Golden Knights vs Bruins
Bruins win 5-2
RJ’s Three Stars
3. Bruins right-wing David Pasternak – His two goals give him 31 goals this season, the sixth most in the National Hockey League. It is the fifth time in the past six seasons that he has scored 30 goals. He scored 20 in 48 games last season.
2 – Bruins goalkeeper Jeremy Swayman – This month’s NHL Rookie of the Month for February racked up 34 saves for his 14th win of the season. He has not allowed more than two goals in his past seven matches.
1. Bruins right winger Craig Smith – He scored drought in 12 games by scoring the third hat-trick in his career and the second with Boston. Record in all three periods.
Smith’s second goal.
The 32-year-old made his second goal to win the match. He and Knights Defenseman Brayden McNabb raced for a space disk behind the goal line, and McNabb fell. The puck remained loose. Smith cut off access to William Carlson’s center, which led to Carlson’s downfall.
Smith was free to head to the other side of the net with two defenders on the ice after quarterback Charlie Coyle regained the puck. Coyle sent a pass across the area to his open teammate, and Smith buried it for his eighth goal of the season.
19- The number of goals the Knights have scored since the All-Star break.
They have the third lowest number in the NHL in this range. 2.11 goals per game is also the third lowest number of goals. He’s a major reason why they’re 3-5-1 in this nine-game span.
The Knights scored 3.35 goals per game before the All-Star break, the eighth most in the National Hockey League. They have since seen Captain Mark Stone (back), left winger Max Pasuritti (lower body) and left winger Matthias Janmark (upper body) exit the squad with injuries.
T-Mobile Arena’s top scorer returned on Thursday.
Center Tomas Nosek made his first appearance on the building since signing with Boston as a free agent in the offseason. Nosek played with the Knights for the first four seasons after being selected from Detroit in the 2017 expansion draft. He scored the first goal in the team’s first home game, in a 5-2 win over Arizona on October 10, 2017.
Nosek scored 31 goals and 34 assists in 240 matches with the Knights. The team played a tribute video of him on the video board during the first media timeout.
10 knights following
In Anaheim, 7 pm on Friday
against. Ottawa, 5 pm Sunday
In Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Tuesday
At Buffalo, 4 p.m. Thursday
In Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. March 11
In Columbus, at 3 p.m. on March 13
In Winnipeg, 5 p.m. March 15
against. Florida, 7:30 p.m. March 17
against. Los Angeles, 1 p.m. March 19
In Minnesota, 5 p.m. March 21
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