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Second period summary: Bruins-Maple Leafs

Posted By Mike Petraglia On March 4, 2010 @ 8:44 pm In General | No Comments

Johnny Boychuk [1] celebrated his first game back with a booming slap shot from the right point that gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead after two periods.

Boychuk took a puck to the face on Feb. 6 against Vancouver, suffering a fractured orbital bone. He missed Boston’s previous five games before returning against the Leafs sporting a visor.

His shot from the right point beat J-S Giguere five-hole and gave Boston the lead at 15:24 of the period.

The Bruins penalty kill has been big, killing all four Toronto power play chances. The Bruins are 0-for-2 on the man-advantage.

Tim Thomas [2] was again big in net as he stopped his second breakaway threat in as many periods when Nikolai Kulemin skated down the slot after Dennis Wideman [3] was whistled for holding. Thomas, who is 0-4-2 in his previous six starts, has stopped 13 of 14 shots.

Thomas’ last win was on Jan. 14 in San Jose when he made a season-high 41 saves and four in the shootout.

The Bruins out-shot Toronto, 11-6, and lead the Leafs in that category, 20-14, for the game.

Once again, Bruins are just 20 minutes from ending their drought at home, now at 10 games. Maple Leafs [4] have lost all 33 games this season when trailing after two periods, going 0-27-6.


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