David Pastrnak scores hat trick, Bruins easily beat Canadiens 8-1
MONTREAL — David Pastrnak scored his second hat trick of the season to give the conference-leading Boston Bruins an 8-1 beatdown over the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night. Jake Debrusk, Brad Marchand, Anders Bjork, Charlie Coyle and Danon Heinen also scored for the Bruins (16-3-5), who have won four straight. Marchand, Coyle, David Krejci and Torey Krug notched two assists apiece while Sean Kuraly had three. Captain Shea Weber scored the only goal for the Canadiens (11-8-5), who have lost five straight games.Bruins backup Jaroslav Halak made 36 saves and improved to 6-0-0 against Carey Price, his former teammate in Montreal.
Sens Lose 2 - 1 to Bruins . Good effort, stoned by Bruins ' goalie Tim Thomas. Enough said there. Preseason over and let the games begin in earnest next week. If anyone wonders why Chris Neil makes million a season, here's why: Posted by Ottawa Senators Rumours at 9:05 AM.
Dion Phaneuf scored his first career playoff overtime goal to complete the Senators ' rally from a 3- 1 deficit for a 4-3 victory in Game 2
A #TeamTank supporter’s wildest dream. That’s what this game was.
Thethrew everything but the kitchen sink at the in tonight’s game, but due to stellar goaltending from , a lack of execution from the Sens’ forwards, along with some old-fashioned dumb luck, they were edged out by a 2-1 score.
The Senators, determined to take down the class of the Eastern Conference, came out flying in the 1st, I couldn’t identify a single Sens forward that didn’t force a turnover or contribute to a good scoring chance. All four lines contributed, and as a result, Ottawa ended the 1st period ahead in shots 9-3. If you think that’s impressive, the 5v5 shot attempts were 29-5 in the period. Alas, the game remained scoreless in the 1st, and we all know what the Bruins are capable of.
Bruins sign Coyle, Wagner to multi-year extensions
The Boston Bruins have signed forwards Charlie Coyle and Chris Wagner to multi-year contract extensions, the team announced Wednesday. Coyle signed a six-year deal worth $5.25 million annually, while Wagner inked a three-year pact worth $1.35 million per year. Both players were set to hit unrestricted free agency at season's end, along with teammates Torey Krug, Zdeno Chara, Jaroslav Halak, and Joakim Nordstrom. Coyle was acquired from theCoyle signed a six-year deal worth $5.25 million annually, while Wagner inked a three-year pact worth $1.35 million per year. Both players were set to hit unrestricted free agency at season's end, along with teammates Torey Krug, Zdeno Chara, Jaroslav Halak, and Joakim Nordstrom.
The Senators scored four goals in the 2 nd period and tacked on two more in the 3rd to cruise past the Bruins in Boston.
Sens Robbed, Lose 2 - 1 to Cats. The Ottawa Senators attempt at a comeback was halted with 20 seconds to go by a horrendous call by the officials. Down 2 - 1 , Spezza appeared to have whacked in an Erik Karlsson point shot with around 20 seconds to go in the game, but it was immediately waved off
With that in mind, the Senators pushed even harder in the 2nd frame to get a puck past. made a nice attempt on the backhand after a beautiful takeaway but stopped it, along with 14 others. The Bruins had a lot more possession in the 2nd period than in the 1st, but Ottawa held up defensively. Shots after the 2nd period were 24-10. The Senators were firing on all cylinders but weren’t able to get too many clean shots in tight against Rask, it seemed like they only needed one to take the lead going into the 3rd period...and 41 seconds into the 3rd, this happened:
Thomas Chabot goes up the middle and top corner!— Alex M (@nhlsensandstuff) up 1-0.
The best part of that goal was the reception of thepass between the legs, a highly skilled play to keep control of the puck. At last, it was 1-0 Ottawa and they were taking it to the Bruins like it was nobody’s business. This was shaping up to be the best performance of the season for the Senators, considering the opponent. So what if was injured? That the Bruins were on the 2nd half of a back-to-back? This level of dominance is commendable.
Sens Re-Assign Brannstrom, Hogberg
Bonestorm is back in BelleVegas.Brannstrom, who was the principle piece in February’s Mark Stone trade, has played 25 games with the Sens this year, posting two assists. Despite the lack of offence, he’s had a solid start to the campaign, with a Corsi rating of 50.40%, which is comparable to Thomas Chabot. That said, the Senators need him contributing on the scoresheet, and playing big minutes coupled with first powerplay time in Belleville will likely help to get that part of his game going again.
Sens Head Coach Guy Boucher speaks to media following today’s 4-3 OT win over the Boston Bruins . The series is now tied 1 - 1 .
The Islanders lost their second straight and their fifth in their last six games. Bergeron scored with 5:47 left in the second on a point shot that was deflected in. Officials originally said the puck went in off Brad Marchand and awarded him the goal, but it was later changed to Bergeron's score after replays
And then Marchand scored.
And then Chara scored.
Just like that, the Sens had given up the lead they worked so hard to gain. With over half the period to go, they had many more solid attempts on Rask, pulling the goalie with under 2:00 left in the game and doing everything in their power to score the tying goal. It was not meant to be, as the game ended in favour of the Bruins, with a final score of 2-1. Shots were 34-21 in favour of Ottawa. Anders Nilsson made 19 saves in the losing effort. Like I said before, a tanker’s dream.
- In the 1st period, Ottawa went for high-danger shots but sent many of them wide. In the 2nd, they got many more on net but from low-danger areas. Chabot struck the perfect balance in the 3rd before the Bruins came alive. If Erik Karlsson was still here, we’d have the perfect cast for “Goldilocks and the Three Bruins”.
- The Power-play continues to let the team down in the 2019-20 season. Despite some decent looks, Ottawa went 0-for-2 today. Their PK continued to be phenomenal, going 2-for-2.
- It’s hard to highlight a single player tonight, I don’t think I can name a single one that didn’t contribute to a high-danger chance, or force a turnover. , , , and their line mates all stood out at times.
- With this loss, my streak of recapping Sens victories has ended at 4. Still, against the Boston Bruins? I’ll take a performance like this one any day.
- was solid in his own end once again, and is a no-brainer to re-sign. He flies under the radar playing very sound defence, and with only 2 points on the year so far, contract negotiations should be a piece of cake. also looked solid at both ends of the ice, and is also making a strong case to be re-signed.
Ottawa dominated in the 1st before Boston began to push back in the 2nd and 3rd.
Both teams had the bulk of their shots from around the net and point (left for Boston, both for Ottawa).
- The Sens hit the road for a Friday game (Nov. 29) against the at 4:00 PM EST.
Bruins unable to overcome flawed start in setback at Ottawa .
Patrice Bergeron lit the lamp in his first game back since Nov. 23, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Bruins from stumbling vs. the Senators.After another sluggish start and incomplete finish, they were left picking apart the same issues as before.