SNAPSHOTS: BRUINS (7-4-0) VS DUCKS (10-3-0)
10:03 pm - Overtime/Shootout Snapshots: FINAL (SO) BOS 3, ANA 2BRUINS TAKE TWO IN A SHOOTOUT:
With the Bruins and Ducks finishing the four-on-four overtime frame scorless, the game headed to a shootout to decide who gets the two points. The Bruins sent Ryan Spooner, Jarome Iginla and Carl Soderberg for the shootout, with Iginla recording the game winning shootout goal to lift the Bruins and grab the two points beating Jonas Hiller over his right shoulder. Anaheim's Bonino, Perry and Getzlaf all took the shootout attempts for the Ducks, but each were unable to beat Tuukka Rask. The Bruins are back in action on Saturday as the team heads to New York to take on the Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET.B'S POSTGAME COVERAGE:
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The Bruins are back in action on Saturday as the team heads to New York to take on the Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET.
9:30 pm - Third Period Snapshots: BOS 2, ANA 2
CHARA TIES IT WITH A POWER PLAY GOAL: With 2:58 to go in the third period, the Bruins were given a chance to tie the game when Anaheim's Patrick Maroon was called for tripping on Zdeno Chara deep in the Bruins zone along the boards. The Bruins wasted no time tying the game with the man-adavatge when Zdeno Chara knocked in a rebound from point-blank, tying the game just seven seconds into the power play, for his second goal of the year. David Krejci and Torey Krug earn the assists on the power play goal, for their 11th and third helper of the season, respectively.
BERGERON TO THE BOX: 53 seconds into the third period Patrice Bergeron was whistled for high-sticking on Anaheim's Devante Smith-Pelly sending the Bruins penalty killers to work once again. The PK has been noticeably better against the Ducks, after allowing multiple power play goals to both the Devils and Penguins in consecutive games. The Bruins were able to escape the Ducks power play with just under 17 minutes to play.
8:43 pm - Second Period Snapshots: BOS 1, ANA 2
DUCKS GO UP 2-1: With just 20.9 remaining in the second period of action, the Ducks were able to take the lead once again when Anaheim's Mathieu Perreault connected on a slap shot, which appeared to deflect on its path toward the net, past Tuukka Rask. The Bruins will head into the third period down 2-1 while being outshot 15-8.
SPOONER FOR HOOKING: With 4:27 to go in the second period, Ryan Spooner was sent to the box for hooking Anaheim's Hampus Lindholm putting the Bruins on the power play for the third time tonight. The Bruins were able to kill off the penalty and even had a scoring opportunity when Spooner grabbed the puck shortly after coming out of the box and led a transition up ice, but the Ducks defense was able to break up the rush unscathed.
SODERBERG PUNCHES IT HOME: With 7:15 remaining in the second period, Carl Soderberg punched home a pass from Chris Kelly point blank to tie game. The goal marks Soderberg's first goal in the NHL and as a Bruin, after signing a three-year contract with the Bruins last April. Earning assists on the play were Ryan Spooner and Chris Kelly, for their first assists of the season. The assist for Spooner marks his first NHL point in through .
7:45 pm - First Period Snapshots: BOS 0, ANA 1
BRUINS GO ON THE PK: Boston went on the penalty kill with 31.8 seconds remaining in the first period, when Brad Marchand was whistled for his second penalty of the night. The B's managed to keep the Ducks from scoring in the closing seconds of the period, but will still have about 1:29 of PK time to begin the second frame of action.
SPOONER DRAWS PENALTY: Ryan Spooner (who was called up from Providence earlier this afternoon) drew a penalty at 10:04 into the first period sending the Black & Gold on their first man-advantage of the evening. Zdeno Chara had the B's best chance on the PP, when Torey Krug fed Chara on the doorstep, but Zee didn't get enough stick on the puck to power it in. The Ducks were eventually able to ward off the Bruins power play attack, making them 35-46 on the penalty kill on the year.
MARCHAND TO THE BOX: The Bruins went on the penalty kill for the first time in the evening at tthe 16:47 mark, when Brad Marchand was called for elbowing on Anaheim's Emerson Etem. While the Ducks managed to keep the pressure on in the Bruins zone for a majority of their man-advantage, the Bruins were able to hold off the Ducks to kill off their first penalty of the night.
