The Bruins improve to 7-2-1 in their last 10, the Canucks drop five straight, the Bruins get their first win over the Canucks since game 7 in 2011...all in all a good night. Milan Lucic and the KIL line got the first goal, with Jarome Iginla getting his 600th assist of his career. The Bruins were actually outchanced for most of the game, but Tuukka Rask made a number of incredibly great saves and the Bruins were able to capitalize on some well-timed turnovers. Iginla from, Chara and Lucic struck again in the second, giving Iginla and Lucic each a two-point night.
Raphael Diaz (hahahahaha) scored the Canucks' lone goal in the second, and Brad Marchand almost scored immediately after - the goal, however, was overturned. Daniel Paille struck back in the third - on a breakaway! - after Johnny Boychuk did amazing work in the defensive zone.
The Bruins failed to get the empty-netter when Tortorella pulled Roberto Luongo late in the third, but - who cares! The Bruins won 3-1.
- DANIEL PAILLE BREAKAWAY.
- The KIL line continues to be incredible; arguably the best line in the NHL.
- Johnny Boychuk, what a night. He had pretty average numbers - about even O and D zone deployment, corsifor% under 50, but he was a one-man destruction machine. His work in the defensive zone lead directly to Daniel Paille's goal, an amazing pass from the defensive blueline to spring Paille for the goal.
- Brad Marchand, trying way too hard after that called-back goal. Didn't look good, but didn't do anything particularly stupid either, so...whatever, that's fine.
- Tonight was Zdeno Chara's last game for the Bruins until after the Olympics.
- 600 assists for Jarome Iginla. What a guy. Never leave, please.
Vancouver native: 1. Vancouver: 0
Water you doing Marchand
Tuukka Rask denies Sedin on the breakaway...
...and then Iggy grabbed a goal!
THAT BOYCHUK PASS
Tweet of the Night:
Johnny Boychuk with an other example of what will happen to any teenage boys who happen to ask his daughters out in the future— Edward Cash (@Edward_Cash) February 5, 2014