Saturday, March 2, 2013

Bruins Vs Lightning March 1

The Bruins secure their sixth straight win in a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lighting on Saturday.

Brad Marchand scored the game winning goal on a power play with 2:16 left in the game.
His goal came on a 2 on 1 opportunity assisted by Bergeron.
Both teams got their chances on the power play, Tampa Bay was 2-8 and the Bruins were 2-5

The lighting scored on their first two power plays taking a 2-0 lead over the Bruins.

The first goal came on an interference penalty on Lucic. (5:11) The goal was scored by Steven Stamkos on a one timer from Teddy Purcell (5:32)

The second goal was scored by Alexander Killorn (8:38) off a tripping call on Andrew Ference. (7:46)

“ it's a play we have been working on in practice,” said Stamkos, “Teddy always makes good Passes,” he continued.

Stamkos is the league leader in goals with fifteen and Killorn puts in his third of the year.

The Bruins came out hard in the second period tying the game in the first five minutes.

Tyler Seguin scored on a power play created by an Eric Brewer Interference call 2:04 Seguin scored a minute and eighteen seconds later.

Just 1:17 seconds later McQuad sent a pass from the blue line down to Rich Peverley who had his stick up and loaded to slap the puck in the net. (4:39)

When asked about the conversation in the locker room in the first intermission Seguin said, “ we had to be better, we really have to come out in the second.”

The Bruins ended the second with a four minute penalty kill on a high sticking double minor for Andrew Ference.

Towards the end of the third period the Bruins had their shot at a four minute power play off of a high stick penalty by Brenden Mikkelson.
The lightning had an offensive zone turnover that lead to a 2-1 for the Bruins resulting in Marchand's 11th goal of the season. His last four goals have been game winners.

The Lightning fall to 9-11-1 as they head to Pittsburgh on Monday night.
The Bruins go to 14-2-2 and take first place in the Northeast, one point over Montreal who head into Boston Sunday