February 4, 2012

Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Penguins

SECOND INTERMISSION

SCORE
PIT - 1
BOS - 0

SHOTS
PIT - 18
BOS - 20

Forty minutes are in the books here at the Garden where the Bruins still trail the Penguins 1-0.

Boston had a four-minute power play to work with early in the frame, as Pascal Dupuis was guilty of high-sticking Tyler Seguin and was assessed the double minor.

But, despite a sizeable number of shots on the man advantage, the B's couldn't find the back of the net.

Joe Corvo had the best opportunity on a great feed from Tyler Seguin right in front, but the defenseman sent a weak-as-all-hell shot Fleury's way, which the Pens' netminder easily stopped.

Other than that, it was a pretty dull frame for the Black and Gold. Boston has now gone 112:51 since their last goal (Dennis Seidenberg's strike from center ice at 7:09 of the third against Ottawa).

FIRST INTERMISSION

SCORE
PIT - 1
BOS - 0

SHOTS
PIT - 6
BOS - 10

After controlling play for more than 19 minutes of play, the Bruins will head to the second trailing the Penguins 1-0.

Boston held a 10-3 edge in shots at one point, as the B's were peppering Marc-Andre Fleury throughout the frame.

A Johnny Boychuk shot was redirected by Greg Campbell midway through the frame and just missed finding the back of the net, catchign iron and ricocheting over the glass.

Aftr David Krejci suffered a possible lower-body injury on a hit from Deryk Engelland in the corner, Pittsburgh rushed back up the ice with a little less than a minute left in the frame. Rich Peverley was called for a bogus slashing penalty after checking Evgeni Malkin.

Sure enough, Malkin tallied on the power-play with just nine seconds left in the period, punching the B's in the gut and sending them to the room on a sour note. 

PREGAME NOTES

STARTING GOALTENDERS: Thomas (21-9-0, 2.15 GAA, .933 Save %) vs. Fleury
(27-12-2, 2.28 GAA, .913 Save %). Thomas is 8-4-4 with a 2.63 GAA and
.915 Save % with one shutout in 16 career games against Pittsburgh.
Fleury is 7-5-2 with a 2.30 GAA and .927 Save % with two shutouts in 15
career games against Boston, and he is one shutout shy of tying Tom
Barrasso’s franchise record of 22.

HORTON OUT: Bruins forward Nathan Horton remains sidelined with a
concussion and will miss his fourth straight game today. “Right now
it’s positive and we’ll leave it at that,” said Coach Claude
Julien of Horton’s progress during his pregame press briefing.