Game Recap – 12/23/2018 – Boston Bruins v. Hartford Whalers

Boston Bruins (20-12-4 44pts) v. Hartford Whalers (14-15-5 33pts)


Game Recap:

The Hartford Whalers are back, and were they victorious. The Whalers had a rough start against the Boston Bruins, but as the game went on the more the Whalers played their game and forced the play in the Bruins zone and at one point score 4 unanswered goals which featured a shorthanded goal. Overall it was a great effort by the Whalers, and the next time we will see them will be Tuesday March 5th, 2019 in Boston.



Boston Bruins:

Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — Danton Heinen

Joakim Nordstrom — David Krejci — David Pastrnak

Sean Kuraly — Colby Cave — David Backes

Ryan Donato — Noel Acciari — Chris Wagner

Torey Krug — Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk — Charlie McAvoy

John Moore — Steven Kampfer

Tuukka Rask

Jaroslav Halak

Scratched: Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson

Injured: Jake DeBrusk (concussion), Urho Vaakanainen (concussion), Kevan Miller (throat), Zdeno Chara (knee)


Hartford Whalers:

Jordan Martinook — Sebastian Aho — Teuvo Teravainen

Micheal Ferland — Victor Rask — Brock McGinn

Andrei Svechnikov — Lucas Wallmark — Justin Williams

Warren Foegele — Clark Bishop — Phillip Di Giuseppe

Jaccob Slavin — Brett Pesce

Calvin de Haan — Justin Faulk

Trevor van Riemsdyk — Dougie Hamilton

Petr Mrazek

Curtis McElhinney

Scratched: Janne Kuokkanen

Injured: Haydn Fleury (concussion), Jordan Staal (upper body)


First Period:

Whalers Penalty – 1:27 – Micheal Ferland 2 minutes for High Sticking

Bruins PPG – 2:40 – Ryan Donato (4) from Torey Krug (18) and Brad Marchand (28)

Bruins Penalty – 5:35 – Steven Kampfer 2 minutes for Holding

Bruins Penalty – 6:39 – Noel Acciari 2 minutes for High Sticking

Bruins Goal – 8:56 – Steven Kampfer (2) from Sean Kuraly (6) and Brad Marchand (29)

Whalers Penalty – 10:09 – Justin Faulk 2 minutes for Interference

Whalers Goal – 12:55 – Teuvo Teravainen (7) from Jaccob Slavin (9) and Sebastian Aho (23)

Whalers Penalty – 19:44 – Andrei Svechnikov 2 minutes for High Sticking


End of 1st – BOS – 2       HFD – 1

Shots              11                13

Faceoffs         14                09

PP                 1/2                 0/2



Not a good start for the Whalers as they took an early penalty that lead to a powerplay goal for the Bruins, and then another goal before the 9 minute mark after killing a 5 on 3 Whalers powerplay opportunity. However, it would be that same 2 man advantage that would help the Whalers start to turn the tide against the Bruins as they would score to cut the deficit to 1 before the 1st period would end.


Need to Do:

The Whalers need to stay out of the penalty box, and continue to build on their momentum from their goal. The Whalers also need to continue to apply pressure in the Bruins zone.


Second Period:

Whalers SHG – 1:29 – Sebastian Aho (13) from Teuvo Teravainen (20)

Whalers Goal – 7:11 – Sebastian Aho (14) from Teuvo Teravainen (21)

Whalers Goal – 11:47 – Justin Faulk (2) from Micheal Ferland (5) and Justin Williams (13)

Bruins Goal – 16:05 – Ryan Donato (5) from Colby Cave (4) and David Backes (7)


End of 2nd – BOS – 3        HFD – 4

Shots               18                 29

Faceoffs          30                 19

PP                   1/3                  0/2



A really good solid period for the Whalers that saw them score shorthanded while killing off their late 1st period penalty. That goal would spark the Whalers and their play as they played strong in the Bruins zone and forced the Bruins defense to make mistakes and turnover the puck in their own zone.


Need to Do:

The Whalers need to keep the puck in the Bruins zone and continue to pressure the defense into making turnovers in their own zone.


Third Period:

Whalers Penalty – 5:44 – Micheal Ferland 2 minutes for Hooking

Whalers SHG – 7:20 – Teuvo Teravainen (8) and Sebastian Aho (24)

Bruins Penalty – 14:27 – Bench (Ryan Donato) 2 minutes for Too Many Men

Whalers Penalty – 17:20 – Andrei Svechnikov 2 minutes for Boarding


End of 3rd – BOS – 3         HFD – 5

Shots              30                   37

Faceoffs        45                    30

Hits               41                     32

PP                 1/5                    0/3



A solid third period for the Whalers. They got themselves into a little bit of penalty trouble, but were able to kill off both penalties, and getting another shorthanded goal in the process.


Next Up:

Boston (20-13-4 44pts) v. New Jersey (12-16-7 31pts)

Carolina (15-15-5 35pts) @ Washington (22-10-3 47pts)

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