Bruins Give Update On David Pastrnak

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

On Tuesday morning Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced that forward David Pastrnak had successful thumb surgery after a fall following a team event and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

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The 21-year-old has skated in every game for the Bruins this season and leads the team in goals (31) and points (66). Pastrnak also has 35 assists which is good for second on the team. Last month, Pastrnak was selected to his first career All-Star game as the lone B’s representative. Pastrnak had five points in his five previous games before the injury.

The Havirov, Czech Republic native was drafted in the first round (25th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft. Pastrnak made his NHL debut on November 24th, 2014 and scored his first career goal on January 10th, 2015, scoring twice in Philadelphia against the Flyers. This injury comes at a interesting time for the Bruins as they have recently found some offense with the recent line changes. However, losing a player of Pastrnak’s caliber is a big blow and with this team struggling to score all season long, an injury like this is never good.

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The good news for the B’s is that this injury isn’t too serious and Pastrnak should be back relatively soon. Also, this opens up the door for some players to get more opportunities to play higher in the lineup. Look for Jake DeBrusk and David Backes to get opportunities to play on the second line in Pastrnak’s absence.

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Bruins Post-Game Recap: New York Islanders at Boston: 2/5/19

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

Pre-Game Notes

Arena: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

Home: Boston Bruins (28-17-7)

Away: New York Islanders (30-15-6)

Boston’s Lineup

Forwards

Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak

Cehlarik-Krejci-DeBrusk

Kuraly-Acciari-Wagner

Nordstrom-Frederic-Backes

Defense

Chara-Carlo

Krug-Miller

Grzelcyk-McAvoy

Goalies

Rask

Halak

New York’s Lineup

Forwards

Lee-Nelson-Eberle

Beauvillier-Barzal-Bailey

Dal Colle-Filppula-Komarov

Martin-Cizikas-Clutterbuck

Defense

Leddy-Boychuk

Pelech-Pulock

Toews-Mayfield

Goalies

Lerner

Greiss

First Period

The game began after a ceremony to honor the New England Patriots as they celebrated their sixth championship with the Garden crowd. Just 18 seconds into the game, David Backes sent the puck over the glass for a delay of game penalty which resulted in an Islanders power play. The Bruins killed the penalty despite a few scoring chances by the Islanders. The B’s struggled early as they tried to get their legs moving after a slow start.

A great shift by the first line gave the Bruins some offensive momentum in the middle stages of the period as they looked to find their footing. Brock Nelson took a hooking penalty behind the Boston net, resulting in the Bruins first power play of the night. The Islanders killed off the man advantage but immediately went back on the penalty kill as Ryan Pulock took a slashing penalty. The Islanders killed off the penalty as the Bruins failed to get any significant scoring chances.

The B’s would get yet another power play as Scott Mayfield dangerously cross checked Sean Kuraly into the end boards. The Islanders killed off the man advantage yet again as the Bruins failed to get any shots on goal.

Score: Tied 0-0

Second Period

The Bruins took the lead early in the second period as Patrice Bergeron (playing in his 1,000th game) buried a loose puck in front of the goal.

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The Bruins seemed to be more involved in the opening moments of the middle period as they got some decent scoring chances on Robin Lehner. The Islanders began to get an offensive rhythm in the second period as the Bruins became a little sloppy in their own zone. The Islanders got their second power play of the game as Brandon Carlo went off for tripping. The Bruins killed off the penalty as the Islanders got a couple scoring chances but Tuukka Rask stood tall.

Another huge save by Rask after a bad turnover kept the game scoreless as Number 40 absolutely robbed Matt Martin. The Islanders would pick up another power play as Chris Wagner took a slashing call. Jordan Eberle made the Bruins pay with a man advantage strike that somehow snuck through Rask.

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The first line responded with another strong shift and it nearly resulted in Bergeron’s second goal of the night but Lehner was up to the challenge.

Score: Tied 1-1

Third Period

The Bruins were scattered defensively in their own end in the first minutes of the final period as the Islanders pushes very hard for the go ahead goal. Another great answering shift by the top line gave the B’s the momentum they desperately needed after a slow start to the period. Cal Clutterbuck appeared to give the Islanders the lead but the goal was called back due to the play being offside.

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The Bruins would regain the lead as Peter Cehlarik scored off of a Kevan Miller rebound with just over 13 minutes to play.

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Rask and the Bruins defense had a great sequence complete with a bunch of quality stops by the goaltender and by Joakim Nordstrom who blocked two shots. Both teams got physical towards the conclusion of the game as they looked to impose their wills. With just over eight minutes to go, Matt Grzelcyk went to the box for tripping and slashing which resulted in a four minute power play for the Islanders. The Bruins killed both penalties to Grzelcyk as Rask and the B’s defense came up huge.

