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.

Bruins sign Chris Breen

Chris Breen
Chris Breen
Today the Bruins announced that they signed defenseman Chris Breen to a 1-year 2-way contract through the 2017-18 season worth $650K at the NHL level. Breen was placed on waivers for the purpose of assignment to Providence (AHL).

Bruins sign Brian Gionta to 1-year contract

Brian Gionta
Brian Gionta
Today the Bruins announced that they have signed free agent forward Brian Gionta to a 1-year 1-way contract worth $700K.

Brian Gionta has not played in the NHL this season, but played for Team USA at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, where he was the team captain. Last season, Gionta played for the Buffalo Sabres, and in 82 games he had 15 goals and 20 assists for 35 points.

Bruins acquire Rick Nash in big trade

Rick Nash
Rick Nash
Today the Bruins announced that they have acquired forward Rick Nash from the New York Rangers for forwards Ryan Spooner and Matt Beleskey, defenseman Ryan Lindgren, and a 2018 1st round draft pick and a 2019 7th round draft pick. Also, it's noted that the Rangers will retain half of Rick Nash's remaining salary, while the Bruins will retain half of Matt Beleskey's remaining salary.

This season for the Rangers, Rick Nash has played in 60 games, scored 18 goals and had 10 assists for 28 points.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Leafs beat Bruins 4-3 and move ahead of Bruins


Boston Bruins Game 59: Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs game recap video, on February 24, 2018.
Tonight the Toronto Maple Leafs came away with a big 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins to take over 2nd place in the Atlantic Division. This was the last meeting this season between the two teams.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 6:11, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 23rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 7:15, Leafs Mitchell Marner scored, tying the game 1-1. At 10:30, Leafs Nazem Kadri scored a power-play goal, giving the Leafs a 2-1 lead. At 15:02, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 24th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In the second period, at 1:55, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 12th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. At 19:04, Leafs Nazem Kadri scored a power-play goal, tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, at 18:37, Leafs Ron Hainsey scored, giving the Leafs a 4-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 32 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 24-11-4 with a 2.21 GAA and a .921 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 29-23 and blocked shots 22-11. The Maple Leafs led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage and shots 36-23. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 2-for-3.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots. Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 4 hits. Charlie McAvoy and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Adam McQuaid, Nick Holden and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Leafs defenseman Ron Hainsey
2) Leafs forward Nazem Kadri
3) Leafs forward Mitchell Marner

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 37-14-8 with 82 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 road record is now 18-7-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Sunday), when they visit the Buffalo Sabres, at 5pm ET.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Bruins trade Vatrano to Panthers for draft pick

Frank Vatrano
Frank Vatrano
Today the Bruins announced that they have traded forward Frank Vatrano to the Florida Panthers for a 2018 third-round draft pick. This season for the Bruins, Vatrano played in 25 games, had 2 goals, was -3, and he had 22 PIMs. Vatrano finishes his Bruins career (for now anyways) with 108 career NHL games, 20 goals and 11 assists for 31 points.

Vatrano, Bruins fans wish you the best of luck with your new team.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Bruins beat Oilers with 3rd period comeback


Boston Bruins Game 58: Boston Bruins @ Edmonton Oilers game recap video, on February 20, 2018.
Last night the Bruins were down two goals in the third period but they were able to score three times to get a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 18:29, Oilers Ryan Strome scored, giving the Oilers a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 11:38, Oilers Jujhar Khaira scored, giving the Oilers a 2-0 lead.

In the third period, at 4:37, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 7th goal of the season, cutting the Oilers lead to 2-1. At 11:42, Bruins Matthew Grzelcyk scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. At 18:56, Bruins David Krejci scored his 11th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 18 saves on 20 shots. Khudobin is now 13-3-4 with a 2.33 GAA and a .922 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 66% faceoff percentage and shots 45-20. The Oilers led the game in hits 38-19 and blocked shots 16-10. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Oilers went 0-for-1.

