Boston Bruins Post Game Recap: Game 2 EQSF

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PREGAME NOTES

After a great Game One for the Bruins, the lineup stays the same. Both David Krejci and Kevan Miller were nursing injuries during the off day practice but are both ready to go tonight. Rask takes the net for Boston and Andrei Vasilevskiy for Tampa.

What I Am Looking Forward To

Tuukka Rask is known as someone who can get upset once in awhile (Proof) and honestly, I like to see this kind of fire in players. While the throwing of sticks, milk crates, and even skate blades aren’t recommended, it’s nice to see the Bruins star goalie show how much he wants to win. I expect a big game from him after a solid second half performance last game.

PERIOD ONE

Right off the opening faceoff Torey Krug turned the puck over at the redline and Tampa was able to get a quick shot on net. Boston looked slow through the first two minutes, forcing Rask to be on top of things early to make sure the game stayed tied. Tampa was able to get into the zone at will early on and made Rask step up to the challenge. After some post-whistle antics, Boston found themselves on the penalty kill where Tampa turned Boston’s zone into a shooting gallery with one-timers from everywhere. 10 minutes into the game the Bruins still hadn’t registered a shot and just as they hit the 10-minute mark, Boston was assessed a slashing penalty that resulted in a goal by Gourde after some great defensive play by the Bruins. Boston finally got a shot with about 14 minutes played, and right after that Boston drew a penalty that put them on their first power play of the night, which almost immediately turned into a 5-on-3 which Boston could not convert on. Boston would eventually tie it up after a great shot from Charlie McAvoy, his first in his playoff career. Boston heads off the ice tied after an overall pretty bad period.

Scoring

BOS – McAvoy (Bergeron, Marchand)

TB – Gourde PP (Point, Sergachev)

PERIOD TWO

Both teams started to get more physically aggressive in the opening minutes of the second period by throwing bigger hits, starting with a hit on Torey Krug in the first shift. After some back and forth, Tampa took advantage of the Bruins collapsing defense and made a great passing play that drew Rask out of position so that Tyler Johnson could find the back of the net to make it 2-1 TB. Boston continued to get chances in the offensive end, but couldn’t convert or stay in the zone for an extended period of time. Boston ended the second period with only 13 shots total, not nearly enough if you want to beat a great goalie like Vasilevskiy along with the deep Lightning defense core.

Scoring

BOS – N/A

TB – Johnson (Point, Palat)

PERIOD THREE

Jake DeBrusk had a great chance early as he tore down the middle of the ice and tried to sneak the puck through the five-hole of Vasilevskiy. More physical play emerged leading to a couple more scrums and a hit from behind from Miller that was offset with a cross-checking minor. With just over 12 minutes left to play, David Pastrnak was assessed a four-minute double minor for a “High-stick” on Hedman, and I use quotes because it was Hedman’s own stick that smacked him on the nose and caused him to bleed. The Bruins made the kill with some miraculous saves from Rask. Boston got some good chances, but couldn’t get anything solid going. After it looked like Boston was going to get an icing call, Brad Marchand decided to saucer pass the puck directly back onto the stick of Point, who then dumped it off to Palat who went top corner on Rask to make it 3-1. Moments after, the Bruins got a lucky bounce as Torey Krug fired a shot on net that snuck its way through the pads of Vasilevskiy. This meant the Bruins were able to pull their goalie and give themselves a chance, but they weren’t able to capitalize with the man advantage. 4-2 Tampa and the teams are going back to Boston with the series split.

Scoring

BOS – Krug (Pastrnak, Marchand)

TB – Palat (Point), Point EN (Hedman)

POSTGAME

These are a lot of shot share stats that basically show that Boston did not have a ton of shots tonight. This is something that they’ll need to improve upon if they want to keep Tampa’s bolstering offense at bay in Game Three.

KG’s Three Stars Of The Game

1st: Brad Marchand – He was on tonight, with two assists and quite a few good chances. While there really were no standouts for the B’s tonight Marchand showed that he was someone who was influencing the game.

2nd: Torey Krug – Krug was very good tonight when moving the puck and getting shots at the net. Krug has been relied upon lots in the playoffs and came up clutch tonight after TB’s third goal.

3rd: Tuukka Rask – Rask may not have had a great game like he can at times, but he made some huge saves in critical times. Rask will always be the make-or-break guy for the Bruins, and I believe that he played well enough for the Bruins to win tonight.

MUP (Most Under-Appreciated Player: Zdeno Chara – Just remember this. Chara is currently 41 years old. He has been playing in the NHL since he was 20. He is playing with a d-partner that is half his age. Chara is also a 6’9″ 250lbs man who played 25:33 tonight, the most by any player in the game. He is by far one of the most physical players night in and night out, and he can still put up TOI like this. Incredible.

BIRDHOUSE – Round-up of the best Tweets during the game

NEXT GAME

Wednesday, May 2nd, in Boston vs Tampa Bay

 

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Boston Bruins Post Game Recap: Game 5 ECQF

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By KG | Follow on Twitter @kgbngblog | FanCred at K G

PREGAME NOTES

This is about as healthy the Bruins lineup will get this season. Bergeron is back after his one-game hiatus, meaning that Riley Nash moves back down to the third line. Kadri is back from his three-game suspension and will be looking to make up for his time away from the team. Andersen and Rask set up shop in the creases for tonight once again.

What I Am Looking Forward To

The Bruins are getting a chance to clinch the series at home in front of their fans. This will give even more motivation for Boston to wrap this up early, and the game gives Toronto a perfect opportunity to catch the Bruins sleeping. It’ll be a gritty game with bad bounces, bad calls, and great plays and it’ll be as exciting as ever.

PERIOD ONE

Mike Babcock showed early in the game that he wasn’t afraid to change up his lines from the traditional ones that we’ve been seeing so far this series. After some pretty even back and forth chances, Toronto struck first after Connor Brown knocked in the puck out of midair after Auston Matthews tried a wraparound. The Bruins tried to get some energy from their offense, but with very little zone time it was hard for the Bruins to get anything solid going. This turned into some sloppy defensive play and resulted in a sneaky goal from Johnsson. Boston would head to the power play shortly after because of a weirdly broken stick that seemed like Rick Nash snapped it on the shot, not the slash. But it was called anyway, but Boston could not convert but did get lots of chances, including a shot that hit the post. Boston would end the period with a 15-6 shot advantage and down 2-0 on the scoresheet.

