February 22, 2012

Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Blues

FIRST INTERMISSION

SCORE
BOS - 3
STL - 2

SHOTS
BOS - 10
STL -  24

Forty minutes down in St. Louis where the Bruins are lucky to still be ahead 3-2 over the Blues.

Boston was outshot 14-4 in the middle frame, as majority of play took place down the Black and Gold's end.

The B's came close to scoring midway through the frame. Patrice Bergeron deflected a shot that rang off the crossbar and post before bouncing out.

The Blues won 16-of-24 (67%) at the dot after Boston dominated them on faceoffs in the opening frame. Undoubtedly that played a big role in St. Louis' wide edge in scoring chances.

Tim Thomas was a little rocky in the first, but the Bruins' netminder had to come up with a number of big stops in the second, including a strong bid by Kris Russell with three ticks left.

FIRST INTERMISSION

SCORE
BOS - 3
STL - 2

SHOTS
BOS - 6
STL -  10

A wild 20 minutes are in the books at Scottrade Center where the Bruins lead the Blues 3-2.

Boston jumped ahead early as Brad Marchand capitalized on a Kevin Shattenkirk turnover, snapping a shot past All-Star Brian Elliott to make it 1-0.

With 6:19 gone, Milan Lucic tipped a shot from the point by Corvo past Elliott to make it 2-0.

Unfortunately, Boston coughed their early edge up quickly. Chris Stewart cut the lead in half 58 seconds after Lucic's tally to make it 2-1.

With 12:15 gone, B.J. Crombeen made it 2-2 with his second goal of the season, roughly 10 minutes after winning a bout with Adam McQuaid.

At the 19:20 mark, Chris Kelly scored from close range with a snap shot, burying Boston's third goal on six shots to make it 3-2.

Carter Camper made his NHL debut tonight and won all four faceoffs he took. As a team, the B's won 12-of-17 (71%) at the dot.