Bruins slip past the Oilers


Dec 12, 2013; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Boston Bruins forward Jarome Iginla (12) and Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) battle in front of Edmonton Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk (40) during the first period at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins marched north to Edmonton coming off a late game win against the Calgary Flames. In the last 10 games the B’s are 7-2-1, Oilers 6-3-1. Overall Edmonton has a poor record of; 11-18-3 Chad Johnson and Devan Dubnyk got the nod in net. The game started quickly for both teams. The Oiler Net- minder was giving up a lot of juicy rebounds that the B’s didn’t take advantage of at first. The Bruins finally got one in when Dennis Seidenberg (1) skated into the zone, faked like he was going to pass the puck, than fired a wrist shot that completely fooled Dubnyk. The second Bruin goal came shortly after a failed Power Play attempt when Jarome Iginla (7) blasted one past a screened (Lucic) Dubnyk. While Edmonton was on the Power Play, Bergeron blocked a Philip Larsen shot, skated the puck all the way into the offensive zone, then threaded a seeing-eye pass to Brad Marchand (5) who wasted no time roofing the puck into the net for a Short-handed goal. After 1 period; 3-0 B’s Shots: 18-14 Boston

To start the 2nd period Edmonton made a change in Goal, going with Jason Labarbera. The Oilers, with a little more jump in their step, got their first goal when David Perron skated into the zone, used Seidenberg as a partial screen, then wristed a knuckler past the Blocker of Johnson. Heavyweight bought of the night was between Lucic and Oiler Winger Luke Gazdic, who traded back-n-forth blows. The second Oiler goal occurred when Jordan Eberle shot the puck at the corner of the net, where Johnson made the save but failed to follow the residual play. David Perron skated the rebound past Bergeron, around the net for a wrap-around goal. Sub-par 2nd period for the B’s. After 2 periods; 3-2 B’s  Shots: 14-10 Edmonton

The 3rd period was all Edmonton. The B’s without a shot through the first fourteen minutes. With the B’s down six on four (Penalty on Seidenberg and Goalie pulled) Jarome Iginla (7) fired it into the empty net for the two goal lead. Bruins win 4-2  Shots: 41-31 Edmonton   Next up for the Bruins is a Saturday night game against the Vancouver Canucks. Go B’s!