Scoring

BOS – N/A

TOR – Brown (Matthews, Hyman), Johnsson (Kadri, Gardiner)

PERIOD TWO

Boston had some great chances at the start of the period, but Toronto controlled play for most of the first half of the period by pinning the Bruins in their own end and making sure they couldn’t break out past the red line. Boston found some success in two 2-on-1’s that ended up with David Pastrnak drawing a tripping penalty. On the ensuing power play, David Backes was able to smack home a rebound off of the glass and in. But in a blink of an eye, it was 4-1 Toronto after a pair of goals from Bozak and van Riemsdyk that led to Tuukka Rask being pulled. After some bad penalties taken by the Leafs, the Bruins found themselves on a 5-on-3. Even though they had chance after chance, Boston did not convert. But this gave Boston a massive change in momentum, leading to Matt Grzelcyk dancing around low before he found a leaning Sean Kuraly in the slot with a great backhand pass that closed the lead to two. Boston would head off the ice with the momentum, but not the lead.

Scoring

BOS – Backes PP (DeBrusk, Krug), Kuraly (Grzelcyk, Acciari)

TOR – Bozak (Rielly, van Riemsdyk), van Riemsdyk PP (Marner, Bozak)

PERIOD THREE

Boston started the period with just a handful of seconds left in the power play. Nash missed an empty net off of a Pastrnak rebound, and that was the best chance they would have on the man advantage. McAvoy would hit a post after a great chance from a faceoff win and in the next offensive break in, Travis Dermott would take a holding penalty that gave Boston their sixth power play of the night. Boston failed to convert once again, going to 1/6 on the night for their power play efficiency for the night. Boston knew that they needed a spark, so Cassidy sent the fourth line out, where Noel Acciari got one of the luckiest bounces I have ever seen as he whacked the puck off of Andersen’s skate and into the net. The Bruins close the gap to a one-goal lead. After an incredible back and forth that seemed to last a lifetime, the game hit the five-minute mark. That was when it really kicked up. Jake DeBrusk had a great opportunity where he scooped up the puck and just missed wide. Boston made some very aggressive passes around the offensive zone. Khudobin was pulled with just over a minute left, and after some great chances, Boston was able to call a timeout with 32.8 seconds left in the third. After some hectic faceoff hijinx, Toronto was able to clear the zone and kill the remaining time. 4-3 Toronto, and this series is going back to Canada.

Scoring

BOS – Acciari (Schaller, Krug)

TOR – N/A

POSTGAME

These numbers are absurd. Doubling your opponent’s shots in the playoffs usually means that you dominated the game. One important difference to look at is the shot total was lower than the Scoring Chances For, meaning Boston just couldn’t get those shots off in time or accurately. If Boston continues to play like this, they won’t have any issue beating Andersen. They forced Toronto to take bad penalties, but could only convert on one attempt. This is something that they should address on the off day, along with their defensive effectiveness and ability to play like they did in the second half of the game for the whole sixty minutes.

KG’s Three Stars Of The Game

1st: Noel Acciari – Acciari had one of the few plus nights on the team (+2) and was one of the best offensive players tonight. He assisted on the second goal and scored the third, and when he and his line were called upon in the later parts of the third to play good defense, he was able to shut the Leafs down.

2nd: Sean Kuraly – After a decent regular season, Sean Kuraly has really shown his value in the playoffs. He is one of the hardest competitors out there and gives it his all every shift. This was very apparent in his goal, where he threw all of his weight into flicking the shot past Andersen. He is an ideal player in the gritty, physical series that this is turning into.

3rd: Torey Krug – Krug played a Bruins-high 23:54 while getting two assists on goals one and three. He also six shots on the night, tied for second highest on the Bruins. After some uncharacteristically bad play by both Chara and McAvoy this game, Krug was a much needed solid defenceman for this team to play around.

MUP (Most Under-Appreciated Player): Anton Khudobin – After Rask’s less than stellar play in the first half of the game, it would have been easy for the rest of the team to roll over and quit. But they kept on trucking and because of the play of Khudobin, the Bruins were able to continue to inch closer and closer to their efforts to tie it.

BIRDHOUSE – Round-up of the best Tweets during the game

NEXT GAME

Monday, April 23rd, in Toronto

 

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Boston Bruins Post Game Recap: Game 4 ECQF

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By KG | Follow on Twitter @kgbngblog | FanCred at K G

PREGAME NOTES

The Bruins have changed some of their lines, with first-line center Patrice Bergeron coming out of the lineup due to an upper-body injury that is considered day-to-day. Matt Grzelcyk also comes in on the blueline. Andersen and Rask take the nets once again.

What I Am Looking Forward To

This game determines who takes the momentum in the series. If Toronto wins it, they go back to Boston tied after going down 0-2. If Boston pulls it off, they take a stranglehold on the series and force Toronto to play with their backs against the wall. With the absence of Patrice Bergeron, other players will need to step up in his spot and lead the team.

PERIOD ONE

28 seconds. That’s how long it took for Torey Krug to pick the short-side corner on Fredrik Andersen. After the teams were able to get the game going, it became very apparent that the Leafs weren’t just going to roll over after going down by one. Toronto got some great zone time and was able to cycle the puck effectively and kept the puck in the Bruins zone. Toronto would get on the board after Boston left old foe Thomas Plekanec alone in front where he found the back of the net. Toronto played a fast-paced, aggressive style that put the Bruins on their heels and made them play in Boston’s end for the majority of the period. Boston looked shaky in the second half of the period. They weren’t able to get good, clean zone entries and didn’t get a ton of quality shots on net. 1-1 at the end of one.

