By MyFM's Jake Archer - The Boston Bruins streak of 18 straight games with at least one point and five game winning streak were snapped on Tuesday night as they were bested by the Anaheim Ducks 3-1. Anton Khudobin got the start in net for Boston and stopped 24 shots, but couldn’t handle the onslaught in the first period, as he let Anaheim go up 2-0 early.
Jakob Silfverberg put the first goal on the board about nine minutes into the game and Adam Henrique added a power play goal around fourteen minutes in. Cam Fowler and Rickard Rakell assisted both goals. Silfverberg’s goal was a bit of a lucky one as Khudobin just couldn’t quite keep it with him and Zdeno Chara knocked it in as he crashed into his own net. The Ducks out-shot the Bruins 15 to 5 in the first and Boston was not able to get away with the slow start.
The second period was rather uneventful, as both teams were held scoreless. Anaheim goaltender John Gibson stopped all of the 25 shots he saw before he exited the game in the third with an upper body injury. Ryan Miller replaced him and played flawlessly until Boston’s Ryan Spooner got the Bruins on the board with 41 seconds left in the game. Spooner’s goal mattered not, and Henrique added an empty netter with six seconds left for good measure.
The Ducks haven’t lost to the Bruins since a shootout back in October of 2013 and they were the first team to beat Boston in regulation since December 14th. Boston moves to 29-11-8, which is still good for second place in the Atlantic Division. They will host the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.