Kobasew, Savard, Lucic goals give the Bruins a three-goal lead
|03.22.09 at 3:01 pm ET|
Scoring change: The Bruins media relations guru Eric Tosi just announced that the B’s goal has been changed from Mark Recchi to Michael Ryder. I’m a little mystifed considering Ryder never touched the puck, and the goal clearly went off Martin’s skate, so stay tuned on that one.
18:08: Great wheeling, backhanded bid by Chuck Kobasew from behind the net that slid past Brodeur to the far side of the post to give Boston a 2-0 lead. The 18th goal of the season for Kobasew.
13:41: Another power play score for the Bruins. Marc Savard gets a fortunate bounce of the puck from a left point shot by Matt Hunwick, collects the puck at the right faceoff and unloads a bullet into the open net to give the B’s a 3-0 lead. The B’s are doing everything right at this point, and turning hard work and hustle into good bounces. It’s Savard’s 23rd goal of the season.
9:42: Great glove save by Brodeur on a Dennis Wideman hot shot from the high point with Ryder and Recchi both bearing down on him. Superb puck movement by the Bruins on their power plays today.
7:16: Devils get one back on a nice tip by defenseman Andy Greene, who stormed down the middle of the ice and redirected a Jamie Langenbruner pass up and over Tim Thomas.
5:29: A pair of solid stops by Thomas on Zach Parise in close, as he blocked a shot from the high slot and then somehow absorbed the other shot between his legs while sitting down on the ice.
2:34: Milan Lucic strikes with a pretty backhanded bid, as he controlled the puck in the right corner and looked pass to Stephane Yelle storming down the slot. Instead he surprised Brodeur by flicking a nifty little backhander that may have hit Yelle or Zach Parise before going through the goaltender’s pads for Boston’s fourth goal.
The Bruins are beating the Devils by a 4-1 score after two complete periods at the TD Banknorth Garden.