Game Seventy-Eight (Live on NESN(HD) or 98.5FM The Sports Hub)
Boston Bruins (36-30-12) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (29-36-14)
April 4th, 2010 @ 7:00PM
[credit: AP Photos]
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- Bruins gain two much needed points thanks to the Leafs, but will the one point they gave to Toronto end up costing them come draft day?
- The Bruins out-shot the Leafs 30-to-28 led by David Krejci's five shots (Krejci also recorded two assists in the game). The Leafs out dueled the B's on the physical side of things, out-hitting the Bruins 28-to-25.
- With two more failed powerplay attempts tonight the Bruins extended their scoreless streak while having the man advantage to 10 straight attempts. While the powerplay struggles the penalty kill continues to thrive killing off the last 11 straight Bruins penalties.
- Tuukka Rask made 27 saves to win his 20th game of the season. Rask currently leads the league with a .931% save-percentage and 1.96 goals-against. Now all we need is for Rask to string together back-to-back wins and the teams is looking good.
- Miroslav Satan scored in the 2nd period to tie the game at one a piece and then once again in overtime to lift the Bruins over the Leafs 2-1. Both of Satan's goals came off good positioning and work in front of the net. In 34 games this year with Boston, the aging winger has recorded 8 goals and 5 assists.
- Defenseman Mark Stuart missed the game due to cellulitis on his hand.
- Dennis Seidenberg had to leave the game during the first period when his wrist was sliced open by the skate blade of the Leafs Nikolai Kulemin. Seidy needed 15 stitches to close the cut and is currently listed as doubtful for Monday nights game.
- Phil Kessel logged 16:52-minutes and was a -1 for the night. In six games against his former team this season, Kessel recorded 19 shtos on net and only managed to record one assist while posting a -5. Kesselmania is finally over... thank god.
- Don't forget to check out Tuukka Time's post-game recap and also Leafs vlogger Steve Dangle's video recap as well.
- The bruins return to action in Washington on Monday night to take on the first place Capitals in a most win situation.