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Brad Marchand, Milan Lucic have Bruins leading Avalanche
Posted By DJ Bean On January 22, 2011 @ 3:47 pm In General | No Comments
Some funny bounces and a fight have the Bruins leading the Avalanche, 2-1, after one in Denver on Saturday.
The Avalanche jumped out to an early lead on a flukey Paul Stastny goal that bounced off Dennis Seidenberg  before going in.
Brad Marchand  tied the game at 9:20. A Mark Recchi  pass deflected off an Avalanche player before making its way to the front of the net, where Marchand was trying to outmuscle Ryan O’Byrne. The puck appeared to hit O’ Byrne’s skate before Marchand sent it past Craig Anderson for his 11th goal of the season.
O’Byrne did further damage to the Avalanche’s case Saturday when he sent the puck over the glass in his own zone, landing him a costly delay of game penalty. With the B’s on the power play, David Krejci  fired a shot off the end boards that bounced in front. Anderson was unable to control it, and Milan Lucic  flew in to send it past the Avalanche netminder for his career-high 18th goal of the season. Recchi got the secondary assist, giving him a pair of helpers in the period.
O’Byrne would take another penalty when he went off at 15:51 for roughing Gregory Campbell . The B’s went 1-for-2 on the power play. They were not shorthanded in the first period.
The lone fight of the period was between Campbell and Cody McLeod following Stastny’s goal. The bout itself was non-eventful, though it accomplished Campbell’s objective of shifting the momentum in the Bruins’ favor. The B’s controlled the tempo of the period from there, scoring both their goals and rattling off a 12-0 shots on goal stretch.
One interesting but ultimately not too surprising bit is that Mark Stuart  is a healthy scratch, allowing Adam McQuaid into the lineup. While such a scenario would seem suspicious earlier in the year, Claude Julien  is simply giving all seven defensemen — who have played well — an opportunity to get ice time without missing long stretches.
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 Dennis Seidenberg: http://media.weei.com/hockey/dennis-seidenberg.htm
 Brad Marchand: http://media.weei.com/hockey/brad-marchand.htm
 Mark Recchi: http://media.weei.com/hockey/mark-recchi.htm
 David Krejci: http://media.weei.com/hockey/david-krejci.htm
 Milan Lucic: http://media.weei.com/hockey/milan-lucic.htm
 Gregory Campbell: http://media.weei.com/hockey/gregory-campbell.htm
 Mark Stuart: http://media.weei.com/hockey/mark-stuart.htm
 Claude Julien: http://media.weei.com/hockey/claude-julien.htm
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