Rask leads Bruins to win over Blues, ties Bruins record
Tonight in game #48 of the regular season, Bruins Tuukka Rask and David Krejci led the Bruins to a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Blues. With this win, goalie Tuukka Rask earned his 252nd win with the Bruins, which ties goalie Tiny Thompson for the most wins as a Bruins goalie.
Game recap video
In the first period, no scoring happened.
In the second period, at 3:31, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 4:23, Blues Ryan O’Reilly scored, tying the game 1-1. At 13:36, Blues Carl Gunnarsson scored, giving the Blues a 2-1 lead. At 16:00, Bruins David Backes scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.
In the third period, at 5:27, Bruins Chris Wagner scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. At 13:12, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 18th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. At 19:08, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 6th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 5-2 lead.
Dropping the gloves
There was one fight in this game. In the first period, Bruins Zdeno Chara dropped the gloves with Blues Patrick Maroon, and Chara pretty much controlled the entire short fight. This was the second time these two have dropped the gloves with each other over the years. You can watch the Chara vs Maroon fight video here.
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 28 saves on 30 shots.
The Bruins led the game with a 54% faceoff winning percentage and in blocked shots 15-11. The Blues led the game in shots 30-27 and hits 29-23. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Blues went 0-for-3.
Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 4 shots. Chris Wagner led the Bruins with 5 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.
Noel Acciari, Matt Grzelcyk and Steven Kampfer were scratched for the Bruins.
Three stars of the game
- Bruins forward David Krejci
- Bruins forward Chris Wagner
- Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara
Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 27-16-5 with 59 points in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the New York Rangers, at 7pm ET.