Scoring

BOS – Krug (Miller, Pastrnak)

TOR – Plekanec (Marleau, Marner)

PERIOD TWO

Rask started the period off by misplaying a puck that almost ended up in his net if it wasn’t for a desperate save and Marner fumbling the puck in front of the net. The linesmen continued to throw everyone and their dog out of the faceoff circle. Boston was able to get some more chances at quick shots because of their speed, something that they need to continue to do if they want more offensive production. Rask stood tall as Dominic Moore had a great chance on a 2-on-1. The Bruins started to try and get their forwards to enter the zone with numbers by going for the long, cross-ice passes, and while it worked once or twice, one resulted in a Mitch Marner breakaway that Rask turned away. Toronto was able to control play and move the puck perfectly for nearly an entire shift, but couldn’t get it through Rask. Marchand brought the heat with a great spin-o-rama but missed the net. The Bruins struggled with clearing the puck out of their own zone, and this resulted in lots of Maple Leaf opportunities at scoring. Boston would break the tie with a great catch and release with a Pastrnak pass to a wide open Marchand. The Bruins continued to play much better after the goal, but the Leafs continued to put pressure on Rask and the Bruins defense. 2-1 after two.

Scoring

BOS – Marchand (Pastrnak, McQuaid)

TOR – N/A

PERIOD THREE

Boston knew coming into the third period that they’d have to be nearly perfect defensively to keep the lead, and the showed in the first few minutes that they were committed to playing the hard minutes. Through Boston’s defensive commitment, they were able to catch an odd man break that left DeBrusk and Krejci in a two-on-one situation, which was executed to near perfection that ended with Jake DeBrusk scoring on a great shot. Boston did a great job making sure the puck crossed their own blueline when trying to exit the zone, something that they didn’t do as much as they needed to in the first two periods. Bruce Cassidy gave the fourth line a lot of key minutes around the 10-minute mark in the third period. Danton Heinen showed that he is someone to rely on with his play in his own zone with dangerous players like Matthews and Marner on the ice. Rask did not give out many rebounds in the first three-quarters of the period. With just less than three minutes left, Mike Babcock pulled Andersen. David Pastrnak rang a shot off of the post that could have put a nice bow on the game, but it wasn’t needed. The Bruins head home with a chance at clinching the series in Boston on home ice.

Scoring

BOS – DeBrusk (Krejci)

TOR – N/A

POSTGAME

While Boston scored three goals, they did not get that many shots, with only 21 total. Rask is the backbone of the team, and he really showed up tonight.

KG’s Three Stars Of The Game

1st: Tuukka Rask – If not for Rask, Boston would be heading home tied in the series. Rask only had to stop 31 shots, mainly due to the great shot suppression by the Bruins defense. He can definitely steal a game here or there, contrary to popular belief.

2nd: Jake DeBrusk – DeBrusk played a full, 60-minute game, and was rewarded for it. One of the hardest forecheckers of the game, and great on defense. He continues to impress in his rookie season.

3rd: Brad Marchand – After a great start to Marchand’s writing career come out earlier in the afternoon, he dazzled the fans at the ACC with his skating ability, and scored the eventual game-winner. Elite.

MUP (Most Under-Appreciated Player): Tommy Wingels – Wingels’ play tonight reminded me of the classic Bruins player. Tough, aggressive (But smart) and fast. He was relied upon in the tough times halfway through the period.

BIRDHOUSE – Round-up of the best Tweets during the game

NEXT GAME

Saturday, April 21st, in Boston vs Toronto

 

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Boston Bruins End Of Season Stats Recap

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By KG | Follow on Twitter @kgbngblog | FanCred at K G

Back in late September, I made predictions (Here’s the link) about who would be the leaders for the Bruins in different stats categories. I also did a mid-season check-in (Link here) halfway through the season. Now that the regular season is over, it seems like it’d be a great time to look back at the season that was and see what predictions I hit, and which ones I missed by a mile. Halfway through I had 6 of 14 categories right.

All stats from NHL.com

Goals

My Original Prediction: Brad Marchand (40 – 43)

Final Outcome: David Pastrnak (35)

This one is kind of surprising. Marchand is known as the Bruins top pure goal scorer, but David Pastrnak really stepped up this season. It also helps that Pastrnak played the full 82 games (Tim Schaller was the only other Bruin to do so) while Marchand played 14 less with 68. I do believe that if Marchand had played all 82, he could have hit the 40 goal threshold, but that wasn’t the case.

Assists

My Original Prediction: Torey Krug (44 – 47)

Final Outcome: Brad Marchand (51)

Krug was close with 45, but that wasn’t enough to top Marchand’s 51. While Krug did play an important part of the Bruins offense, Marchand’s role was bigger. Brad actually had more assists this year with fewer games played than last year (46 in 80 in the 2016-17 season) so it was a big offensive year for Marchand.

Plus/Minus

My Original Prediction: Patrice Bergeron (18 – 21)

Final Outcome: Brad Marchand (25)

With Marchand’s incredible offensive production this season, this is no surprise. A lot of points usually mean a lot of pluses to your +/- rating. Simple math.

Hits

My Original Prediction: David Backes (220 – 230)

Final Outcome: Kevan Miller (164)

Miller is one of the most physical players on the team. His physical presence is his best defensive tool, which he uses to turn plays into offensive opportunities. Backes missed considerable time because of the colon surgery and leg injury that he had during the season.

Faceoff Win %

My Original Prediction: Patrice Bergeron (57.5% – 59.75%)

Final Outcome: Patrice Bergeron (57.3%)

This is probably the one that I expected the most. Bergeron is a wizard in the faceoff dot and has made a career of winning important draws. While he was hurt and practicing with Providence, the young players there all gathered around him to learn from the master. (Ryan Donato had a 75% on 12/16 draws, but I didn’t count that as a full season of playing center)

Power Play Goals

My Original Prediction: David Pastrnak (9 – 11)

Final Outcome: David Pastrnak (13)

Pastrnak has become a staple on the Bruins first power-play unit. He has been the Bruins one-timer guy on his off wing at the top of the faceoff circle all year. He isn’t like Ovechkin yet and I’m not sure he ever will be, but he has the makings of becoming a very dangerous and consistent part of the Bruins special teams.

Time On Ice Per Game Played

My Original Prediction: Charlie McAvoy (21:50 – 23:00)

Final Outcome: Zdeno Chara (22:54)

This came as a bit of a surprise after Chara’s season last year, as it looked like he was going to be slowing down and taking fewer minutes. But this season has shown just how well his body is holding up. It’s also no surprise to the people who have read the Sports Illustrated feature on him that claims that he once asked the Ottawa Senators coaching staff to play the full 60 minutes in a game. I personally think he could have back then.

