Bruins Win Sunday Night

Published 1 year ago -

By Michael Shea – Copy Editor

The Boston Bruins won their Sunday night game against the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 at TD garden in Boston. The Bruins lost the past two games but made sure they did not lose three in a row. That would have been their longest losing streak all season.

            The game started off poorly for the Bruins as the Canucks scored first from a power play goal four minutes in. A power play is when one team commits a penalty, so the opponent gets an extra player until the penalized player returns after a certain amount of time. Bruins’ goalie Linus Ullmark saw the puck in front of him but a solid effort from the Canucks saw the puck squeak right in. This was scored by Canucks forward Tanner Pearson

            The Bruins tied the game 1-1 two minutes later with a goal from Anton Blidh. Blidh had a nice breakaway opportunity and scored with a wrist shot against Canuck’s goalie Jaroslav Halak. Halak was one of the Bruins goalies last year who signed with the Canucks in the offseason. 

            The game continued as the Canucks scored with 12 minutes left in the second period to go up 2-1. The Canucks player Conor Garland scored through the legs of Ullmark. He was in a good position in front of the net to complete the goal.

            The Bruin’s took five shots in the second period but could not find a way to score. This led to Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy to make some adjustments, moving his star forward David Pastrnak from the top line down to the second line to change up the momentum. 

            This proved to be a good move as the Bruins scored in the 3rd period to tie the game 2-2. The Bruins had a powerplay opportunity which resulted in Pastrnak shooting on net and hitting the post. This allowed Bruin’s forward Brad Marchand to get the rebound and score.

            The scoring continued for the Bruins as they scored the go-ahead goal with 16 minutes left on another power play in the 3rd period. Bruins forward Marchand went past a Canucks defender to find an open Pastrnak. Pastrnak was waiting by the score to put it past Halak to win the game.

            This game marked the 5th win the Bruins had in seven games. The Bruins have been doing well with a record of 11-7-1. The team however has their sights set on going  back to the playoffs as they did last season when they lost to the Red Wings in the second round. 

Bruins Ullmark ended the game with 36 saves while Canucks Halak ended the game with 39 saves. The brings Ullmark’s individual record to 5-3. This game continues Halak’s winless streak of 0-4-1. 

            This game was also the return of Bruin’s center Trent Fedreric after missing the past 7 games. Frederic was out with an upper body injury. He is the third line center and has been doing well in this spot for the Bruins. 

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