Monday, January 21, 2013

Game 2: Jets Fly In For Matinee Hockey At TD Garden

This has been previously discussed, but there really is something special about matinee hockey. It is difficult to put a finger on the sole reason why that is the case, but the atmosphere is always buzzing in the afternoon.

With that being said, the Boston Bruins have usually struggled in matinee hockey games. 

Monday afternoon was a positive outcome for the B's as they knocked off the visiting Winnipeg Jets in a shootout. It is mid-January and the Bruins are undefeated.

Did anyone see what happened right there? Humorous word play.

Anyway, the Jets were coming off of a brutal 4-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators. They looked to come into Boston and get some momentum back.

Dennis Seidenberg missed this game with a lower-body injury, but sources later stated that it was just as a precaution. Aaron Johnson was recalled from Providence and replaced him in the line-up. 

The Jets got on the board first when Chris Thorburn put the puck past Tuukka Rask early in the game. The Bruins responded later in the period when Tyler Seguin made a great pass to Brad Marchand and he finished it off.

The next two periods and the extra five minutes remained scoreless. In the shootout, Seguin and Patrice Bergeron each recorded goals while Rask only allowed one of the Winnipeg forwards (Blake Wheeler) to get the better of him. He finished with 26 saves on the day.

The Bruins will hit the road for Wednesday's game against the New York Rangers.

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