Points

My Original Prediction: Brad Marchand (84 – 87)

Final Outcome: Brad Marchand (85)

One goal behind Pastrnak and a six-assist lead over Krug for a five-point total lead of 85 points. Marchand is elite. End of story.

Power Play Points

My Original Prediction: David Pastrnak (26 – 28)

Final Outcome: David Pastrnak (26)

Pastrnak is almost always on the ice during power plays. This resulted in all of his goals, and his ability to rotate the puck down low and across the ice led to lots of points off of assists.

Game-Winning Goals

My Original Prediction: Brad Marchand (9 – 10)

Final Outcome: Brad Marchand (8)

Marchand is known as a clutch player, and this stat directly helps that argument. Wheather it was from all of his OT goals or good timing, Marchand got the job done when needed.

Overtime Goals

My Original Prediction: Sean Kuraly (2 – 4)

Final Outcome: Brad Marchand (5)

My original prediction was WAY off. Boston had six overtime goals, and the only other player to score was Charlie McAvoy. We saw Marchand single-handedly take over games in OT, mainly due to his ability to transition and pivot incredibly well while controlling the puck which is a great type of way to play in 3-on-3. Puck control in overtime is key.

Shots

My Original Prediction: Patrice Bergeron (290 – 310)

Final Outcome: David Pastrnak (246)

This result was pretty much due to injury. Pastrnak played all 82, but Bergeron only played in 64. Bergeron is known as someone who takes good shots and hits the net. Pastrnak is known as a full-throttle shooter, so it isn’t unexpected that he’d lead the team. The Marchand/Bergeron/Pastrnak line had a total of 652 shots this season and were all in the top four in shots for the Bruins (Krug is the only other with 197)

Penalty Minutes

My Original Prediction: Brad Marchand (85 – 89)

Final Outcome: Kevan Miller (70)

This is pretty easy to break down. Miller had four fights, while Marchand didn’t have any. While Marchand did have a pretty high total, the second most at 63 PIMs, he stayed away from the big numbers, which kept the total low. The way that Miller plays usually leads to lots of penalties, so it’s understandable that he leads the team in PIM’s.

Short Handed Points

My Original Prediction: Riley Nash (6 – 8)

Final Outcome: Brad Marchand (4)

Tim Schaller showed us all just how valuable he is on the PK this season. He was regularly asked to play hard minutes and came up clutch. I definitely overestimated the number of points that the Bruins would get.

FINAL OUTCOME

5/14

That just goes to show you how different a season can make. Injuries, replacements and the emergence of different stars. Or I’m just not that great at predictions. Maybe it’s a little of both. Oh well, onto the playoffs.

 

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Boston Bruins Post Game Recap: Game 82

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PREGAME NOTES

Tonight marks the last game of the NHL regular season and a celebration of the great career by Garden legend, Rene Rancourt, who has 42 years of singing with the Bruins to his name. Boston’s lines were shuffled a little from yesterday’s game, but aren’t too different from usual. Rask and Reimer take the nets.

What I Am Looking Forward To

Boston should come out strong tonight since they need this win if they want home ice throughout the playoffs. Do or die.

PERIOD ONE

After a heart-warming opening ceremony in honor of Rene Rancourt which included a ceremonial puck-drop, the game got underway in a hurry. McAvoy threw a couple heavy hits early on and made sure that his presence was made. After a quick, hard-hitting first shift, the Bruins gave up a weak goal to Henrik Borgstrom that fluttered in over Rask’s glove and in. After some nonchalant back and forth, Chara took a penalty by tying up the legs of a Florida player with his stick. But on the ensuing man-advantage, Tuukka Rask and the rest of the penalty killers made sure that they wouldn’t go down by two goals early on and made the successful kill. After the PK, the Bruins were able to get some solid zone time, which ended up with shots on net and the eventual one that would pop out so David Backes could reach it and send it into the back of the net to tie the game. Boston would get a chance on the power play, but the Bruins didn’t get anything going. Former Bruin Frank Vatrano struck again against his former team for his second point of the night. Overall, Boston seemed sluggish and passive, instead of the powerhouse team that we’ve seen in the past. They need to bring the power and attack in the next two periods if they want to get those last two points and win the East.

Scoring

BOS – Backes (Miller, Krejci)

FLA – Borgstrom (Vatrano), Vatrano (McCann, McGinn)

PERIOD TWO

Patrice Bergeron was able to set a play before the puck drop to start the second period, and it worked decently for the Bruins. They got the puck at the net but weren’t able to keep it in Florida’s zone. Boston started to show better puck movement with the fourth line, but Reimer kept their attempts out. Just over five minutes into the second period, Brad Marchand made a great defensive play to keep the puck in the zone, which gave David Pastrnak a great opportunity to take a shot on net which resulted in a penalty against Vincent Trocheck for slashing. While the Bruins would end up getting some decent shots and chances, Reimer stayed solid and didn’t let anything in. The momentum of the game started to change in favor of the Bruins following that power play. But as soon as it felt like Boston was starting to put the pressure on the Panthers, Maxim Mamin scored after some great cross-ice passing by Florida. Jake DeBrusk had a great chance at a goal on a breakaway, but couldn’t pot it. Boston definitely showed more life after the late tv timeouts, but no results. Florida holds a 3-1 lead going into the third.

Scoring

BOS – N/A

FLA – Mamin (Malgin, Yandle)

PERIOD THREE

As everyone expected, Boston came out of the locker room with a bit more desperation in their play, throwing anything they can on net early on. Bergeron got a nice chance, followed later by Heinen in the low slot on a bouncing puck. Charlie McAvoy was called on an elbowing penalty that was kind of weak, but understandable. While out there on the PK, Brad Marchand made sure that his presence was known by hitting everyone and forechecking aggressively on the PK. Zdeno Chara took a high stick straight to the bridge of his unprotected nose, which resulted in a bloody nose and a four-minute power play for Boston. After some bad plays, while trying to keep the puck in the offensive zone, Boston passed it around and Bergeron finally found David Pastrnak across the zone for a catch-and-release goal, which came less than two minutes into the four-minute power play, which reset the clock to a two-minute power play. The Bruins actually got more shots and looks on these two minutes and with a few seconds left in the power play, Florida was forced to make a goalie change after James Reimer was in a great deal of discomfort. Roberto Luongo came into a high-pressure game with no warm up after taking his last shots in the pre-game skate. He held his ground through the first couple of shots. After a bouncing puck gave Vincent Trocheck a breakaway in the last five minutes of the third, Rask came up massive and kept the game close with a great save. But just as soon as Boston thought that they were destined to win, Evgeni Dadonov picked up a rebound after being left in front of the net all alone and put it in to expand the lead to 4-2. Boston pulled the net with 1:30 left in the game, but it wouldn’t matter since Boston could not score a goal with Rask out of the net. Next stop, the playoffs.

