The Boston Bruins Take Down The Canucks
Boston Bruins came out hot once again in this must win game. A game that was very winnable against the struggling Canucks. The worst is that the Ottawa Senators have won their past 6 games making it hard for the B’s to catch up.
David Backes scored the first goal of the game just 6 minutes into the game. It was a very ugly goal as Backes drove to the net, and Patrice Bergeron through the puck out front in hops of a tip in. Bergy got something along those lines, the puck bounced off Backes’ skate and found it way into the net.
The period went stagnant for a while until the Canucks scored two quick goals, both from Markus Ganlund. The two were almost identical, both goals came off the rush, while the Bruins were caught sleeping. The first was a great pass from one Sedin to the other and then to Granlund for the goal. Almost the same play happened two minutes later at 1705 of the first and Granlund scored to pull the Canucks ahead. That was it for scoring in the first.
Zdeno Chara scored 13:58 into the second after the B’s had some good chance but were unable to get the puck past Ryan Miller. Big Z’s goal was all due to the hard work on the half boards put in by Dominic Moore. Moore was fighting for the puck with two other Canucks. Then he was able to get the puck back to Chara, who one-timed it, and with a Jimmy Hayes Screen Miller had no chance. This tied the game at 2, but not for long.
Alexander Edler regained the lead for Vancouver less than a minute later, with a goal that never should have been a goal. The Bruins played solid D, forcing the streaking Edler to the outside, he took one shot that Rask saved . Then picked up his own rebound and put the puck on net. The puck then just went right through Rask. This should have been a routine save for Tuukk’s. At this point I was thinking the Bruins can not lose to Vancouver.
Brad Marchand was not about to lose to the Canucks so he decided to make that a point and score just 58 seconds into the third. This was a powerplay goal as the Canucks took a penalty at the end of the Second. The goal came off a failed attempt from David Pastrnak who then passed it out front and it found Marchy. The game was now tied at 3. Marchand was not done as he scored again jut a few moment later. This was a gorgeous goal. March picked up a rebound on the half-boards, then cut to the net. Miller went down early and Marchy was able to out wait Miller to put the puck in the back of the net. This is what can make Marchand be in the elite scorer class, with patients like this.
David Krejci then decided to get the insurance goal. It was nice to see Krejci score because he has been struggling this season. Hopefully his goal last night will get him hot. Krejci was set up nicely by David Pastrnak who grabbed a loose puck behind the net and made a seam pass to Krejci who scored. Then to add insult to injury March decided to score an empty netter to complete the Hat trick.
“Lots of great memories in this building so it is fun just to come in here and reminisce and when you have a night like that it just adds to those memories,” Marchand said. “That’s kind of when I get into it more and not a good idea for them.”
The Bruins showed that they can come back in a game and that they have no problem scoring against okay teams. We will have to see how they pair against the red-hot Calgary Flames who have won 10 straight games. That game is Tomorrow in Calgary.