By Jay Kilby: The Boston Bruins (22-8-2) topped the last place Edmonton Oilers (11-20-3) by a 4-2 score in Edmonton, Canada on Thursday night. The Bruins were led by right winger Jarome Iginla, who scored two goals to put the Bruins up by the winning margin of 4-2. The Bruins are currently in 1st place in the Atlantic Division and lead the 2nd place Montreal Canadians by 5 points. The Bruins also had goals by Dennis Seidenberg and Brad Marchand.
Things were immediately easy for the Bruins with them jumping out to a fast start in scoring 3 quick goals in the 1st period over the inept Oilers, who looked powerful to stop the Bruins. The way the Bruins were scoring in that period, the game had the hallmarks of a slaughter. But the Oilers did a good job of buttoning down their defense and holding the Bruins to just 1 score after the 1st period.
The Bruins seemed to tire in the 3rd period, as the Oilers had the puck in their side of the rink for much of the time. The Bruins were out-shot 13-3 during that period. Bruins goalie Chad Johnson did a good job of holding the Oilers to just 2 goals, because it very well could have much more than that will all the slap shots from point blank range they were hitting. Johnson had 39 saves in the game.
The Oilers were led by left wing David Perron, who scored both of the Oilers goals in the game.