Scoring

BOS – Pastrnak PP (Bergeron, Donato)

FLA – Dadonov (McCann)

POSTGAME

Exactly what the team has looked like at times during the past two games. The third period was much better, but if they plan on beating the Leafs. With the Bruins lose tonight, they won’t have home ice advantage if they end up playing Tampa Bay, which may be a deciding factor.

KG’s Three Stars Of The Game

1st: David Pastrnak – Scoring a goal tonight, Pastrnak played pretty well. He had lots of opportunities around the net. He had seven shots on net and was always involved in the power plays.

2nd: Patrice Bergeron – Bergeron will always be a star during games, but tonight he really dazzled. He was great defensively as always and controlled the puck in the offensive end. Bergeron is a presence on the ice.

3rd: Tuukka Rask – Even though Rask only made 22 saves, he kept the Bruins in it until the Dadonov goal. He made big stops when needed.

MUP (Most Under-Appreciated Player): Zdeno Chara – After taking that high stick straight to the nose, Chara was out on the power play before the PP was over. His nose hadn’t even stopped dripping with blood. Chara played a hard, physical game.

BIRDHOUSE – Round-up of the best Tweets during the game

NEXT GAME

Thursday, April 12th in Boston vs Toronto

 

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Boston Bruins Post Game Recap: Game 81

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PREGAME NOTES

After a deep playoff run last spring, the Ottawa Senators are looking towards the draft lottery after a disappointing season, while Boston has its sights set on the next few weeks. The depleted Ottawa defense and goaltending will have their hands full with this Bruins lineup who will be hungry to get two points tonight. Danny Taylor gets the call tonight in his first appearance with the Sens, while Anton Khudobin is in nets for Boston.

What I Am Looking Forward To

Tonight’s game gives Boston another chance at sweeping the season series of yet another Atlantic division team, the first being Montreal. But more importantly, this game gives them an opportunity to get the top spot in the Eastern Conference. While Boston has already clinched a playoff spot, there is still the question of seeding and who they will play in the first round of the playoffs. And with Tampa also playing tonight, we’ll have a better look at what it’ll be like after tonight. It should be a shooting gallery tonight since Ottawa always gives up a lot of shots and Taylor hasn’t played in the NHL since the 2013 season.

PERIOD ONE

After a somber opening with a touching tribute to the Humboldt Broncos hockey organization, the game got underway. Boston came out hard and got some good zone time to start off the game, but couldn’t convert early. The Bruins were given a power play after a pretty weak call on Zack Smith and only got one shot on net during the two-minute advantage. The Sens struck first after Boston had some bad defensive play inside their own blueline. Ottawa continued to get good chances with their speed. The game started to get more physical around the five-minute mark. The teams headed to the dressing rooms with Ottawa leading by one. Boston was getting chances throughout the opening period but just couldn’t get anything solid going.

Scoring

BOS – N/A

OTT – Dzingel (Duchene, White)

PERIOD TWO

Boston came out of the intermission on a mission. While only minutes into the period, the Bruins looked like a team trying to force OT late in the game. Desperation plays at the offensive bluelines and pile-ups in front of the net. The Bruins also played well on the penalty kill. After a dangerous hit by Mark Borowiecki on Jake DeBrusk, the Bruins headed to the power play which didn’t last long. Pastrnak scored less than ten seconds after the puck was dropped to kick off the power play after a great cross-ice pass. Right after the game-tying goal, the Bruins were right back at it in Ottawa’s end. The line of Schaller, Acciari, and Wingels were buzzing around the zone, hitting anything that moved. This resulted in a turnover where Tommy Wingels walked into the slot and wired a shot that bounced around after the initial contact and was eventually knocked into the net by Taylor himself. 2-1 Boston. After some good defensive play, the Bruins sent the puck out of their own end to their blueline where Thomas Chabot was waiting for the puck, but it bounced through his feet which led to a two-on-one which ended with Danton Heinen picking the far corner with his great shot. 3-1 Boston at the end of two.

Scoring

BOS – Pastrnak PP (Bergeron, Krug), Wingels (Unassisted), Heinen (Gionta, McQuaid)

OTT – N/A

PERIOD THREE

Bobby Ryan started off the period by running Anton Khudobin over, but no penalty was necessary because it wasn’t called a goal. Boston continued to get chances, but Taylor was solid the first five minutes. Ottawa clawed their way back into the game after Ryan Dzingel walked around Anton Khudobin and tucked it in to close the gap to one goal. Backes was called for a trip with 7:22 left to play, but this would be uneventful. Noel Acciari would seal the game with a great breakaway move that went five-hole on Taylor. Backes would add an empty-netter to end the game at 5-2.

Scoring

BOS – Acciari (Chara, Schaller), Backes EN (Heinen)

OTT – Dzingel (White)

POSTGAME

With most of the Bruins defense finally healthy, it’ll be hard to say which one will be the odd man out this playoff season. While the Bruins brass may not be looking too far into these stats, you have to think that it’ll be a difficult decision when it comes down to it.

KG’s Three Stars Of The Game

1st: Anton Khudobin – Without the play of Khudobin, the Bruins wouldn’t have been in this too long. Only needing to face 28 shots tonight, Khudobin came up big on power plays and was stellar in the final minutes when the Sens brought the heat.

2nd: Patrice Bergeron – Bergeron was great as usual tonight. He drew a penalty and had three shots on net with a 60% win percentage in the faceoff dot. He was also credited with two takeaways and assisted on the Bruins first goal. He may not have been on the scoresheet too much, but he played a great game defensivly and creating oppertunites in the offensive zone.

