Bruins beat Stars in overtime 2-1
Tonight the Bruins had a bad start with goalie Tuukka Rask giving up a soft goal but they played better as the game went on, as did Rask, but they couldn’t get much past ex-Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin. Then overtime came and the Bruins got a 5-on-3 power-play and managed to put the game away with Brad Marchand scoring the game-winning goal.
Game recap video
In the first period, at 3:51, Stars Radek Faksa scored a short-handed goal, giving the Stars a 1-0 lead. At 5:11, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 12th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.
No scoring happened in the second and third periods.
In overtime, at 4:29, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, winning the game 2-1 for the Bruins.
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 24 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 4-3-0 with a 2.78 GAA and a .909 save percentage this season.
The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage and in shots 35-25. The Stars led the game in hits 32-26 and blocked shots 13-4. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Stars went 0-for-1.
Joakim Nordstrom, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Chris Wagner and Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Matt Grzelcyk led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.
Anton Blidh and Jeremy Lauzon were scratched for the Bruins. Charlie McAvoy and Urho Vaakanainen are still out of the lineup.
Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Bruins forward Noel Acciari
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug
Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 8-4-2 with 18 points and in 3rd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Vancouver Canucks, at 7pm ET.