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Sounds of the game… Bruins 8, Maple Leafs 5

Posted By Mike Petraglia On December 19, 2008 @ 9:30 am In General | No Comments

The Bruins have shown they can win under all types of circumstances this season. Defensive struggles. Hard-hitting games and Thursday night, they showed they can win games that start out as blowouts and turn into shootouts. The Bruins led 5-1 after just 4 1/2 minutes into the second period when the pesky Toronto Maple Leafs [1] collectively said, ‘Not so fast.’ After all was said and done, eight goals had been scored in the second period alone, with Phil Kessel [2] collecting two. But the star of the game was David Krejci [3], netting his first career hat trick, including a goal in the third period that sealed the deal. The Bruins extended their home winning streak to 12 games, their longest since 1976 and the fifth-longest in team history.

David Krejci on his hat trick [4].

Krejci said the team is rolling all four lines well right now [5].

Coach Claude Julien on his 22-year-old star Krejci [6].

Julien said the game was a classic case of bend but don’t break [7].

Julien on Tim Thomas being pulled after two periods with the lead [8].

Michael Ryder said there’s no doubt the Bruins need to be better on defense [9].

Ryder on the team’s 4-for-6 perfomance on the power play [10].


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[1] Toronto Maple Leafs: http://media.weei.com/hockey/toronto-maple-leafs.htm

[2] Phil Kessel: http://media.weei.com/hockey/phil-kessel.htm

[3] David Krejci: http://media.weei.com/hockey/david-krejci.htm

[4] David Krejci on his hat trick: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=9702

[5] Krejci said the team is rolling all four lines well right now: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=9703

[6] Coach Claude Julien on his 22-year-old star Krejci: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=9704

[7] Julien said the game was a classic case of bend but don’t break: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=9705

[8] Julien on Tim Thomas being pulled after two periods with the lead: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=9706

[9] Michael Ryder said there’s no doubt the Bruins need to be better on defense: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=9707

[10] Ryder on the team’s 4-for-6 perfomance on the power play: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=9708

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