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.