David Backes, Brad Marchand, Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug all led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Torey Krug and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Frank Vatrano, Kevan Miller, Nick Holden and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward David Krejci
2) Oilers goalie Cam Talbot
3) Bruins forward David Backes

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 37-13-8 with 82 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 8-2-0 in their last ten games and their road record is now 18-6-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7pm ET.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Bruins acquire defenseman Nick Holden

Nick Holden
Nick Holden
Today the Boston Bruins announced that they have acquired defenseman Nick Holden from the New York Rangers in exchange for defenseman Rob O'Gara and a third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Holden will turn 31 years old in May, was born in Alberta, Canada, and he shoots left. This season, Holden has played in 55 games for the Rangers, has 3 goals and 9 assists for 12 points, has a -3 rating and has 14 PIMs. In his NHL career, Holden has played in 7 NHL seasons (2 of those seasons though he played less than 10 games), 356 games with 107 points.

O'Gara played in 8 games this season for the Bruins, accumulating no points and had a -5 rating.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Bruins Brad Marchand scores in overtime to beat Flames


Boston Bruins Game 57: Boston Bruins @ Calgary Flames game recap video, on February 19, 2018.
Earlier today the Bruins continued their Canada trip where they visited the Calgary Flames and the Bruins would have blown out the Flames but goalie David Rittich played great and kept the Flames in the game. The Bruins would end up winning the game in overtime with a Brad Marchand breakaway goal. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask also came up with some big saves to keep the Bruins in the game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 5:59, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 22nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, at 1:12, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Flames Garnet Hathaway. At 5:28, Flames Matthew Tkachuk scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, at 3:36, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 22nd goal of the season, winning the game 2-1 of the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 28 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 24-10-4 with a 2.17 GAA and a .922 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage, shots 32-29 and blocked shots 14-12. The Flames led the game in hits 25-15. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Flames went 1-for-3.

David Backes and Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Zdeno Chara and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 hits each. David Pastrnak and Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Frank Vatrano, Jordan Szwarz, Kevan Miller and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

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

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 36-13-8 with 80 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 17-6-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Tuesday), when they visit Milan Lucic and the Edmonton Oilers, at 9pm ET.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Canucks spank Bruins 6-1


Boston Bruins Game 56: Boston Bruins @ Vancouver Canucks game recap video, on February 17, 2018.
Last night, the Bruins team defense let the Vancouver Canucks do whatever they wanted, making both Bruins goalies look silly. The game finally ended with a 6-1 Canucks win over the Bruins. Every Bruins player was a minus tonight except for defenseman Adam McQuaid (+1), while Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo had a team worst plus/minus at -4.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 2:00, Canucks Loui Eriksson scored, giving the Canucks a 1-0 lead. At 10:54, Canucks Daniel Sedin scored, giving the Canucks a 2-0 lead. At 11:50, Canucks Bo Horvat scored, giving the Canucks a 3-0 lead. At 18:39, Canucks Sven Baertschi scored, giving the Canucks a 4-0 lead.

In the second period, at 2:44, Canucks Nic Dowd scored, giving the Canucks a 5-0 lead.

In the third period, at 2:57, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 10th goal of the season, cutting the Canucks lead to 5-1. At 11:53, Canucks Loui Eriksson scored a short-handed goal, giving the Canucks a 6-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started the game in net and only played in the first period. Rask made 4 saves on 8 shots. Rask got the loss and is now 23-10-4 with a 2.20 GAA and a .921 save percentage this season. Backup goalie Anton Khudobin played the second and third periods and made 13 saves on 15 shots. Khudobin now has a 2.34 GAA and a .923 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 58% faceoff percentage and shots 45-24. The Canucks led the game in hits 28-17 and blocked shots 18-2. The Bruins went 0-for-5 on the power-play while the Canucks didn't have any power-plays.

Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 7 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Frank Vatrano, Jordan Szwarz, Kevan Miller and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Canucks goalie Anders Nilsson
2) Canucks forward Loui Eriksson
3) Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 35-13-8 with 78 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 16-6-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they visit the Calgary Flames, at 4pm ET.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Bergeron, Nash and Rask lead Bruins to win over Flames


Boston Bruins Game 55: Calgary Flames @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on February 13, 2018.
On Tuesday, the Bruins took on the Calgary Flames and after a not-so-good first period, the Bruins woke up in the second and third periods to earn themselves a 5-2 win over the Flames.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 0:28, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 9th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 2:03, Flames Sam Bennett scored, tying the game 1-1. At 9:12, Flames Johnny Gaudreau scored, giving the Flames a 2-1 lead.

