- Big Bad Blog - http://bigbadblog.weei.com -

Recchi scores, gives the Bruins a two goal advantage

19:42: Tim Thomas [1] picks up right where he left off in the first and makes a great swiping save of an Alexander Frolov bid to open the second period.

18:22: Good stick work by David Krejci [2], who intercepted a pass and popped a shot from the right faceoff circle that left a juicy rebound in front. Nobody home as Milan Lucic [3] was crashing the other side of the net. Krejci has been getting much better chances as of late, but he appears to be epitomizing the term “snake-bitten”.

16:12: Mark Recchi [4] goal that started with a hard Chuck Kobasew [5] forecheck that removed the puck from youngster Jack Johnson. Kobasew flipped the puck behind him to Bergeron in front of the net, and the scrambling D and goaltender were clear out of position when Bergeron slid it over to a wide open Recchi.

10:55: Raitis Ivanans must enjoy the comfy confines of the Garden penalty box because he just crunched Andrew Ference [6] from behind after coming out of the penalty box for an earlier slash on Stephane Yelle. Interesting to see if there will be some later retribution for the 6-foot-4, 256-pound Ivanans, who has scrapped with the Bruins in earlier games against them.

5:16: Great work by Blake Wheeler [7] to keep the puck in LA’s end, including a great 1-on-3 move that ended when he was dragged down by a Kings defender. A little reminiscent of the incredible 1-on-5 move that he put on the St. Louis Blues earlier this season.

00:53.2: Great snap glove save by Thomas on former UMaine player Teddy Purcell from the high slot. In case you haven’t noticed, there are a ton of former college players in the Kings’ organization.

The B’s are leading the Kings by a 2-0 score after two full periods at the TD Banknorth Garden [8].