3rd: Danton Heinen – The only Bruins player to get two points tonight, including the game-winner and an assist on the empty net goal. A great game for the rookie tonight, or as captain Zdeno Chara wants them to be called, first-year player Danton Heinen.

MUP (Most Under-Appreciated Player): The Forth Line – I couldn’t decide who was the stand out on this line tonight. They all battled and mucked up the corners every shift. It’s great to see Tommy Wingels fit in so well with this line with Sean Kuraly out of the lineup.

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Sunday, April 8th in Boston vs Florida

 

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Boston Bruins Game Preview

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The Bruins are coming into tonight’s game against Tampa Bay with a two-point lead over the Lightning for first in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. The Bruins have already clinched either the first or second spot in the Atlantic division, so now they only have to worry about getting home ice advantage throughout the Eastern Conference side of the playoffs by becoming the 1 seed in the East (Nashville currently leads the President’s Trophy race with 113 points in 79 games played.) Boston has won the past three games against Tampa this season, and are one of only three teams in the entire NHL that haven’t lost to Tampa this season, the other teams being Vegas and surprisingly, New Jersey. Boston is also tied with Vegas for the second lowest amount of goals allowed to Tampa with 4. It should be another great playoff atmosphere, especially since it looks like if either of these teams wants to make a deep playoff run, they’ll have to face each other at one point in time.

Practice Lines

NOTE – Tuukka Rask is the expected starter for Boston, while Vasilevskiy is set to take the net for Tampa

Things You Need To Know

  • Charlie McAvoy is back from injury
  • Rick Nash is back skating and looks like he could be back against OTT or FLA later this weekend
  • Brandon Carlo may not be back for awhile after his leg injury sustained against Florida, still needs to be more thoroughly evaluated
  • This is Boston’s third game in four nights, so watch for fatigue to be an obstacle for some players late in the game

Players To Watch

BOSTON

Charlie McAvoy – After being out for a considerable amount of time after playing one shift in a game on March 3rd and getting hurt, the Bruins young star (One of many) is back in the lineup. After starting last season in the playoffs, McAvoy has developed into one of the best defencemen under the age of 25 and would have some serious Calder Trophy buzz around him if it wasn’t for the missed time due to injury. I expect Bruce Cassidy to limit his ice time tonight, but McAvoy will still play a big role alongside veteran captain Zdeno Chara.

Jake DeBrusk – After his stellar come back game against Florida, DeBrusk seemed to lack that pop that he had in the game the next day against Philadelphia. As the second line left winger, he’s projected to be up against Yanni Gourde, a winger who has 61 points in 79 games played in only his first 20+ games played NHL season. DeBrusk will have to be efficient on defense if he wants to keep Gourde off of the scoresheet tonight.

TAMPA BAY

Nikita Kucherov – While Kucherov is having one of his best seasons to date, he has only managed to get two assists in three games against Boston so far this season. With Steven Stamkos out tonight, watch for him to get the puck even more than he usually does. But with the majority of Boston’s regular defensemen back this game and Rask in nets, he’ll have to play incredibly well to score tonight.

JT Miller – This will be Miller’s 6th game against the Bruins this season due to him being traded by the New York Rangers to Tampa at the deadline. In those five previous games, he has two goals and is -4 with 6 PIMs. But it isn’t his past games that Boston should worry about, it’s his recent ones. He is on a tear currently and since joining Tampa, he has 16 points in 16 games. He’s definitely someone you want to watch tape on if you’re Chara or Krug.

 

Final Prediction: 3-1 Bruins Win

 

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Boston Bruins Post Game Recap: Game 72

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PREGAME NOTES

Torey Krug steps out of the lineup tonight after a very physically demanding game for him on Monday, leaving players like Miller and Carlo to anchor the defense tonight. Jordan Szwarz comes into the lineup along with Paul Postma. Anton Khudobin heads into the goal countering Jake Allen at the other end.

What I Am Looking Forward To

Nick Holden/Brandon Carlo is written as the first pairing, but I’d be cautious to not let them play all the big minutes when you have a solid pair of Grzelcyk and Miller waiting on the bench. David Krejci will be the center for two rookies tonight, something that has worked in the past with DeBrusk, but with two it may be a different story.

PERIOD ONE

Krejci woke everyone up a minute and a half into the game as he rang the outside post with his shot after some simple, yet effective, moves. Boston would play the majority of the first five minutes in the Blues’ zone because of their ability to cycle the puck and keep possession of the puck. The Bruins headed to the power play after a textbook crosscheck from Todd Bortuzzo that was pretty dangerous. Boston went right to work, but were slowed down when a pileup of players pinned the puck along the boards, which killed off some extra time but when St. Louis was trying to clear it, the puck went off of a referee’s skate and into the slot, where the Boy Wonder Ryan Donato was powering into where he took a one-timer that beat Jake Allen. The B’s continued to keep up the aggressive pressure in the offensive end. Anton Khudobin looked very shaky in nets but he was able to stay in position and keep the puck out of the net. With 00.4 seconds left in the period, some extracurricular activities started after a big hit from Shosnikov on Riley Nash. Boston would head into the dressing room with a one-goal lead.

Scoring

BOS – Donato PP (Pastrnak)

STL – N/A

PERIOD TWO

The teams started off 4-on-4 after the two minor penalties from the first period. This would result in a lot of odd-man chances for the Blues, but Khudobin continued to stand strong. Boston had some trouble entering the zone when they didn’t have the numbers advantage early on but adjusted on the fly. Anton Khudobin continued to make clutch saves that kept the Bruins in the game. David Krejci was hit directly in the head as he came up the boards with the puck. This would result in only two minutes, which the Bruins players didn’t like. As the Bruins started to set up in the Blues’ zone, Danton Heinen was assessed a minor penalty for a one-handed slash which brought the game to 4-on-4. The teams would continue to get chances at both ends, but St. Louis got more of them in the last few minutes, making Khudobin work extra hard in net. Boston would hold onto their first-period lead going into the third period.

