Halak leads Bruins to 4-1 win over Oilers
Last night, the Bruins managed to get a big lead in the first period and keep the lead with goalie Jaroslav Halak shutting down the Oilers.
Game recap video
In the first period, at 3:43, Oilers Connor McDavid scored, giving the Oilers a 1-0 lead. At 9:20, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. At 14:37, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 15:13, Bruins Joakim Nordstrom scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.
In the second period, no scoring happened.
In the third period, at 19:25, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 5th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead.
Dropping the gloves
There was one fight in this game as in the second period, Bruins Kevan Miller had a good spirited bout with Oilers Jujhar Khaira. You can watch the Miller vs Khaira fight video here.
Jaroslav Halak played in net for the Bruins and made 25 saves on 26 shots.
The Bruins led the game with a 62% faceoff percentage, in shots 32-26 and blocked shots 11-8. The Oilers led the game in hits 27-21. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Oilers went 0-for-2.
Sean Kuraly led the Bruins with 6 shots. Chris Wagner and Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.
Ryan Donato and Steven Kampfer were scratched for the Bruins.
Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
2) Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk
3) Bruins goalie Jaroslav Halak
Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 3-1 with 6 points in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Detroit Red Wings, at 3pm ET.