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.

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