Scoring

BOS – N/A

STL – N/A

PERIOD THREE

Boston continued to have issues breaking through the St. Louis’ defencemen but would still try and try again until they could find a lane. Anton Khudobin continued to bail out the Bruins’ defensive play. The St. Louis defense did a great job of holding their offensive line and extending plays and getting pucks on net. Boston’s bad defensive play would eventually catch up to them when they let Jaden Schwartz walk in over their blue line and wire a shot that finally beat Khudobin. St. Louis would then take the momentum that they had from the goal and channel it into offensive pressure. But once again, Anton Khudobin stepped up and made the plays he needed to put the Bruins in a position to win the game. Boston would get some decent chances at the other end, but couldn’t get another one past Allen. In the dying seconds of the third period, the Bruins started to scramble in their own end, leading to a diving back-handed shot on net that Khudobin dove to get as he was sitting on the ice and knocked it away from the open net. And for the second year in a row, the Boston Bruins are headed to the Stanley Cup Playoffs because of the point they were guaranteed from going to OT.

Scoring

BOS – N/A

STL – Schwartz (Steen, Schenn)

OT

The Blues didn’t want this going too long. It only took 30 seconds for Jaden Schwartz to score his second of the night on a simple wirst shot. But on the bright side, both teams got what they needed for playoff implications.

Scoring

BOS – N/A

STL – Schwartz (Parayko)

POSTGAME

While injuries are common to all team in the NHL, the Bruins seem to be dealing with far too many, even for a team that plays the fast-paced, hard-hitting style they do. Tonight was statistically the hardest game for them with injury losses. If the Bruins want a shot at the top spot in the East and potentially the NHL, they’ll need to get healthy. And quickly.

KG’s Three Stars Of The Game

1st: Ryan Donato – After his incredible first game, Donato was bound to have an average game. And while he did play average, he also scored the Bruins only goal of the game after he made a heads-up play to follow the puck instead of heading to the place everyone else was looking. He was also one of the two players to get a point tonight (Pastrnak was the only assist on the goal). He has a bright future on this team as long as they don’t overplay him.

2nd: Anton Khudobin – The Bruins clinched tonight because of Khudobin. And while both goals he gave up weren’t the best shots ever, he kept them in the game all night. Specifically, in the dying seconds when he threw what parts of his body he could in front of the sprawling emptiness of the net to keep the Blues from scoring.

3rd: Kevan Miller – Miller was given the task of stepping up to replace players like Krug, Chara, and McAvoy, and he did a pretty solid job. He played 24:17 tonight, the second most on the team only behind Nick Holden. While he didn’t make it on the scoresheet, he did leave an impression on the St. Louis players. He was physical as he usually is and created offense with his skating. A very under-rated part of the core defencemen.

MUP (Most Under-Appreciated Player): Sean Kuraly – Every time I saw him in the offensive zone, he was mucking it up in the corners or battling in front of the net. This is the kind of guy that you want on your team, and the Bruins are lucky to have him.

BIRDHOUSE – Round-up of the best Tweets during the game

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Friday, March 23rd, in Boston vs the Stars

 

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Boston Bruins Post Game Recap: Game 71

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PREGAME NOTES

David Backes was hurt last game after taking a skate to the thigh and will be out for some time. Newly signed Ryan Donato comes into the lineup for his first career NHL game. He was supposed to be on the third line, but since Rick Nash didn’t take warmups due to an upper-body injury, Donato will fill in his spot tonight. Korpisalo and Rask will get the starts in nets tonight, Rask is coming off of a shutout down south in Tampa.

What I Am Looking Forward To

Ryan Donato has been one of the most talked about Bruins prospect since he was drafted in 2014, and tonight he gets a shot at playing with David Krejci. Once again, injuries will play a big part of this game with Backes and Rick Nash coming out of the lineup from last game both due to injuries.

PERIOD ONE

Ryan Donato kicked off the game after he shot off down the left wing and battled for the puck, getting the first shot on net of the game. But just as Boston started to look like they were going to start to control the pace, The Blue Jackets pressured Carlo into turning over the puck that led to a Boone Jenner tip-in goal infront of Rask. Boston had a chance soon after to tie it back up when they went on the power play. Ryan Donato had three incredible chances and with great team puck movement, the Bruins managed to get six total shots on the man advantage, but couldn’t convert. But this did sway the momentum of the game as Boston started to click and get good shots on net. Kevan Miller was called for a “Closing Hand On Puck” penalty and while the Bruins did kill it off, they looked like chickens running around with their heads gone in their own zone. In the final two minutes, The Bruins got another oppertunity on the power play and even though they got some great chances they still couldn’t convert.

Scoring

BOS – N/A

CBJ – Jenner (Vanek)

PERIOD TWO

Columbus is known as 1st period team, and the Bruins came strong, resulting in an amazing first career goal by Ryan Donato off of a great one-timer. Right after that, the very elite Brad Marchand took the game into his hands as he froze Korpisalo with a deke and roofed a backhand shot to go up 2-1. After some more great chances down low, the Bruins headed back to the power play after another Ian Cole penalty. On this try, they finally converted. Riley Nash slapped home a rebound to put the Bruins up by two, but that wouldn’t hold for long. Less than thirty seconds later, Sonny Milano tipped in a Ryan Murray slap-pass to get it back to a one goal game. That took all the energy right out of the building, and Bosotn would head to the locker room holding a one goal lead.

Scoring

BOS – Donato (Krug, Heinen), Marchand (Pastrnak, Miller), Riley Nash PP (Donato, Marchand)

CBJ – Milano (Murray, Foligno)

PERIOD THREE

Kevan Miller made sure that the Blue Jackets knew that he wasn’t planning on slowing down as he started off the period with a great chance that rung off the crossbar and out. Columbus would tie it up again after Thomas Vanek made a great redirection play to get one in. Boston continued to make good standup defensive plays at their own line, stopping Columbus almost every time. But after an icing, Panarin rifled a shot past Rask right off of the faceoff to go up 4-3. But just twenty seconds after that happened, the David Krejci line scored once again to make it 4-4 with Krejci getting the goal from a great pass by Donato. This gave Boston a shot of pure energy that resulted in many chances, like a Ryan Donato breakaway, free pucks infront of the net and hit posts. Rask and Korpisalo both had to come up big in the final few minutes, and because of that we are headed to OT.

