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» Sloppy Bruins rely on Thomas to beat Habs
Thursday night was certainly a case of winning ugly by the Black and Gold. Montreal was the better team, but due to a few bad bounces and an inability to crack Thomas, they wound up on the losing end for the seventh time in their last 10 contests.
» Post-Game Breakdown: Canucks send B's to maddening 4-3 loss
Final: Vancouver 4, Boston 3
Recap: In only a matter of minutes, the bad blood between the Canucks and Bruins was renewed. The two Stanley Cup finalists got in a full-fledged brawl when Shawn Thornton was mobbed in front of the Vancouver bench. Milan Lucic allegedly came off the bench to partake in the fisticuffs and was not only given the gate but could face a ten-game ban.
» Post-Game Breakdown: Bruins put on clinic, cream Calgary 9-0
Final: Boston 9, Calgary 0
Recap: This one was over before it really even began. Boston tallied twice in the first 3:17 with goals from Tyler Seguin and Milan Lucic to jump ahead 2-0.
After taking a 3-0 lead before the frame was over, Boston came out in the second and tacked on four more tallies. Patrice Bergeron and Chris Kelly scored 47 seconds apart, and Nathan Horton added two goals later in the period.
» Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Canadiens
Here’s the Tale of the Tape for tonight’s game between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens:
Please note that, due to a variety of injuries and today’s suspension of Milan Lucic, odds are high that the lineup located below will not pan out.
» Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Jets
Unless the Bruins can tally in the third period, the Bruins point streak may be nearing its end.
Winnipeg still leads 1-0 through forty minutes of play, but it wasn’t from a lack of effort or chances for Boston.
» Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Penguins
As Jack Edwards noted during the broadcast, it’s the Tim Thomas Show in Pittsburgh. But before we get to the netminder’s heroics, let’s cover Boston’s two tallies in the second period.
» Thomas: Bruins’ run has been ‘beautiful to watch’
Having gone on a run that’s seen them pick up 23 of a possible 24 points in the last 12 games, the Bruins have vaulted themselves up from the bottom of the conference standings to first place in the division.
Tim Thomas — a full-time member of the team since the 2005-06 season — has seen the Black and Gold play at this high of a level before, but never with such a remarkable amount of success in the standings.
» Post-Game Breakdown: B’s mount comeback, down Jets
Things looked pretty bleak midway through the opening frame, as Boston was hemmed in their own zone by Winnipeg’s aggressive forecheck, but things turned around dramatically in the second. The Bruins could’ve easily had another letdown of a performance, but they bounced back after their first setback in nearly a month and returned to their winning ways.
» Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Red Wings
The Bruins got in the board in the second period but still trail, as Detroit will head to the third leading 2-1.
A giveaway by Jimmy Howard behind his own net led to Boston’s tally. Nathan Horton picked off a pass intended for a Wings’d-man and promptly sent a nice backhanded pas to Dan Paille. Paille beat a scrambling Howard, making it 1-1.
» Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Sabres
The Bruins got two goals of their own in the second period, but still trail Buffalo as they’ll head into the third down 3-2.
Tyler Seguin got the B’s on the board at the 3:37 mark of the middle frame, rifling home a one-timer on a feed from Patrice Bergeron on the power play to make it 2-1.
» Post-Game Breakdown: Bruins spoil Sabres’ shot at revenge
With a playoff-like feel from the drop of the puck until Pouliot lit the lamp in the shootout, tonight’s tilt was easily the most entertaining game for the Black and Gold in 2011-12. From the wave of fisticuffs in the opening period to the frantic finish, the B’s were engaged in an absolute thriller and undoubtedly left the revenge-seeking Sabres feeling stung.
» Post-Game Breakdown: Thomas unbeatable again as B’s blank Habs
Montreal, for the better part of the night, continued to carry play. Were it not for Tim Thomas and a few narrow misses, they likely would’ve run away with one.
Unfortunately Boston’s netminder was damn-near superhuman, stopping all 33 shots he faced to blank the Habs, giving the B’s their ninth-straight victory.
» B's 'had a good feeling' Pouliot was in for big night
With 30 goals in their previous five games, it was no surprise that the Bruins found a hero when they needed one most on Tuesday night when tied 3-3 with the Devils in the closing minutes.
The identity of said clutch contributor, however, caught many by surprise.
» Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Devils
The second period was nearly as uneventful as the first, but New Jersey’s power play goal midway through the frame and a tying tally from the Bruins has the two teams locked up 1-01 heading into the third.
» Julien: Seguin deserving of NHL’s First Star of the Week honors
The Boston area isn’t the only part of the hockey world that’s taken notice of Tyler Seguin‘s sensational start to the season.
The second-year pro’s impressive hot streak earned him the nod as the NHL’s First Star of the Week, as Seguin had four goals, two assists and a plus-4 rating in the Bruins last three games — two of which saw him bury the game-winning tally.
» Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Sabres
Thanks to a trio of second-period tallies the Bruins will head to the third leading Buffalo 3-1.
Rich Peverley stick-handled through defenders and beat Miller at the 7:40 mark of the middle frame to knot things up.
» Chara: East-West battles ‘mean a lot to both teams’
Take a look at the Bruins’ recent string of opponents and you’re bound to spot many a similarity.
The B’s reeled off three-straight victories over the Senators, Maple Leafs and Islanders, dispatching each young, promising squad in convincing fashion. But just because tonight’s visitors to TD Garden bear a striking resemblance to those three clubs doesn’t mean they’re all one in the same.
» Kelly hits the 500 mark
For Bruins center Chris Kelly, tonight’s game against the Islanders is going to be a special occasion. It’s game No. 500 for the veteran forward, but that’s not an accomplishment he was keeping track of leading up to the game.
» Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Leafs
Thanks to two goals just eight seconds apart in the opening minute of the second period and another quick pair of strikes late, the Bruins have opened the floodgates in Toronto and will take a 5-0 lead into the third over the Leafs.
» Campbell: Taking on streaking Sens a good thing for B’s
Tonight’s tilt at TD Garden will pit two teams going in opposite directions against one another.
On one side there are the Ottawa Senators, a team steamrolling their way up the standings via six-straight victories. They’ll look to continue their winning ways against a Bruins’ squad that’s lost four of their last five games to drop to 3-7-0 on the season.
» Post-Game Breakdown: B’s end skid, top Sens
All might not be right with the Black and Gold, but tonight’s win was sorely needed to stop the bleeding. Now with a victory over a team that came in red-hot, the Bruins hope they can continue righting the ship and get on a roll of their own.
» Bruins best be prepared for red-hot Sens
While the funk the Bruins currently find themselves mired in has them taking an introspective approach, focusing solely on all the bugs within their own game in need of fixing, it’d still behoove the Black and Gold to pay attention to the roll tomorrow night’s opponent has been on of late.