The Islanders pulled Lehner with about 1:15 to play and Bergeron iced it with 55 seconds to go as he got a great assist from Pastrnak who gave up the empty net for his teammate.

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Final Score: 3-1 Bruins

Three Stars Of The Game

First Star: No doubt about this one. Number 37 had a signature performance in his 1,000th game, scoring a pair of goals.

Second Star: Rask. The Bruin goalie had a strong night with 28 saves to preserve the victory and was especially outstanding in the final period.

Third Star: Cehlarik. He wasn’t spectacular but his goal in the third proved to be the game winner for the Bruins second straight victory.

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Bruins Post-Game Recap: Philadelphia at Boston: 1/31/19

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

Pre-Game Notes

Arena: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

Home: Boston Bruins (27-17-6)

Away: Philadelphia Flyers (21-23-6)

Boston’s Lineup

Forwards

Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak

Cehlarik-Krejci-DeBrusk

Heinen-Frederic-Backes

Nordstrom-Kuraly-Wagner

Defense

Chara-McAvoy

Krug-Carlo

Moore-Miller

Goalies

Rask

Halak

Philadelphia’s Lineup

Forwards

van Riemsdyk-Giroux-Konecny

Lindblom-Couturier-Voracek

Laughton-Patrick-Simmonds

Varone-Vorobyov-Raffl

Defense

Provorov-Sanheim

MacDonald-Gudas

Haag-Folin

Goalies

Hart

Stolarz

First Period

The Bruins went to the power play in the opening minutes as David Pastrnak got tripped down driving to the Philadelphia net. Pastrnak gave Boston the early lead with a man advantage goal off a beautiful feed from Torey Krug just three minutes into the game.

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Immediately following the goal Tuukka Rask made a huge save on James van Riemsdyk to preserve the lead. The Bruins seemed to have no trouble getting scoring chances early on as they took the play to the Flyers. Rask seemed to be very active especially playing the puck which kept the play moving, allowing the B’s to have the advantage in possession.

The Bruins play seemed to level out in the middle stages of the period as the Flyers started to find a rhythm. Rask didn’t face a ton of rubber in the period but looked perfectly normal in his first game back from a concussion. Neither team got many great scoring chances in the final moments of the period until Claude Giroux broke free and scored on a breakaway to tie it with less than a minute left in the period.

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Score: Tied 1-1

Second Period

The Bruins started the period struggling in their own zone as the Flyers got countless chances on Rask but to no avail. Pastrnak made it two goals on the night as he redirected Patrice Bergeron’s shot by Carter Hart to give the B’s the lead once again.

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The Bruins looked to regain their composure as the period went on as they got more solid scoring chances against Hart. The Flyers got some good chances but they remained few and far between. Rask continued to be strong as he made a big stop on Wayne Simmonds to keep it a one goal game. The Flyers started to storm the Boston end towards the end of the period as the Bruins looked to be slightly flustered in their own end.

Pastrnak nearly made it a hat trick late in the period with a chance in the Philadelphia crease but hit the side of the net as it remained a 2-1 game. The physical play started to pick up late in the period as both teams drove hard to the goals of the opposing team to try to find the back of the net.

Score: 2-1 Bruins

Third Period

The Bruins started the final period with a little more jump in their step than the previous period as they looked to take control of the game. The B’s play in the own end improved in the early moments of the third as they were determined to not let the Flyers back into the game. Scott Laughton broke free after a bad turnover by John Moore and was hooked on a breakaway which resulted in a penalty shot but Rask gave him nothing to shoot which kept it a one goal game.

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The Flyers got their first power play opportunity as Sean Kuraly took a penalty for holding the stick with about 11 minutes to go in the game. Oskar Lindblom tied it with a redirect in front of the net on the man advantage with just 10 seconds left on the penalty kill.

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The Bruins seemed to have trouble getting scoring chances in the third period as the Flyers were able to hold the advantage in possession. The Bruins seemed determined to get the go ahead goal late in the period as the first line got a few great scoring chances. The Bruins continued to get the better of the scoring chances down the stretch but couldn’t find the back of the net.

Score: Tied 2-2

Overtime

Marchand took a tripping penalty 57 seconds into the extra session, resulting in the Flyers getting a four on three advantage. Travis Sanheim found the back of the net on a long wrist shot to win it for the Flyers with just two seconds left on the power play.

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Final Score: 3-2 Flyers

Three Stars Of The Game

First Star: Pastrnak. Scoring his 29th and 30th goals of the season, Pastrnak was at his best in this one and nearly finished off the hat trick in the second period.

