-24 and hits 19-14. The Sabres led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 16-12. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Sabres went 1-for-5.

Rick Nash led the Bruins with 5 shots. David Backes and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits each.

Brandon Carlo, Nick Holden and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Sabres forward Sam Reinhart
2) Sabres forward Kyle Okposo
3) Sabres defenseman Victor Antipin

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 37-15-8 with 82 points this season. their road record is now 18-8-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the Carolina Hurricanes, at 7pm ET.