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Sounds of the game… Sharks 5, Bruins 2

Posted By Mike Petraglia On February 10, 2009 @ 11:38 pm In General | No Comments

Maybe the Bruins needed that.

Maybe it was a wakeup call.

And maybe, just maybe, Joe Thornton [1] is right.

When they’re on, no one can be the San Jose Sharks [2], not even the Black and Gold.

Thornton gave us all this little nugget afterward when he said no one can handle the Sharks [3].

Though for two periods on Tuesday night, they appeared ready to take the bite out of the Sharks, leading San Jose, 2-1.

But then they dropped the puck in the third and the Sharks circled and cycled and tore into the Bruins.

San Jose scored four times in the third period on their way to a 5-2 win, their 37th of the season, just two fewer than Boston and they drew to within four points of Boston’s 85 for top spot in the NHL [4].

Thornton did score in his return, making his comeback to Boston a pleasant one [5].

The Bruins could rely on just three lines because of injuries to Michael Ryder [6] and a nasty eye injury late in the first period to Petteri Nokelainen.

Bruins coach Claude Julien said the Bruins simply looked worn out in the third [7].

Julien said the Sharks are the best team the Bruins have played this season [8].

Marc Savard said it was simple, you can’t sit back against a team like San Jose [9].

Aaron Ward said the Bruins hopefullhy have learned their lesson about playing 60 minutes [10].

Tim Thomas said the Bruins lost their mojo in the third [11].

Thomas said the Bruins could have won the game [12].

Milan Lucic said the Bruins lack the killer instinct right now [13].

Lucic said the Sharks are first in the West for a reason [14].


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URLs in this post:

[1] Joe Thornton: http://media.weei.com/hockey/joe-thornton.htm

[2] San Jose Sharks: http://media.weei.com/hockey/san-jose-sharks.htm

[3] no one can handle the Sharks: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=13228

[4] NHL: http://media.weei.com/hockey/nhl.htm

[5] his comeback to Boston a pleasant one: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=13230

[6] Michael Ryder: http://media.weei.com/hockey/michael-ryder.htm

[7] Bruins coach Claude Julien said the Bruins simply looked worn out in the third: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=13232

[8] Julien said the Sharks are the best team the Bruins have played this season: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=13233

[9] Marc Savard said it was simple, you can’t sit back against a team like San Jose: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=13235

[10] Aaron Ward said the Bruins hopefullhy have learned their lesson about playing 60 minutes: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=13236

[11] Tim Thomas said the Bruins lost their mojo in the third: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=13237

[12] Thomas said the Bruins could have won the game: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=13238

[13] Milan Lucic said the Bruins lack the killer instinct right now: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=13239

[14] Lucic said the Sharks are first in the West for a reason: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=13240

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