Bruins defeat Golden Knights in shootout 3-2
Last night, in game #61 of the regular season, the Bruins extended their winning streak to seven games, as they defeated the Vegas Golden Knights in a shootout 3-2.
Game recap video
In the first period, at 11:17, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored his 19th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 18:24, Knights Reilly Smith scored, tying the game 1-1.
In the second period, no scoring happened.
In the third period, at 1:09, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 24th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 1:36, Knights Nate Schmidt scored, tying the game 2-2.
In overtime, no scoring happened.
In the shootout, in the first round, Bruins Jake DeBrusk scored. In the second round, Knights William Karlsson scored. In the sixth round, Bruins David Backes scored, winning the game 3-2 for the Bruins.
Jaroslav Halak played in net for the Bruins and made 31 saves on 33 shots.
The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff winning percentage and in blocked shots 20-18. The Golden Knights led the game in shots 33-27 and hits 38-24. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Golden Knights went 0-for-2.
Danton Heinen, Brad Marchand, Jake DeBrusk and Trent Frederic led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Chris Wagner, David Backes and Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 4 hits each.
Peter Cehlarik, John Moore and Steven Kampfer were scratched and did not play.
Three stars of the game
- Golden Knights forward Reilly Smith
- Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt
- Bruins goalie Jaroslav Halak
Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 36-17-8 with 80 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the St. Louis Blues, at 4pm ET.