Bruins end losing streak, beat Leafs 6-3
Tonight in game #29 of the regular season, the Bruins offense came alive as they beat the Toronto Maple Leafs by a 6-3 score, ending their losing streak. This was a chippy game with some cheapshots and fights as well.
Game recap video
In the first period, at 11:20, Bruins Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.
In the second period, at 8:54, Bruins David Backes scored his 3rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. At 17:45, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.
In the third period, at 1:47, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead. At 4:03, Maple Leafs Travis Dermott scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-1. At 4:37, Bruins David Krejci scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-1 lead. At 6:13, Bruins Ryan Donato scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 6-1 lead. At 9:30, Maple Leafs Auston Matthews scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 6-2. At 12:22, Maple Leafs Andreas Johnsson scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 6-3.
Dropping the gloves
There were three fights in this game. In the second period, Bruins Brandon Carlo dropped the gloves with hated Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri. You can watch the Carlo vs Kadri fight video here.
In the third period, Maple Leafs Zach Hyman cheapshots Bruins Charlie McAvoy, who just came back from a concussion, with a late hit, then Bruins Matt Grzelcyk goes after Hyman and they have a quick nothing fight. Later, Bruins Chris Wagner lays out a Leafs player and then Leafs Ron Hainsey challenges Wagner and they have a quick fight too. You can watch the Grzelcyk vs Hyman fight and Wagner vs Hainsey fight video here.
Jaroslav Halak played in net for the Bruins and made 29 saves on 32 shots.
The Bruins led the game in hits 24-21 and blocked shots 13-8. The Maple Leafs led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage. Both teams had 32 shots. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 1-for-2.
David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 6 shots. Sean Kuraly led the Bruins with 4 hits. John Moore led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.
Noel Acciari, Jake DeBrusk and Jeremy Lauzon were scratched for the Bruins.
Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug
3) Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy
Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-10-4 with 34 points in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow, when they visit the Ottawa Senators, at 5pm ET.