Second Star: Rask. The goalie kept the Bruins in the game with a couple key stops but was denied a shot to move up on the B’s all time wins record.

Third Star: Bergeron. It wasn’t a spectacular game for number 37 but he had a solid game with an assist on Pastrnak’s even strength goal.

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Bruins Issue Update On Forward Bjork

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

On Friday morning, the Bruins issued an injury update on Anders Bjork who had missed time in Providence due to a shoulder injury. Bjork underwent successful surgery on his left shoulder which was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. His expected recovery time is approximately five to six months.

 

Bjork skated in 20 games for Boston this season, posting a goal and two assists for three points. He also appeared in 13 games for Providence this season, totaling ten points on a goal and nine assists. Unfortunately this is the second shoulder surgery that the 22-year-old has underwent. After appearing in 39 games for Boston and Providence last year, Bjork was shut down for the season after suffering the injury against the Anaheim Ducks in Boston in late January.

The Mequon, Wisconsin native was drafted by the Bruins in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He was signed to a three-year entry level contract in May of 2017. His first NHL point came on October 5th, 2017 against the Nashville Predators in Boston. His first career goal came just 12 days later in Arizona against the Coyotes. This is another tough break for the young forward but he should be healthy by the time the 2019-20 season begins.

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Bruins Recall Cehlarik From Providence

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today that the team had recalled forward Peter Cehlarik from the Providence Bruins. Cehlarik has yet to make an appearance in Boston this season but has had a successful season so far in Providence. The 23-year-old has posted ten goals and 19 assists for 29 points in 37 games which is tied for the team lead in points.

Cehlarik appeared in six games for Boston last season totaling a goal and an assist including his first career goal on November 18th, 2017 in San Jose against the Sharks. He also appeared in 35 games for Providence last season, scoring 11 goals and adding 12 assists. Cehlarik skated in 11 games for Boston in 2016-17, posting two assists. He scored 20 goals and had 18 assists for 38 points in Providence in 2016-17.

The Zilina, Slovakia native was drafted by the Bruins in the third round (90th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. With the Bruins struggling to score consistently, Cehlarik should be a welcome addition as he’s had 17 games of NHL experience. Expect him to see time on the second line with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk and perhaps even time on the power play.

Bruins Post-Game Recap: Montreal at Boston: 1/14/19

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

Pre-Game Notes

Arena: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

Home: Boston Bruins (26-15-4)

Away: Montreal Canadiens (24-17-5)

Boston’s Lineup

Forwards

Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak

DeBrusk-Krejci-Backes

Kuraly-Acciari-Wagner

Heinen-Forsbacka Karlsson-Donato

Defense

Chara-McAvoy

Krug-Carlo

Grzelcyk-Miller

Goalies

Rask

Halak

Montreal’s Lineup

Forwards

Drouin-Danault-Gallagher

Lehkonen-Domi-Armia

Tatar-Kotkaniemi-Byron

Agostino-Chaput-Deslauriers

Defense

Mete-Weber

Reilly-Petry

Kulak-Benn

Goalies

Price

Niemi

First Period

The Canadiens had the early chances but Tuukka Rask stood up to them to keep the game scoreless. The Bruins failed to get many chances in the early going as they seemed to have trouble stringing passes together. A couple solid shifts by the B’s got their legs going as they got a few opportunities on Carey Price. Brad Marchand drew a tripping penalty to give the Bruins a power play with about eight minutes left in the period.

The Bruins failed to capitalize on the man advantage as Price and the Canadiens defense made a big penalty kill. Marchand got a short breakaway on Price but was denied after a spectacular effort by Patrice Bergeron to get the puck loose. A four on four came after matching penalties and Marchand took full advantage as he scored on a shot from the dot to give the B’s the lead.

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Kevan Miller and Nick Deslauriers dropped the gloves with 3:50 to go in the period to get the crowd into the game as they’d been fairly quiet to that point.

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Rask was on point in the first period and made a great glove stop on Tomas Tatar in the slot late in the period. However, a tipped shot from the point got past Rask off the stick of Brendan Gallagher to tie the game with nearly a minute left in the period.

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Score: Tied 1-1

Second Period

The Bruins had trouble in their own zone in the opening moments of the period but Rask was up to it, keeping the game tied. The B’s responded with a good shift as they nearly took the lead but Price was on top of it. Neither team possessed the puck too well in the middle period as there seemed to be turnovers all over the place.

The Canadiens seemed to have more success with speed through the neutral zone as the Bruins looked to be on their heels. Neither team could get into an offensive rhythm as the scoring chances came few and far between. Rask continued to have a strong night with a couple of huge stops in the middle stages of the period.

