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Bruins 3-2 Shootout Loss to the Colorado Avalanche in GIFs

On the second night of a back-to-back, with travel -- and the added bonus of altitude in Denver -- the Bruins managed to get one point in their final game before the All-Star break. There were a lot of Bruins fans in the crowd.


The Bruins played a decent first period, but a defensive lapse in the final seconds resulted in Jarome Iginla's 14th goal of the season. The goal came with 0.3 seconds left in the opening period, and put Iginla in sole possession of 20th place on the all-time goals list.


In the second period, Torey Krug tied the game 1-1 after a David Pastrnak shot attempted deflected off of two Avalanche skates and right to Krug, who put it past Semyon Varlamov.



Midway through the second period, the Bruins were assessed three minor penalties in a row, all overlapping. The first two were understandable, automatic delay of game penalties first to Tuukka Rask and then to Adam McQuaid, but the referees did not call this obvious trip against Iginla on Brad Marchand.


After killing off the 5-on-3, the Bruins again had to kill off a two-man advantage when Kevan Miller was given a weak hooking call thanks to Cody McLeod holding onto Miller's stick.


The Bruins successfully killed off both two-man advantages, thanks to some excellent saves by Tuukka Rask, including this on on Alex Tanguay.


In the third period, still tied 1-1, Dougie Hamilton dropped the gloves with Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog. It was Hamilton's first career fight.


The Bruins again went on the penalty kill when Pastrnak was called for holding, but they managed to kill off their fourth straight penalty. Shortly after the penalty expired, David Krejci set up Brad Marchand for the go-ahead goal. It was Marchand's 13th goal of the season in his first game back from a two-game suspension, and Krejci's 400th career point.




The Bruins had a golden chance to get a two-goal lead with 5:55 left in the third period when they went on the power play, but failed to even register a shot on net. Ryan O'Reilly tied the game with 1:45 left in the period with the goaltender on the bench for a 6-on-5 advantage.


Carl Soderberg set up Loui Eriksson in the final seconds of the third period for an outstanding chance to get the winning goal, but Varlamov made the stop.


No goals were scored in overtime, in which the Bruins were outshot 4-0 and saw the Avs hit two posts. To the shootout the Bruins went, and lost. Reilly Smith, David Pastrnak, and Patrice Bergeron all failed to give Rask any goal support and the first shooter, Nathan MacKinnon, had the only goal to win the game for Colorado.

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