In the second period, at 16:20, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 10th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, at 1:15, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 26th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. At 9:19, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 27th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. At 16:14, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 28 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 23-9-4 with a 2.11 GAA and a .924 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage and shots 40-30. The Flames led the game in hits 37-29 and blocked shots 10-9. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Flames went 0-for-5.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. David Backes and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Frank Vatrano, Kevan Miller and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
2) Bruins forward Riley Nash
3) Bruins forward Brad Marchand

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 35-12-8 with 78 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division (1 point behind the Lightning while having two games in hand). The Bruins are 8-2-0 in their last ten games and their home record is now 19-7-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the Vancouver Canucks, at 10pm ET.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Bruins defeat struggling Devils 5-3


Boston Bruins Game 54: Boston Bruins @ New Jersey Devils game recap video, on February 11, 2018.
On Sunday, the Bruins came away with a big 5-3 win over the Devils.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 13:32, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 9th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 16:26, Devils Miles Wood scored, tying the game 1-1. At 19:57, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 9th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the second period, at 0:31, Devils Taylor Hall scored, tying the game 2-2. At 2:03, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. At 11:07, Devils Kyle Palmieri scored, tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, at 11:55, Bruins Adam McQuaid scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-3 lead. At 19:21, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 25th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 5-3 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 35 saves on 38 shots. Khudobin is now 12-3-4 with a 2.32 GAA and a .925 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage and in blocked shots 16-8. The Devils led the game in hits 38-27 and hits 30-17. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Devils went 0-for-7.

Patrice Bergeron and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 hits. Brandon Carlo and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots each.

Frank Vatrano, Kevan Miller and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid
2) Devils forward Taylor Hall
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 34-12-8 with 76 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are 8-2-0 in their last ten games and their road record is now 16-5-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the Calgary Flames, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Sabres upset Bruins 4-2


Boston Bruins Game 53: Buffalo Sabres @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on February 10, 2018.
On Saturday, the Sabres pulled an upset as they beat the Bruins 4-2. With the Sabres beating the Bruins, it ends Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask's 21-game point streak (consecutive games where the Bruins earned at least a point in the standings with Rask in net), which now stands as the Bruins fourth longest in Bruins history.

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

In the second period, at 7:42, Sabres Evander Kane scored, giving the Sabres a 1-0 lead. At 12:44, Sabres Scott Wilson scored, giving the Sabres a 2-0 lead. At 14:39, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 9th goal of the season, cutting the Sabres lead to 2-1. At 18:49, Sabres Benoit Pouliot scored, giving the Sabres a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, at 19:01, Bruins David Backes scored his 10th goal of the season, cutting the Sabres lead to 3-2. At 19:31, Sabres Rasmus Ristolainen scored an empty-net goal, giving the Sabres a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 22-9-4 with a 2.11 GAA and a .924 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage. The Sabres led the game in shots 28-27, hits 33-22 and blocked shots 20-9. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-1.

Brandon Carlo, Zdeno Chara, Torey Krug and Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Sean Kuraly led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Torey Krug had 5 giveaways while Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak had 3 giveaways each.

Noel Acciari, Frank Vatrano, Kevan Miller and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Sabres forward Benoit Pouliot
2) Sabres forward Scott Wilson
3) Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 33-12-8 with 74 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 New Jersey Devils, at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Bruins pound Rangers 6-1


Boston Bruins Game 52: Boston Bruins @ New York Rangers game recap video, on February 7, 2018.
On Wednesday, with Bruins Brad Marchand returning to the Bruins lineup to take on the New York Rangers, the Bruins didn't really need Marchand's offense as the Bruins offense exploded for six goals, beating the Rangers 6-1 (Marchand recorded one assist in the game). A total of 13 Bruins players recorded at least one point in this game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 2:42, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Rangers Cody McLoud and they had an ok even bout. At 5:00, Rangers Rick Nash scored, giving the Rangers a 1-0 lead. At 7:54, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 8th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. At 16:09, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the second period, at 3:47, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 23rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. At 7:25, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 8th goal of the season, an amazing goal, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead. At 10:00, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 24th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 5-1 lead.