Scoring

BOS – Krejci (Donato, Heinen)

CBJ – Vanek (Nutivaara, Jenner), Panarin (Foligno)

OT

The usual OT game winner Brad Marchand broke free with a Krug pass, but couldn’t convert with a Blue Jackets player drapped all over him. Rask came up huge with some great saves at the other end. After some conterversial non-calls, the Bruins let Cam Atkinson sneak in behind them and sniped a shot low glove on Tuukka to continue the Blue Jackets winning streak.

Scoring

BOS – N/A

CBJ – Atkinson (Murray, Weenberg)

POSTGAME

With injuries dropping Bruins players like flies, Donato is exactly the type of player that Boston needs. An effecient player that gives it 110% every shift. Even when people start to come back from IR, I think he’ll find a spot in the lineup.

KG’s Three Stars Of The Game

1st: Ryan Donato – Wow. What a game by a guy who was just signed yesterday. A goal and two assists with six shots is incredible. A great signing so far for the Bruins and will continue to be in the lineup with this kind of play. He could have a great career here in Boston if he plays as hard as he did tonight.

2nd: Brad Marchand – A textbook Brad game where he scored a highight reel goal, had eight shots on net, had an assist and was a monster in OT. If there was, for some odd reason, a chance that you didn’t believe that Marchand was elite, this is one of his many games that tell you different.

3rd: David Krejci – When the Bruins need a clutch goal, he’ll be there. If there’s a second line that needs to be productive and cycle the puck for a full shift, he’ll be there. David Krejci has stepped his game up after what people called a down year last season, and is doing great with this never-ending rotation of wingers he gets played with.

MUP (Most Under-Appreciated Player): Riley Nash – This is the second game in a row where I have Riley Nash as the MUP of the game. This is because he is doing such an incredible job while replacing future Hall of Fame-er Patrice Bergeron on the top line where he plays elite, top notch guys every night. He had 22:09 TOI tonight, along with another goal to add to his ever growing total this year.

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Wednesday, March 21st in St. Louis vs the Blues

 

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Boston Bruins Post Game Recap: Game 70

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PREGAME NOTES

As the Bruins face their toughest opponent yet on this road trip, David Backes slides into the top center position in between Marchand and Pastrnak. Rask and Vasilevskiy take their respective nets as these two titans get set to play a potential playoff matchup.

What I Am Looking Forward To

Backes is finally sliding into the 1stC role. The offensive production should be way better than it was last game with a veteran guy like Backes. The 48-86 defensive combo will be nice to see because they have very compatible playing styles.

PERIOD ONE

Tampa started to control the play right off the opening faceoff and would hold the puck in the Bruins zone for a while until the B’s defense started to throw some big hits below the goal line to create some turnovers. Boston was finding success early entering the zone and got some good opportunities early, including the great play from Krug to find the streaking Pastrnak, who would score on a simple forehand-backhand move. Boston continued to shoot from every angle, resulting in lots of rebounds. The Bruins defense played a big part of their offense in the first half of the period with Torey Krug and Nick Holden being the standouts. After Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos was called for interference, Boston took little time in scoring their second goal of the game, scored by newly appointed first line center David Backes. Boston continued to get great chances, but couldn’t get the puck in the net. Tampa picked up the pace as they had two great shifts in the Bruins’ end that forced Boston to ice the puck at the end just to catch their breath. David Backes was hurt with less than a minute left in the period. This will be a big loss for Boston if he doesn’t come back.

Scoring

BOS – Pastrnak (Krug, McQuaid), Backes PP (Krug, Marchand)

TB – N/A

PERIOD TWO

David Backes was not on the bench when the second period started. Rask was tested quickly but stood strong. Boston had a couple more great chances from using the d-men and tipping pucks, but Vasilevskiy did a good job of staying in place. Brandon Carlo took a tripping penalty. Not something that you want happening against the second best PP team in the league. Rick Nash and Brad Marchand both had incredible offensive chances on the PK, but couldn’t convert. Tuukka Rask continued to make great saves and the physical presence ramped up even more. This game has more of a playoff game feeling than some actual playoff games. Boston would go back on the power play after Brian Gionta was high sticked. This resulted in a Riley Nash goal off of a rebound in front of the net. After a great play to spring a Bruins favoured 3-on-2, Noel Acciari was given a goaltender interference call after failing to stop before crashing into Tampa’s net. The Bruins killed it off after some great saves/blocks, but right after Brandon Carlo took another penalty. Tuukka Rask was all over Tampa Bay’s cross-ice one-timer. He seemed to have been in place for years when receiving the shot. Rick Nash killed off quite a bit of time after he found his way into the Lightning’s zone and held the puck along the boards even though four Tampa players were attacking him. The period would end with David Krejci almost popping in a rebound at the horn.

Scoring

BOS – Riley Nash PP (Rick Nash, Krug)

TB – N/A

PERIOD THREE

Tampa controlled the puck off the faceoff and Boston’s defence and netminder needed to be sharp right from the start. Adam McQuaid made a spectacular poke check to keep Tampa away from a great chance and Rask made a save on a completely open net. Boston kept the Lightning out of their end by cycling the puck in the offensive end. Victor Hedman took a high stick penalty and the Bruins headed back on the PP. While they got some decent chances, Boston couldn’t convert. But the B’s held on, and even with the goalie pulled Tampa couldn’t get many good chances. 3-0 the final.

Scoring

BOS – N/A

TB – N/A

POSTGAME

If that isn’t commitment to defense, I don’t know what is. Boston made the best scorers in the league obsolete.

KG’s Three Stars Of The Game

1st:  Tuukka Rask – This was the first time that Tampa was shut out. ALL. YEAR. While he only faced 23 shots, he kept the puck out when needed. Stellar performance.

2nd: Torey Krug – A great game at both ends of the ice for Krug tonight. He had 2 shots, along with assisting on all three goals. He shut down the Tampa offense and was incredible when breaking the puck out.

3rd: Rick Nash – Nash played some of his best hockey in awhile this game. While he did get an assist, his work on the penalty kill was crucial for the Bruins. On multiple occasions, Nash stood up the Tampa defense at their blue line and took the puck away from them. Great defensive game.

MUP (Most Under-Appreciated Player): Riley Nash: After he filled in for Backes on the first line, Nash was great all around. He even scored the third and final goal.

BIRDHOUSE – Round-up of the best Tweets during the game

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Monday, March 19th in Boston vs Columbus

 

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