Avalanche’s big third period nets 6-3 win over Bruins
Last night the Bruins fell apart in the third period as the Colorado Avalanche scored four goals (which included two power-play goals) to come back and win the game 6-3 over the Bruins.
Game recap video
In the first period, at 10:16, Avalanche Gabriel Landeskog scored, giving the Avalanche a 1-0 lead. At 16:43, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 17th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. At 19:20, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.
In the second period, at 3:05, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 7th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. At 8:47, Avalanche Mikko Rantanen scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2.
In the third period, at 2:11, Avalanche Matt Calvert scored, tying the game 3-3. At 9:02, Avalanche Nathan MacKinnon scored, giving the Avalanche a 4-3 lead. At 15:39, Avalanche Tyson Jost scored a power-play goal, giving the Avalanche a 5-3 lead. At 19:45, Avalanche Alexander Kerfoot scored a power-play goal, giving the Avalanche a 6-3 lead.
Jaroslav Halak played in net for the Bruins and made 19 saves on 25 shots. Halak is now 6-2-2 with a 2.16 GAA and a .932 save percentage this season.
The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 20-18. The Avalanche led the game with a 59% faceoff percentage, in shots 25-23 and hits 22-15. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Avalanche went 3-for-3.
David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 4 shots. Chris Wagner led the Bruins with 3 hits. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.
Noel Acciari, Brandon Carlo and Jakub Zboril were scratched for the Bruins.
Three stars of the game
1) Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen
2) Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon
3) Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk
Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 10-6-2 with 22 points and in 3rd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday, when they visit the Dallas Stars, at 8pm ET.