In the third period, at 6:34, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 6-1 lead. At 15:22, Bruins Adam McQuaid and Rangers Cody McLoud dropped the gloves for a second time in this game, after McLoud laid out Bruins Matt Grzelcyk with a good clean check. McQuaid got the better of McLoud in this bout.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 21 saves on 22 shots. Khudobin is now 11-3-4 with a 2.28 GAA and a .925 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-22 and blocked shots 14-11. The Rangers led the game with a 63% faceoff percentage and hits 22-10. Both teams went 0-for-2 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots.

Noel Acciari, Frank Vatrano, Kevan Miller and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

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

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 33-11-8 with 74 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division (1 point behind the Lightning). The Bruins are 9-1-0 in their last ten games and their road record is now 15-5-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Buffalo Sabres, at 7pm ET.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Bruins beat Red Wings 3-2


Boston Bruins Game 51: Boston Bruins @ Detroit Red Wings game recap video, on February 6, 2018.
On Tuesday the Bruins visited the struggling Detroit Red Wings and came out with a 3-2 win over the Red Wings.

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

In the second period, at 2:08, Red Wings Martin Frk scored a power-play goal, giving the Red Wings a 1-0 lead. At 12:11, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 4th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. At 14:17, Bruins David Krejci scored his 10th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, at 8:21, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 12th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. At 18:36, Red Wings Frans Nielsen scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 22-8-4 with a 2.09 GAA and a .925 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 31-28. The Red Wings led the game with a 57% faceoff percentage, hits 28-15 and blocked shots 15-13. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 1-for-2.

Danton Heinen led the Bruins with 4 shots. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 hits. Riley Nash and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Brad Marchand, Noel Acciari, Kevan Miller and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Danton Heinen
2) Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid
3) Red Wings forward Martin Frk

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 32-11-8 with 72 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 road record is now 14-5-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Wednesday), when they visit the New York Rangers, at 8pm ET.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Rask and Bruins shutdown Leafs in 4-1 win


Boston Bruins Game 50: Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on February 3, 2018.
On Saturday, the Bruins took on the Toronto Maple Leafs who have been playing well and catching up to the Bruins in the Atlantic division, but the Bruins were able to come away with a big 4-1 win over the Leafs.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 4:29, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 22nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 8:03, Maple Leafs Mitchell Marner scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, at 9:22, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 21st goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 16:47, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, at 18:21, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 7th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 24 shots. Rask is now 21-8-4 with a 2.09 GAA and a .925 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 30-24. The Maple Leafs led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, hits 29-26 and blocked shots 15-9. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 1-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. David Backes and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 hits each.

Brad Marchand, Noel Acciari, Kevan Miller 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 31-11-8 with 70 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 18-6-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they visit the Detroit Red Wings, at 7:30pm ET.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Rask leads Bruins to 3-1 win over Blues


Boston Bruins Game 49: St. Louis Blues @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on February 1, 2018.
On Thursday, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask led the Bruins to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 12:32, Bruins David Krejci scored his 9th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 9:05, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 21st goal of the season, a power-play goal giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 18:28, Blues Jaden Schwartz scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. At 19:59, Bruins David Backes scored his 9th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 32 saves on 33 shots. Rask is now 20-8-4 with a 2.12 GAA and a .924 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 46-33. The Blues led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage, in hits 37-30 and blocked shots 19-14. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Blues went 0-for-1.

David Backes led the Bruins with 8 shots and 6 hits.

Brad Marchand, Noel Acciari, Anders Bjork, Charlie McAvoy and Paul Postma were scratched for the Bruins.

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

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 30-11-8 with 68 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 home record is now 17-6-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7pm ET.