NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Boston|
(Thursday, November 10th)
Final Score: Boston 6, Edmonton 3
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Brad Marchand scored twice and Tyler Seguin
added a goal and an assist as Boston doubled up Edmonton, 6-3, at TD
Milan Lucic, Jordan Caron and Johnny Boychuk also lit the lamp for the Bruins,
who have won a season-high four straight games.
Tuukka Rask stopped 27-of-30 shots for the win.
"You've got to allow him to get on a roll a little bit. Get him close to the
best he can be," said Bruins head coach Claude Julien of dusting off his
backup netminder for two straight games.
Ryan Smyth netted a pair of goals and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins posted the other for
the Oilers, who have lost two of three since winning six in a row.
Devan Dubnyk was shelled for all six goals on 28 shots in defeat.
Edmonton trimmed its deficit to 4-3 with 4:42 left in regulation during a
power play, when Smyth left his stick inside the crease at the left post to
redirect a pass from Eric Belanger.
But the home team potted two scores in a 44-second span to lock up the game.
It was 5-3 for the Bruins with 2:47 to go when Corvo dished across to Lucic
for a successful tap in from atop the crease, then Marchand found the net off
a turnover with 2:03 left.
"We can respect them, but we shouldn't fear them," Smyth said of the defending
champions. "We fought back, showed some character to get back into the hockey
game but when you play catch-up against a team like this, it's tough."
The Bruins hit the scoreboard at 7:11 of the opening period when Boychuk
ripped a shot through traffic -- including a David Krejci screen -- and past
Boston doubled its edge less than two minutes later when Caron's shot from the
high slot deflected off the stick of Oilers defenseman Ladislav Smid and
trickled inside the left post.
Smyth tipped in a Theo Peckham drive inside of eight minutes left in the
first, and 29 seconds later it was 2-2 as Taylor Hall and Nugent-Hopkins
worked a give-and-go ending with the latter firing home from the right circle.
Marchant gave the B's a 3-2 edge on a power play at 3:50 of the second period
by redirecting a Corvo floater from between the circles, then Seguin roofed a
loose puck at 6:24 to restore the two-goal margin.
Boston improved to 7-0-0 this season when scoring at least three goals...The
Bruins have outscored the opposition 24-8 during their win streak...Corvo
ended with three assists...Smyth notched his second multi-goal effort of the
season, following a two-goal performance against St. Louis on October
30...Ales Hemsky added two helpers for the Oilers...Boston hosts Buffalo on
Saturday, while Edmonton travels to Detroit on Friday.
11/10 22:40:15 ET