Bergeron returns and leads Bruins to 5-2 win over Predators
Tonight in game #36 of the regular season, Bruins Patrice Bergeron returned to the lineup and led the Bruins to a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators, as Bergeron finished with 4 points (2 goals and 2 assists), and he scored his 300th career goal in the game too.
Game recap video
In the first period, at 15:10, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 10th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.
In the second period, at 13:01, Predators Ryan Johansen scored, tying the game 1-1.
In the third period, at 1:44, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 11th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 9:17, Predators Kyle Turris scored, tying the game 2-2. At 11:23, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 12th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. At 14:09, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 23rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. At 18:01, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 2nd goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 5-2 lead.
Jaroslav Halak played in net for the Bruins and made 28 saves on 30 shots.
The Bruins led the game in shots 32-30 and hits 24-23. The Predators led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage. Both teams had 12 blocked shots. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Predators went 0-for-2.
Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 4 hits. Chris Wagner, Steven Kampfer and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.
Jake DeBrusk and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson were scratched for the Bruins.
Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 20-12-4 with 44 points in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday, when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes, at 5pm ET.