Pastrnak and Halak lead Bruins to 5-1 win over Maple Leafs
Tonight the Bruins got some solid goaltending with Jaroslav Halak in net and a hat trick by David Pastrnak to lead them to a big 5-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, giving the Leafs their first road loss this season.
Game recap video
In the first period, at 16:12, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 9th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.
In the second period, at 5:46, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 13th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 10:34, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 14th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. At 19:30, Maple Leafs John Tavares scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-1.
In the third periods, at 14:04, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 15th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead. At 14:30, Bruins Joakim Nordstrom scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-1 lead.
Jaroslav Halak played in net for the Bruins and made 40 saves on 41 shots. Halak is now 5-1-2 with a 1.86 GAA and a .941 save percentage this season.
The Bruins led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage and in hits 22-20. The Maple Leafs led the game in shots 41-34. Both teams had 12 blocked shots. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 0-for-3.
David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 7 shots. Chris Wagner led the Bruins with 7 hits. Joakim Nordstrom, Zdeno Chara and Steven Kampfer all led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.
Noel Acciari and Tuukka Rask were scratched for the Bruins.
Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
2) Bruins goalie Jaroslav Halak
3) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 9-5-2 with 20 points and in 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow, when they host the Vegas Golden Knights, at 7pm ET.