The Bruins would draw another penalty as Victor Mete went off for hooking. Paul Byron took advantage of a flat footed Bergeron to score a shorthanded goal as the Canadiens took the lead.

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The Habs killed the Boston power play as the Bruins failed to get any significant scoring chances. A small scrum in front of both benches resulted in a four on four situation to close out the period.

Score: 2-1 Canadiens

Third Period

The Bruins had a tough start to the period as the Habs had a few good chances in front of the Boston net. The newly formed second line of David Krejci, Danton Heinen and Ryan Donato had a good shift in the early part of the third but couldn’t find the back of the net to tie the score. The Bruins had a heck of a time trying to get into an offensive rhythm as the Habs slowed them down in the neutral zone.

Heinen charged to the net about midway through the period but lost his footing and didn’t get a decent shot off and the game remained 2-1. The B’s had the majority of the possession and the chances in the final period but were unable to capitalize on Price.

The Bruins picked up another man advantage with two minutes to go on a delay of game penalty against the Canadiens. With the goalie pulled, Krejci picked the top corner from the top of the circle to tie the game with less than a minute to go.

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Score: Tied 2-2

Overtime

Just 15 seconds into the extra session, Jeff Petry batted in a rebound off of a Max Domi shot to give the Canadiens a win and tie the season series with the Bruins.

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Final Score: 3-2 Canadiens

Three Stars Of The Game

Third Star: Marchand. The winger seemed to be one of the few Bruins to have a successful game and he added his 17th goal of the season in the loss.

Second Star: Rask. The Bruin netminder had another strong game and kept the team in the game all night as they secured a point in the overtime loss.

First Star: Price. The Montreal goalie was perhaps the best player on the ice in this one and stole another win against the Bruins as he’s done so often before.

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Bruins Place Colby Cave On Waivers

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

The Bruins placed forward Colby Cave on waivers on Monday afternoon and he will return to the Providence Bruins if he clears waivers. Cave skated in 20 games for the black and gold this season, posting a goal and four assists for five points. With this move, the Bruins will have to make a move to add someone to their 23-man roster.

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Cave has also skated in 15 games for Providence this season, scoring six goals and adding 12 assists for 18 points. The 24-year-old appeared in three games for Boston last season, going scoreless. Cave’s best professional season came in 2016-17 for Providence, as he posted 13 goals and 22 assists for 35 points in 76 games. Cave was undrafted originally but signed a three-year entry level deal with Boston on April 4th, 2015.

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Cave made his NHL debut last season, on December 21st, 2017 against the Winnipeg Jets at TD Garden. He scored his first career NHL goal earlier this season against the Montreal Canadiens on December 17th at Bell Centre in a 4-0 Bruins victory.

The Battleford, Saskatchewan native can be claimed by any team in the NHL but only for the next 24 hours. If that time passes, he’ll return to Providence. Cave has looked like a solid fourth line player in his time with the B’s and more time in Providence could be useful for him.

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Former Bruin Rick Nash Retires At 34

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

Rick Nash announced his retirement from the NHL this morning at the age of 34 after 15 seasons in the league. Nash was traded to the Bruins last February in exchange for Ryan Spooner, Matt Beleskey, prospect Ryan Lindgren and two draft picks including the B’s first round selection in last year’s draft. Nash skated in 11 regular season games, totaling three goals and three assists. He also appeared in 12 playoff games, posting three goals and two assists.

 

Nash appeared in 1,060 career regular season games, posting 437 goals and 368 assists for 805 points. Appearing in 89 playoff games, Nash posted career numbers of 18 goals and 28 assists. Spending the majority of his career in Columbus, Nash is the Blue Jackets career leader in goals, assists, and points.

The Brampton, Ontario native was named to the NHL All-Star team six times and was a member of the All-Rookie team in 2003 when he posted 17 goals and 22 assists for 39 points. Nash was also a two-time goal medalist with Team Canada at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. Nash called it a career after concussion issues towards the end of his time with Bruins but he ends his career as one of the greatest forwards in the entire league over his successful career.

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Bruins Post-Game Recap: Buffalo at Boston: 1/5/19

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

Pre-Game Notes

Arena: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

Home: Boston Bruins (23-14-4)

Away: Buffalo Sabres (22-13-6)

Boston’s Lineup

Forwards

Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak

DeBrusk-Krejci-Backes

Heinen-Forsbacka Karlsson-Donato

Kuraly-Acciari-Wagner

Defense

Chara-Carlo

Krug-Moore

Grzelcyk-Miller

Goalies

Rask

Halak

Buffalo’s Lineup

Forwards

Skinner-Rodrigues-Reinhart

Sheary-Sobotka-Thompson

Elie-Mittelstadt-Pominville

Smith-Larsson-Okposo

Defense

McCabe-Ristolainen

Scandella-Dahlin

Pilut-Bogosian

Goalies

Ullmark

Hutton

First Period

On the first shift of the game, Chris Wagner appeared to give the Bruins the early lead but it was eventually waived off because of Sean Kuraly interfering with Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark.

