Final, Bruins 4-0: That’s it, and that’s all.
The Bruins cruise to the 4-0 win behind Chad Johnson who stopped all 22 shots he faced.
Third period, 15:42, Bruins 4-0: We’ve got a laugher.
Torey Krug just scored a power-play goal on a one-time chance in front of the net. Krug pinched down the right wing, and that’s where Zdeno Chara found him with a centering pass that Krug was able to put by Ben Scrivens.
Third period, 14:40, Bruins 3-0: David Perron, never a stranger of mixing it up, is in the penalty box.
He was just given a roughing penalty, and the Bruins will look to add on another one.
Third period, 13:05, Bruins 3-0: This one is officially all Bruins, and we can probably say it’s over now.
Carl Soderberg just ripped a shot over Ben Scrivens’ glove hand for a real pretty goal, the eighth of the season for Soderberg.
Third period, 11:00, Bruins 2-0: The Bruins killed off the penalty to Matt Bartkowski, and the game is back to even strength.
Third period, 8:52, Bruins 2-0: The Oilers are getting another power play. Matt Bartkowski was called for hooking as part of a scramble in front of the Bruins net.
Third period, 6:43, Bruins 2-0: Dougie Hamilton just made Ben Scrivens look bad and pushed the Bruins’ lead to two in the process.
The Bruins defenseman carried the puck in on the right wing and put the shot on net. Scrivens couldn’t control the rebound, which Hamilton picked up and took around the net. He quickly jammed the wraparound at the net, and the puck bounced in and by Scrivens.
Third period, 4:55, Bruins 1-0: Both goalies have been sharp to start the third period.
Chad Johnson made a couple of stops to open the period, and Ben Scrivens made a stop on David Krejci.
Third period, 0:01, Bruins 1-0: The third period is underway with the Bruins looking to add an insurance goal.
End second period, Bruins 1-0: The second period has come to a close, and the Bruins hold the 1-0 lead. The B’s also hold the 22-12 advantage in shots on goal through two period.
Second period, 18:00, Bruins 1-0: Both penalties have expired, and the game is back to even strength.
That means the Bruins weren’t able to do anything with about 40 seconds of power-play time after the Chris Kelly penalty expired.
Second period, 15:44, Bruins 1-0: That didn’t last long.
Daniel Paille tried to get into open ice for a potential breakaway after a pass out of the Boston zone, but Jordan Eberle got in the way. That’s a no-no, and he gets called for interference.
Second period, 15:03, Bruins 1-0: The Bruins have to kill another penalty.
This one is Chris Kelly for high sticking.
Second period, 13:24, Bruins 1-0: The Bruins were able to kill off the penalty, despite some sustained offensive-zone time from the Oilers.
Zdeno Chara finally cleared the puck, though, and the B’s were able to take it from there and make the one-goal lead stand up for now.
Second period, 11:00, Bruins 1-0: The Oilers are getting another power play.
David Krejci was just called for holding as he got tied up with Taylor Hall in the corner, and the B’s penalty kill will try to kill off another one.
Second period, 8:32, Bruins 1-0: It appeared as if the Bruins had added to their lead, but the league felt otherwise.
Matt Bartkowski walked the puck down to the Edmonton goal line before throwing it in front to Loui Eriksson. The puck deflected off of Eriksson’s stick and went by Ben Scrivens. After review, however, it was determined that Eriksson displayed a distinct kicking motion and the goal was wiped off.
Second period, 7:07, Bruins 1-0: This is turning into one of those games where the Bruins are just flat-out better than their opposition and it shows.
The Bruins hold the commanding 16-6 advantage in shots on goal, but only one of those have found the back of the net. So despite the fact that the Bruins are outplaying the Oilers, they can’t take anything for granted with the one-goal lead.
Second period, 2:06, Bruins 1-0: The Bruins have broken through.
The B’s score on the power play as David Krejci’s shot from the point actually deflected off of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in the slot and by Ben Scrivens, which ends a streak of 102 consecutive saves for the Edmonton goalie.
Second period, 0:26, 0-0: The Bruins will get a power play real early in the period.
Ben Scrivens tripped Brad Marchand and was caught doing so. Taylor Hall will serve the penalty.
Second period, 0:01, 0-0: The second period is underway.