DUCKS TAKE EARLY LEAD: The Anaheim Ducks took an early lead when Devante Smith-Pelly connected on a wrister from the high-slot past B's goaltender Tuukka Rask for his first goal of the season. Earning assists on the Ducks tally, were Mathieu Perreault and Dustin Penner for their sixth and third assist of the year, respectively.
6:45 pm - Pregame Snapshots: BOS vs. ANA
STARTING GOALTENDERS: Rask (6-4-0, 1.71 GAA, .943 Save %) vs. Hiller (5-2-0, 2.56 GAA, .913 Save %). Rask is 0-1-0 with a 4.07 GAA and .875 save % in one career game against Anaheim. Hiller is 3-1-0 with a 2.18 GAA and .935 save % with one shutout in five career games against Boston.
BRUINS VS ANAHEIM LIFETIME: The B’s and Ducks will meet for the 25th time tonight with the Bruins holding a 12-10-2-0 record and a 65-62 scoring edge. The Bruins and Ducks are even at 6-6-0-0 in their 12 lifetime meetings in Boston, with the Ducks holding a scoring advantage of 36-34 in those contests. Boston has lost the last two home meetings versus the Ducks, with the most recent coming in a 3-0 loss on Dec. 20, 2010. Boston won the last contest with a final score of 3-2 in Anaheim on Mar. 25, 2012.
SPOONER RECALLED: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli announced today, that the team has recalled forward Ryan Spooner from the Providence Bruins. The 21-year-old Spooner has skated in eight games this season for Providence and has tallied two goals and five assists for seven points, which ranks second on the team. Spooner led the P-Bruins in scoring last season with 59 points on 17 goals and 40 assists in 59 regular season games played.
B’S FIRST LINE ON FIRE: Jarome Iginla enters tonight riding a five game point streak (3-5=8 totals) and a three-game goal streak. Linemate Milan Lucic is riding a five-game point streak of his own, recording 3-4=7 totals during that span. Centerman David Krejci has been consistent for the Bruins this year, with a point this in nine out of 11 games (2-10=12 totals) this season, including seven of the last eight (2-8=10 totals).
TRICK OR SUITE: The TD Garden and Garden Neighborhood Charities teamed up with the Bruins and clientele from The Premium Club to host the first ever ‘Trick or Suite’ to benefit Boston area youth from The Salvation Army of Massachusetts. Over $30,000 worth of tickets were donated to the ‘Trick or Suite’ program, providing nearly 250 children an opportunity to enjoy tonight's game in an Executive Suite for a safe Halloween night.
MOVEMBER SHAVE DOWN: To kick off their month-long participation in Movember Matt Bartkowski, Patrice Bergeron, Gregory Campbell, Dougie Hamilton, Chris Kelly, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Daniel Paille, and Shawn Thornton will get a clean shave, provided by Gillette, after tonight's game. The Shave Down will take place in black walls on level 3 following locker room availability.
171 AND COUNTING: Following last Saturday’s home game against the New Jersey Devils, the Bruins have sold out 171 consecutive regular season and playoff games at TD Garden. Their last non-sellout was on Dec. 2, 2009 when they hosted the Tampa Bay Lightning and drew 16,553.
DUCKS NOTEBOOK: The Ducks are on the sixth game of an eight game road trip…Teemu Selanne will be sidelined with a facial injury for approximately two weeks…Captain Ryan Getzlaf has 5-8=13 points (tied for the team lead with teammate Corey Perry) and a +7 rating in the last 10 games. Getzlaf also enters tonight riding a three-game point streak with 2-2=4 totals during that span…Rookie defenseman Hampus Lindholm enters tonight tied for fourth in the league with a +10 rating (first on the Ducks).
SPECIAL TEAMS: Bruins power play: 5-for-34 (14.7%, 22nd NHL), Bruins penalty kill: 25-for-33 (75.8%, 28th NHL)… Ducks power play: 4-for-51 (7.8%, 30th NHL), Ducks penalty kill: 34-for-45 (75.6%, 29th NHL).
POSTGAME TRANSCRIPTS: The Bruins Communications Staff will post transcripts from both locker rooms and from the pre and postgame press briefings of both head coaches on the Bruins Media Website. Visit www.bostonbruins.com/media and log in with the following combination (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, password: media).