Bruins rack up Monarchs Seven different scorers do in NH
Bruins rack up Monarchs
Seven different scorers do in NH
CHESTNUT HILL, MA - For the second time in the last two weeks, the Junior Bruins put up seven goals against the defending champion New Hampshire Monarchs and earned a very important two points. This time, the effort resulted in a 7-2 victory at BC.
Three injured Bruins (the first line) sucked up the pain and returned to the line-up for the big league game after missing the last two of the weekend tournament in which the team fell in the Championship game. Meanwhile, defenseman Jarrett Sousa was held out of action pending examination of his ribs and shoulder. In the end everything worked out, if you like the Bruins.
Things started well too for the black-and-gold as Ryan Ginand scored the game’s first goal on the rebound of a Scott Brady shot at 6:37 of the first period. But, the Monarchs tied things up at 10:11 when Dan Actil banged away at his own rebound without being touched buy Bruin defenders, eventually pushing the puck behind Nevin Hamilton. The period would end 1-1.
In the second, a pair of power-play goals put the B’s on top tp stay. The first came off the stick of Jarrett Scarpaci as he bagged his 25th goal of the season with assists going to Adam Stanieich and Jason Lawrence. The eventual game-winner came off a rebound of a Jake Pence one-timer that bounced off the boards behind goaltender Thomas Samaris and onto the tape of Matt Byrnes, who scored his 25th goal of the season to give the Bruins a 3-1 lead after two.
In the third, the Monarchs cut thngs back to one goal with a scored by Scott Marchesi on an assist by Anctil at 9:46. But from there, the Bruins exploded for four straight goals to put the game away in the final ten minutes. The big goal came at 12:02 when Justin Sorensen skated down the right wing and sent a ridiculous canon of a shot into the far upper corner from the top of the circle to make it 4-2.
Insurance was added as the game wound down by Mike Curtis, Brady, who was playing in his first game as a Bruin, and Pence. Hamilton made 22 saves to earn the win in the nets.