After trying to bounce back from a rough loss in Carolina on Saturday, the Bruins took care of business, BARELY, last night in Florida with a 3-2 shootout win over the Panthers.
The red-hot Patrice Bergeron (13) got things started for the Bruins with a goal just 1:20 into the game, on a nice feed from Benoit Pouliot.
Other than the Bergeron goal, the only excitement in the first period was a bout between Daniel Paille and Ed Jovanovski. Paille had an issue with the way Jovanovski’s elbow came up while Paille was trying to hit him. In the grand scheme of things, really no problem with the play why Paille felt like he was being cheap-shotted I do not know. But watch as they are dropping the gloves, Shawn Thornton is right there ready to fight. Got to love the way this team stands-up for each other.
Florida got on the board in the second period when Jason Garrison’s shot from the point deflected off Rask, hit Seidenberg and found the back of the net.
Bergeron (14) gave the Bruins the lead again when he tipped in a Tyler Seguin shot from the point during a 5-on-3. The B’s, however got torched on a breakaway goal from Shawn Matthias when he snuck behind the defense as he got out of the penalty box and Stephen Weiss hit him with a long-distance pass.
Breakaway’s nearly killed the Bruins in last nights game. They gave-up four total. But Tuukka Rask was up to the challenge stopping three of the four breakaway attempts. Rask made 38 saves on 40 shots en route to his 11th win of the season.
In the shootout, it was scoreless through the first two rounds. Florida scored first when Rask came out of his net and tried to poke-check the puck away from Weiss in the slot, he missed terribly and Weiss had an easy goal.
Bergeron bailed-out Rask by scoring on the B’s final opportunity to even the shootout score 1-1. in the final round, after a Florida miss, Krejci froze Clemmensen and put a wrist shot five-hole to seal the victory for the Bruins.
The B’s are back at it tonight when they travel across the state to Tampa to face the Lightning.
ESPN — Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Tuesday that forward Daniel Paille will undergo facial surgery on Wednesday after being hit in the face by a slap shot during Monday night’s 6-2 win over the New York Islanders, according to NHL.com.
“Daniel Paille has been diagnosed with a broken nose and facial lacerations after the injury he sustained in our game Monday night,” Chiarelli said in a statement, according to the website. “He will undergo surgery on Wednesday, November 9 at Mass General Hospital in Boston to repair the injury. Dr. Thomas Dodson will conduct the procedure. Following the surgery, he is expected to be listed as day-to-day.”
One of the downsides of Monday nights win over the Islanders was, during the third period Daniel Paille took a Steve Staios slap shot to the face
Its really not funny, it could have caused serious injury and did, actually cause enough for surgery. As mentioned in the video, it was similar to the shot Steven Stamkos took to the face in last years playoffs. It could almost sounds like its the same audio when you hear Pierre McGuire’s reaction to both.