FINAL, Nashville wins 3-2 in shootout

Derek Roy (NSH): Goal

Brad Marchand (BOS): No goal

James Neal (NSH): No goal

Reilly Smith (BOS) No goal

Filip Forsberg (NSH): No goal

Patrice Bergeron (BOS): No goal

End of Overtime, 2-2

We’re going to a shootout. Boston is 2-1 in shootouts this season.

Overtime, 4:09, 2-2: Milan Lucic steals the puck at the blue line, but he’s denied on a breakaway by Pekka Rinne, who also stopped Carl Soderberg’s rebound attempt.

Overtime, 2:53, 2-2: Colin Wilson steps around Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask is forced to make a left pad stop on a shot from the slot.

Overtime, 0:16, 2-2: Tuukka Rask makes a pad save on a Roman Josi shot from inside the left faceoff circle and covers up for a faceoff. Patrice Bergeron wins the draw and clears the zone.

Overtime, 0:01, 2-2: Play has resumed!

End of Third Period, 2-2

The Bruins will get at least one point. They are 3-1 in overtime this season.

Third Period, 17:35, 2-2: The Bruins ice the puck after a prolonged shift in the defensive zone. Claude Julien wisely uses his timeout to give the B’s additional rest.

Third Period, 15:33, 2-2: Tuukka Rask makes a great glove save in traffic to keep the score tied. He’s stopped eight of nine shots against this period.

Third Period, 11:37, 2-2: The Bruins have one shot attempt in the last five minutes. The Predators are beginning to control more and more puck possession. They look like the more likely team to score again in this period.

Third Period, 8:49, 2-2: Boston kills the penalty and we’re back to even strength. Nashville had two shots on goal during the power play.

Third Period, 6:49, 2-2: Milan Lucic is headed back to the penalty box, this time for slashing. Nashville is going to the power play, where it is 1-for-3 tonight.

Third Period, 5:50, 2-2: The Bruins are unable to score on the power play and we’re back to 5-on-5.

Third Period, 3:50, 2-2: Chris Kelly gets hit with a high stick and Boston will return to the power play.

Third Period, 3:28, 2-2: Reilly Smith makes a beautiful move and ties the game. He now has eight goals on the season, which tied Brad Marchand for the team lead.

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Third Period, 1:31, 2-1: Mike Ribeiro scores and Nashville has its first lead of the night.

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Third Period, 0:01, 1-1: Play has resumed!

End of Second Period, 1-1

SOG: 24-20 Boston

Faceoffs: 22-18 Boston

Power Plays: NSH 1-for-3, BOS 0-for-2

Scoring Summary via NHL.com

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Second Period, 19:30, 1-1: Mike Fisher goes to the top of the crease and the puck goes off of his chest and into the net after a shot from the point. A lucky bounce for Nashville has tied the game.

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Second Period, 18:59, 1-0 Boston: Milan Lucic is whistled for hooking and Nashville is headed back to the power play.

Second Period, 15:53, 1-0 Boston: The Bruins have killed the penalty and we’re back to even strength. Tuukka Rask made two pad saves on the penalty kill.

Second Period, 13:53, 1-0 Boston: Dennis Seidenberg accidentally flips the puck over the glass and is penalized for delay of game. Nashville is going back to the power play, where it is 0-for-1 tonight.

Second Period, 9:32, 1-0 Boston:

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Second Period, 7:45, 1-0 Boston: Predators defenseman Anton Volchenkov is questionable to return with a lower body injury, per the team.

Second Period, 6:00, 1-0 Boston: Predators head coach Peter Laviolette uses his timeout and is not happy with his team.

Second Period, 4:04, 1-0 Boston: Milan Lucic has scored his sixth goal of the season. Boston is 8-5-1 when scoring first this season.

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Second Period, 2:36, 0-0: Nashville has killed the penalty and we’re back to even strength.

Second Period, 2:36, 0-0: Pekka Rinne moves quickly from left to right to deny Loui Eriksson the left slot. He made three more saves as Boston begun the power play with 1:12 of attacking zone time.

Second Period, 1:56, 0-0: Derek Roy is penalized for hooking and Boston will go on another power play. The B’s are 0-for-1 with the man advantage tonight.

Second Period, 0:01, 0-0: Play has resumed.

End of First Period, 0-0

SOG: 10-8 Boston

Faceoffs: 9-9

Power Plays: Both 0-for-1

Goals

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Shot Attempts

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First Period, 17:24, 0-0: The Predators have killed the penalty and we’re back to even strength.

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First Period, 15:24, 0-0: Colin Wilson is penalized for high sticking Torey Krug and Boston will get its first power play of the night.

First Period, 14:33, 0-0: Zach Trotman’s shot from the point is tipped by Chris Kelly and the puck sneaks by Pekka Rinne but hits the post. Boston almost opened the scoring.

First Period, 13:23, 0-0: The Bruins have killed the penalty and we’re back to even strength. Boston had two shots on goal on the penalty kill, one more than Nashville.

First Period, 11:23, 0-0: The Predators are going on the power play, where they’re 1-for-44 at home this season. Brad Marchand has been penalized for slashing.

First Period, 10:01, 0-0: Tuukka Rask breaks up a 2-on-1 scoring chance with a great poke check.

First Period, 7:30, 0-0: Zdeno Chara shoots a puck through traffic and Pekka Rinne makes a positional save. It’s the first shot on goal attempt for Boston, and it came right after Tuukka Rask made a great glove save on a shot from the low left slot at the other end of the ice.

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First Period, 5:00, 0-0: The Bruins still don’t have a shot on goal with more than five minutes played. Nashville is controlling puck possession with a strong cycle game and crisp, quick passes. The Predators have three shot attempts, but all of them have been from the perimeter. This is shaping up to be a low-scoring game with few chances, which is what you’d expect from two teams with elite goaltenders.

First Period, 0:01, 0-0: We’re underway!

8:00 pm: Defenseman Joe Morrow won’t play tonight, which is a bit of a surprise.

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7:40 pm: Bruins lines and pairings during the pre-game skate.

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7:35 pm: The Boston Bruins are four points from the bottom of the Atlantic Division and can’t wait any longer to snap their losing streak and make a climb up the standings.

The challenge begins Tuesday night in Nashville, where the Bruins take on a Predators team with elite goaltending, great puck-possession numbers and a deep, talented blue line.

David Krejci will miss his 11th consecutive game for Boston. The Bruins offense has scored two or fewer goals in 11 of the team’s last 14 games. Tuukka Rask will start in net for the Bruins. He’s 12-9-2 with a .911 save percentage and a 2.55 goals against average.

The Bruins are 5-6-0 against Western Conference teams this season, including a 1-3-0 mark on the road.

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