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The Bruins looked engaged in the early going as they were able to string together some solid shifts. The Bruins would get a power play as Remi Elie took an interference penalty with 13:28 to play in the period. Buffalo would kill off the penalty as Boston failed to get any decent scoring chances. Wagner got another great scoring chance and capitalized to give the Bruins the lead.

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The Sabres seemed to have trouble getting any significant scoring chances against Tuukka Rask as the Bruins defended well in their own zone. Towards the end of the period though, Buffalo started to find some attacking zone rhythm and pushed to tie the score.

The Bruins returned the favor with a solid shift by the fourth line who looked very strong in the opening period. Boston closed the period with a couple good shifts especially the third line as Ryan Donato nearly doubled the lead with under a minute to go in the period.

Score: 1-0 Bruins

Second Period

The Bruins opened the period with another strong shift by the fourth line and Wagner nearly had a second goal but was denied by Ullmark. David Backes buried a goal on a two on one rush with Brad Marchand to double the Boston advantage early in the period.

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The Bruins continued to have good jump in the early moments of the period as they strung together some strong shifts. The Bruins dominated the possession in the middle period as they seemed to get chance after chance in the offensive zone. Rask was rarely challenged in the first half of the period as the Sabres failed to get many pucks on net.

The Bruins began to become slightly lackadaisical in their own zone but it didn’t hurt them as Buffalo didn’t provide a lot of resistance. Rask became a bit more busy in the latter half of the period but continued to play very well between the pipes.

Score: 2-0 Bruins

Third Period

Donato had a couple decent chances in front of the Buffalo goal but couldn’t find the back of the net. Jeff Skinner followed that up with a quality scoring opportunity but Rask was quick to make the save. The third line had a solid start to the period and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson nearly capitalized off a great feed from Danton Heinen but couldn’t beat Ullmark.

A few turnovers by the Bruins almost resulted in the Sabres finding the back of the net but Rask continued to have a strong game to keep it a two goal margin. Buffalo went to the man advantage as Matt Grzelcyk was called for hooking with about 12 minutes to play. Boston killed the penalty as the Sabres got a few chances but nothing significant.

The Bruins got another power play as Donato was tripped as they looked to put the game away. Buffalo killed off the penalty but the B’s has plenty of chances and put four shots on goal during the man advantage. Rasmus Ristolainen fired home a shot from the dot after a quick re-entry to cut the Boston lead in half with less than three minutes to go.

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The Sabres pulled Ullmark with 1:40 to go as they pushed for the tying goal. They weren’t able to find the back of the net and the Bruins secured the victory, making it four straight for the first time since October.

Final Score: 2-1 Bruins

Three Stars Of The Game

First Star: Wagner. The winger could’ve easily had multiple goals in this one as he was buzzing around the ice all night as the fourth line had one of their best games of the season.

Second Star: Backes. The winger returned after a three game suspension and was put onto the second line. He responded with his fourth goal of the season on a beautiful shot.

Third Star: Rask. Although not challenged much in this game, Rask was good when needed and helped the B’s secure a huge win over the Sabres.

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Bruins Announce Update On Forward Nordstrom

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

On Thursday morning, the Bruins announced that forward Joakim Nordstrom had suffered a non-displaced fibula fracture and will be re-evaluated in about three weeks. Nordstrom sustained the injury during the 4-2 Winter Classic victory against the Blackhawks on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Nordstrom has skated in 39 games in his first season in black and gold after signing a two year deal in the offseason. He has posted five goals and two assists for seven points this season. Nordstrom spent time in Chicago and Carolina before coming to Boston. He set a career high in goals, assists and points in 2014-15 for the Hurricanes with ten goals and 14 assists for 24 points.

The Stockholm, Sweden native was originally drafted by the Blackhawks in the third round (90th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut on October 1st, 2013 and scored his first career goal on October 11th, 2013 against the New York Islanders. Nordstrom won the Stanley Cup with the Hawks in 2015. With the injury, it could allow the Bruins to call up a player from Providence. Nordstrom has been a useful player for B’s this season despite the low point total. He’s played almost everywhere in the bottom nine, so the Bruins will definitely miss his versatility.

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