|Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Tyler Seguin score for Bruins in second period||01.11.11 at 8:42 pm ET|
The Bruins opened up a 5-0 goal lead in the second period with some scoring, some fighting, and hundreds of hats thrown prematurely.
Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and Tyler Seguin all scored in the period. Bergeron’s second goal of the game came when he banged one past Brian Elliot point-blank at 2:50. He was believed to have recorded the third goal of his perceived hat trick at 14:07, but after fans showered the ice with hats and the play was reviewed, it was determined that the puck went off Sergei Gonchar’s skate and it was credited to Marchand. Seguin picked up his seventh goal of the season just over a minute later.
The period also featured a couple of fights. Nathan Horton dropped the gloves with Jesse Winchester and the two seemed to still have words from each others’ respective penalty box. Shawn Thornton went with Matt Carnker at 10:26.
Andrew Ference has the only minor penalty of the period, and through two periods, the Bruins have not had a power play. The Bruins are outshooting Ottawa, 27-22. The shutout remains intact for Tim Thomas.
|Adam McQuaid returns to Bruins lineup||01.11.11 at 6:59 pm ET|
Defenseman Adam McQuaid will make his return to the Bruins lineup in Tuesday night’s game against the Senators. McQuaid was considered a game-time decision after missing Monday’s game in Pittsburgh with an undisclosed injury.
With McQuaid back in the lineup for the B’s, rookie Matt Bartkowski, who made his NHL debut on Monday, will be a scratch.
|Zdeno Chara, Tim Thomas named All-Stars||01.11.11 at 2:11 pm ET|
Zdeno Chara and Tim Thomas were named to the 2011 NHL All-Star Game roster on Tuesday, the fifth selection for Chara and third for Thomas.
Chara is third in the NHL in average time on ice per game (26:38) and leads all Bruins’ defenseman in goals (six) and points (18). Thomas leads the NHL in goals against average (1.84), save percentage (.944) and is tied for the league lead in shutouts (five).
Tyler Seguin will be one of 12 NHL rookies to participate in the SuperSkills competition. The All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, January 30 in Raleigh, NC.
|Tuukka Rask expected to start for Bruins vs. Maple Leafs||01.03.11 at 1:09 pm ET|
According to reports out of Toronto, Tuukka Rask was the first Bruins goaltender off the ice at their morning skate, suggesting the 23-year-old will be the B’s starting goalie when they take on the Maple Leafs.
Rask made his 10th start of the season on Saturday, allowing three goals to the Sabres on 16 shots in the first period before getting pulled. This technically marks the first time this season that Rask has started two games in a row. Tim Thomas has played in the last eight games, seven of which he started.
Rask is 2-7-1 this season.
|After pulling Tuukka Rask, Bruins trail Sabres, 5-4||01.01.11 at 9:05 pm ET|
So much for Tuukka Time. Claude Julien apparently saw enough from the 23-year-old in the first to cut Tim Thomas’ day off short. Thomas allowed a pair of goals in the second period, and the Bruins now trail, 5-4, entering the third period.
Drew Stafford scored his second goal of the game and fifth goal vs. the B’s this year when he beat Thomas at 6:17. With the Sabres on the power play at 17:43, Jason Pomonville also scored his second of the night as he sent a shot wide that was redirected by Dennis Seidenberg’s skate and past Thomas.
The Bruins actually had more shots on goal in the second (13) than they did in the first period. Should the Bruins fail to come back in the third period, it will be their first regulation loss of their current road trip.
|Bruins, Thrashers tied following goals from Tobias Enstrom and Patrice Bergeron||12.30.10 at 7:45 pm ET|
It’s five-hole night at Philips Arena, and Tobias Enstrom and Patrice Bergeron celebrated in style with goals that have the Bruins and Thashers tied after a period of play.
With the Thrashers on an early power play thanks to a Marc Savard slashing call, Enstrom beat Thomas through the legs from the point. Dustin Byfuglien picked up an assist on the play, his sixth point vs. the B’s this season.
Bergeron picked up an unassisted tally when he beat Ondrej Pavelec on a weak back-hander. It was Bergeron’s eighth goal of the season.
The Bruins and Thrashers each had 11 shots on net, with Blake Wheeler contributing three for the B’s.
For the second straight game, Nathan Horton had less than four minutes of ice time in the first period. He played 3:58.
|Fans who hopped glass banned from Garden||12.21.10 at 5:40 pm ET|
The two fans who jumped on the ice during Saturday’s Bruins game against the Capitals have been ordered to stay away from TD Garden, according to the Associated Press.
New Hampshire residents John Parker, 20, and his brother Matt, 17, were believed to be drunk when they hopped over the glass and ran on the ice during a stoppage in play during the 3-2 Bruins win. After a very brief delay, they were escorted from the ice. The two Bow natives pled not guilty disturbing a public assembly.
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