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Bruins chase Cam Ward early, lead 3-0 after one

01.17.11 at 1:45 pm ET
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Generally, defensemEn can be responsible for their own goaltender being chased from a game, but the Bruins blueliners did the damage in the first period, ending Cam Ward‘s day early and piling it on from there. The B’s lead, 3-0.

Mark Stuart, who had missed the last 18 games due to a broken right hand and a dislocated finger, go the Bruins with a slapshot from the point at 7:56. It was his seventh goal of the season.

Milan Lucic though he’d made it 2-0 when he took a pass from David Krejci and fired it past Ward, but after celebration and confusion, it was deemed that he was touching up slashing call on Zdeno Chara. The B’s defenseman made up for it when he took a pass from Adam McQuaid out of the box and brought it up for a 2-on-1 with Mark Recchi. The B’s captain kept the puck and scored on a wrist-shot to make it 2-0.

Ward was yanked following the goal, though Chara would break in replacement Justin Peters with a power play tally at 15:58.

McQuaid picked up assists on the first two goals, giving him his first career multi-point game. It is Chara’s ninth two-goal game.

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