End first period, 0-0: The first period is over, and we have no score.
The Bruins did outshoot the Oilers 9-2 in the first period, and it could have been even more lopsided, but the B’s had 15 shots either blocked or miss the net.
First period, 19:00, 0-0: Jarome Iginla just had a good chance in front after a pretty pass from David Krejci, but Ben Scrivens made the save.
It wasn’t an incredibly difficult stop, though, as Lucic put it right in his pads.
First period, 15:00, 0-0: The Bruins are now 0-for-2 on the power play.
The B’s did a better job of getting pucks to the net, but Ben Scrivens continues to keep his scoreless streak alive with a couple of nice saves.
Patrice Bergeron almost connected with Loui Eriksson in front with a slap pass from the point, but the pass was a little too hot for Eriksson to handle.
First period, 12:08, 0-0: The Bruins were not able to convert on the power play, and I don’t think they were able to even register a shot on net; they did miss a handful of them wide, though.
The Bruins are going back on the power play, however. There was some rough stuff after the play, but the original penalty to Jeff Petry — who hooked Daniel Paille — means the Bruins get a power play. However, Gregory Campbell picked up a roughing penalty and that was matched by a Petry roughing penalty as well.
So it all comes out to another Bruins power play.
First period, 9:29, 0-0: Just 14 seconds after the Bruins penalty expires, they get their first power play of the afternoon.
Ryan Smyth hooked Brad Marchand on a potential scoring chance just after the B’s penalty expired, and Smith’s penalty gives Boston its first man-advantage.
First period, 7:15, 0-0: Chris Kelly was just called for hooking, and the Oilers will have the game’s first power play.
The Oilers have the 18th-best power play in the league.
During the stoppage of play and ensuing TV timeout, the Bruins played a video montage honoring Andrew Ference.
First period, 3:20, 0-0: There was some talk going on around before the game that Shawn Thornton might go looking for Edmonton tough guy Luke Gazdic. Well, it took about 3 seconds for that to come to fruition.
The brawlers just went right after each other and dropped the gloves in a quick fight that didn’t feature a ton of punches and ended when the two fell to the ground early on in the fight.
First period, 0:01, 0-0: The game is underway. Time for some matinee hockey.
12:30 p.m.: Pregame warmups are underway, and it will be Chad Johnson in net for the Bruins. He’ll be opposed by Ben Scrivens at goalie for the Oilers.
12:25 p.m.: If you’re looking for more of what Andrew Ference had to say pregame, you’re in luck. You can get that right here.
11:20 a.m.: Andrew Ference just got done speaking with us media folk, and he was as always, thoughtful and well-spoken. Here’s just a quick highlight of what he had to say.
“Obviously we have a special place in our lives for everything that happened here in Boston and I think that a lot of people kind of appreciate that,” he said. “It’s not like I have a whole lot of highlights with great goals or anything like that, but I think people appreciate what I was a part of with the community and stuff like that. I’ve had, even since I left, people send me tons of messages from Boston all the time. So I think the view is mutual of how great we feel each other are.”
9:30 a.m.: The Boston Bruins had arguably their worst game of the year on Thursday. The B’s came out flat and played an uninspired 60 minutes against the rival Montreal Canadiens, and the Habs took full advantage. The result was an ugly 4-1 loss for the Bruins, snapping their four-game winning streak.
Boston will get its chance to get back on track Saturday afternoon at TD Garden against the Edmonton Oilers. The B’s might have their hands full with Edmonton who is playing some of its best hockey of the season. The Oilers come in riding a three-game winning streak, which was highlighted by a 3-0 win over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday. That win was thanks in large part to Ben Scrivens who stopped all 59 shots he faced on the way to win.
The Bruins, on the other hand, will look to rebound from that loss to Montreal. They were coming off three dominant wins, scoring six goals apiece against Philadelphia, the New York Islanders and Florida. The B’s have just four games including Saturday’s tilt left before the Olympic break and picking up a win against the Oilers would help in their quest to go into the break on a high note.
Saturday should mark the return of a longtime Bruin turned Oiler. Andrew Ference declared himself ready to go on Friday, which means he should be making his first appearance in Boston since signing with Edmonton in the offseason. The veteran defenseman had missed the last three games with a head injury.
Puck drop from the Garden is slated for 1 p.m.
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