The Bruins beat up the New York Islanders winning 5-2 Thursday night, after losing 2 of 3 games. It was a great game as the Bruins were not behind for all of it. Them doing well, also winning 6 of 8 technically with a 5 game winning streak starting it, I bet they can beat a slower 2014-15 L.A. Kings tonight as my NHL Hat Trick Challenge picks for today say so. I will also begin to talk more Bruins starting February with football season over after the super bowl tomorrow. For February, hockey is one of the only seasonal sports while the Celtics stink.
About the game, I’ll give you a summary of penalties, assists and goals. Starting in the 1st quarter, David Krecji was called for hooking against Anders Lee. The penalty was delayed while the Islanders held onto the puck. After that, Reilly Smith scored a goal, Milan Lucic and David Krecji earning themselves credit for assists. Calvin DeHaan was next called for tripping against Brad Marchand. On the power play, Patrice Bergeron scored the second Boston goal!!!!!! Dougie Hamilton and Reilly Smith having assists. The 2nd quarter was without penalties, but goals was a different story. John Tavares scored the first Islanders goal to start, Cal Clutterbuck and Travis Harmonic earning assists. Michael Grabner scored the next New York goal, the score being tied at 2. Johnny Boychuk, the former Bruin, now an Islander and John Tavares had assists. It ended with a goal by Kevan Miller without assists, making the score 3-2 Bruins going into 2nd intermission. The third and final period of this game was the most quiet, but still had action. It started with Boston goal by Torey Krug, Reilly Smith and Milan Lucic having assists this time around although Krug is better known himself for assists, and having no assists on the last goal. 4-2 Bruins. Carl Soderberg was then called for holding against Casey Cizikas. To wrap up the game, Milan Lucic scored the 5th Boston goal, David Krecji and Zdeno Chara having assists. The Bruins won 5-2 over the Islanders. They play the Kings tonight and according to me on Hat Trick Challenge, along with Kevin Weekes and majority other players, pick the Bruins to win.