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Quick hits: B’s-Pens
Posted By Mike Petraglia On November 10, 2009 @ 9:31 pm In General | No Comments
Tim Thomas  made 27 saves as the Bruins blanked the Penguins , 3-0, at TD Garden, winning consecutive games for the first time this season. It Thomas’ second shutout this season and 14th career.
Matt Hunwick gathered a rebound of his own shot after sharply cutting to the net from the right point to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead early in the second period.
The goal was Hunwick’s fourth of the season, but just his first point in seven games. Fellow defender Dennis Wideman  picked up his first point in over a month, assisting on the goal.
Mark Recchi  earned his 900th career assist, sending Daniel Paille  in on a breakaway 3:34 into the third period. Paille gave Boston a 2-0 advantage, beating Pens goalie Marc-Andre Fleury  stick side for his first goal and first point of the season.
The defending Stanley Cup  champs look like they are ready to get home. After opening the season with seven straight road wins, Pittsburgh suffered a 5-2 loss in LA last Thursday and a 5-0 drubbing by San Jose Saturday. The Pens, who are skating without Evgeni Malkin, Maxime Talbot, and Sergei Gonchar, finished the first period with two shots, a season low for a Bruins opponent.
Penguins forward Chris Bourque, the 23-year-old son of Bruins legend Ray Bourque , is skating at the TD Garden for first time in a regular season NHL  game. The third-year NHL  forward has generated just one assist in nine games in his first season with Pittsburgh. He has played NHL preseason contests in Boston before.
Star of the Game ‘ Still looking for players to step up offensively, Matt Hunwick launched an impromptu offensive attack in the second period. Bolting from the right point with little hesitation, Hunwick got the Bruins offense in gear.
Turning Point ‘ The Penguins has started to gather momentum and appeared poised to tie contest when Marc Recci hit Daniel Paille with a breakaway pass setting up an insurance goal for Boston in the third period.
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