Pekka Rinne and Predators shutout Bruins 1-0
Tonight the Bruins visited the best team in the league, the Nashville Predators. It would be all Predators goalie Pekka Rinne in this one, as today was his birthday as well, as he led the Predators to a 1-0 shutout of the Bruins. You also have to give credit to Bruins goalie Jaroslav Halak as he came up with some big saves to keep the Bruins in this game.
Game recap video
In the first period, at 14:49, Predators Roman Josi scored, giving the Predators a 1-0 lead.
In the second and third periods, no scoring happened.
Jaroslav Halak played in net for the Bruins and made 39 saves on 40 shots. Halak is now 4-1-2 with a 1.45 GAA and a .952 save percentage this season.
The Bruins led the game in hits 17-8. The Predators led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage and in shots 40-26. Both teams had 14 blocked shots. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Predators went 0-for-5.
Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.
Matt Grzelcyk was scratched for the Bruins. Charlie McAvoy is still out of the lineup with an upper-body injury and on the IR. Urho Vaakanainen is out with a concussion.
Three stars of the game
1) Predators goalie Pekka Rinne
2) Predators defenseman Roman Josi
3) Predators forward Nick Bonino
Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 7-4-2 with 16 points and in third place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they host the Dallas Stars, at 7pm ET.