Flames Defeat Bruins 4-3 In Shootout, Sweep Season Series – NESN.com
BOSTON — The Calgary Flames snapped the Bruins’ two-game win streak with a 4-3 shootout win Thursday night at TD Garden.
Newly-acquired defenseman David Schlemko scored a beautiful goal in the eighth round of the shootout to secure two points for Calgary.
The Bruins will return to game action Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia against the Flyers in the first game of a back-to-back that concludes Sunday afternoon against the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden.
Here are three takeaways from Bruins-Flames:
1. Bruins Score First, But End First Period PoorlyThe Bruins dominated most of the first period and scored first for the sixth straight game when Brad Marchand tallied his team-leading 19th goal of the season on a wraparound shot.
Boston opened a 30-6 lead in shots attempted through the first 16 minutes of the period and barely allowed Calgary to have the puck. However, the Flames earned an 8-1 shot attempt advantage in the last four minutes of the period and evened the score 1-1 when Sean Monahan pounced on a loose puck at the edge of the crease for a power-play goal.
Here’s the first period shot attempt chart (in all situations):
Bruins dominated puck possession in the first period, but the score is 1-1. http://t.co/XDJzJ26XOl
—Nicholas W. Goss (@NickGossNESN) March 06, 2015
2. David Pastrnak, Ryan Spooner Extend Point StreaksThe Milan Lucic-Ryan Spooner-David Pastrnak line continued its fine form from the last four games. Lucic scored his 14th goal of the season at the 2:30 mark of the second period when Pastrnak won puck possession below the goal line and fed it to Spooner, who found Lucic for a shot from inside the right faceoff circle.
Pastrnak (one goal, three assists) and Spooner (one goal, two assists) extended their point streaks to three games with assists on Lucic’s goal.
3. Bruins Go Shorthanded A Season-High Seven TimesThe Bruins took seven penalties, including three in the first and third periods. The Flames scored twice on the power play, including the go-ahead tally at the 4:59 mark of the third period by former Boston College star Johnny Gaudreau.
Two of Boston’s penalties ended power plays early. Boston’s penalty kill now has given up a goal in six of the last eight games and went 2-for-7 on Thursday night. It was the second time all season (previous game …Read More