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

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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.