The Bruins have been a penalty heavy team this year. This game was no exception. The Bruins got sent to the sin bin ten times last night, eight of them resulting in penalty kills. While the Bruins have been spectacular so far in handling the 5 on 4, the Tampa Bay Lightning took advantage of early opportunities to score two power play goals on the Bruins. The Bruins battled back in the second period tieing it up with a power play goal of their own in the second, and then another power play goal in the third to get the win, two points, and to re-take first in the division and the conference from the Canadiens.
March 2, 2013
Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning (@TD Garden)
Final Score: Boston Bruins 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 2
Three Stars of the Game:
Causeway Crowd’s Three Stars of the Game:
Third: Rich Peverley. (From Matt)”Pevs scored just a few minutes after Seguin did to tie the game at two a piece. Not only did it tie the game but it also changed the momentum of the game completely. The goal was Pevs third goal of the season.” Peverley game has really stepped up as of late. On the penalty kill, he has become as dangerous as Patrice Bergeron. His always high hockey IQ allows him to see the rink and make incredibly smart plays for his team.
Second Star: Tyler Seguin.(From Matt)”Seguin looks like he is back from Switzerland. He scored the first goal of the game in the second period to get the Bruins back within a goal. He had nine shots with five of them on net. He looks like he has his hands finally back with him. ” Seguin getting a power play goal tonight just might be the thing he needed to see last year’s leading scorer come back to his old form. His play with Marchand and Bergeron showed what a dynamic scoring and play producing line they are.
First Star: Brad Marchand. (From Matt)”Marchand’s amazing season continued today with an absolute snipe of a shot that gave the Bruins the lead in the third period. He now leads the team with eleven goals and continues to impress many people with his goal scoring ability.” That’s four game winning goals for Marchand this year. When I predicted he would be our leading scorer this year, I was looked at like I had recently escaped from an asylum. He’s been our best player this year, and this more mature player has been causing other team’s headaches all over the NHL.