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Bruins and Thrashers tied at two after two 04.02.11 at 2:35 pm ET
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The Bruins and Thrashers each added another goal in the second period and are tied, 2-2, at the second intermission.

The Thrashers grabbed their first lead of the game when Evander Kane fired a loose puck past Tuukka Rask as the B’s netminder was trying to get back in position at 1:37. Daniel Paille tied the game about five minutes later, causing a turnover in the Thrashers’ zone while on the penalty kill and firing a wrister past Ondrej Pavelec for the Bruins’ 11th shorthanded goal of the season.

After two periods, the B’s hold a 17-15 advantage in shots on goal.

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Brad Marchand returns to Merlot Line 03.22.11 at 6:44 pm ET
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As we suspected this morning, Brad Marchand is indeed back on the Merlot Line upon his return from a two-game suspension. Michael Ryder is sticking on Patrice Bergeron’s line, while Daniel Paille, Steven Kampfer, and Shane Hnidy are the scratches. Here’s how the lines looked in warmups:

Milan LucicDavid KrejciNathan Horton

Michael Ryder – Patrice Bergeron – Mark Recchi

Rich PeverleyChris KellyTyler Seguin

Brad Marchand – Gregory Campbell – Thornton

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Tyler Seguin scratched vs. Lightning 03.03.11 at 7:01 pm ET
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Tyler Seguin is the healthy scratch for the Bruins as they take on the Lightning Thursday night. Seguin has zero points in his last four games, and with the 19-year-old out, Daniel Paille is in, skating with Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton.

This will be Seguin’s fifth scratch (fourth of the healthy variety) this season.

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Phil Kessel, Mikhail Grabovski sink Bruins 02.15.11 at 9:36 pm ET
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With trade rumors surrounding the team, Phil Kessel and Mikhail Grabovski proved to be all the Maple Leafs needed on Tuesday night as they beat the Bruins, 4-3.

The Bruins received goals from Daniel Paille, Gregory Campbell and Patrice Bergeron.

Kessel ‘€” who entered Tuesday riding a streak of 14 straight games without a goal ‘€” scored twice on the power play for the Leafs, while Grabovski had two of his own.

Paille, who was playing in his first game since being suspended four games for a blindside hit on Stars forward Raymond Sawada, opened the scoring 8:04 into the first period thanks to an odd bounce off Mike Komisarek. The Leafs responded in the first period when Kessel batted a rebound past Tim Thomas with Zdeno Chara in the penalty box for boarding.

Toronto took a 2-1 lead in the second thanks to Grabovski’€™s strike, though the B’€™s came back with a power-play tally from Campbell and went ahead on Bergeron’€™s 20th goal of the season in the third period. Grabovski put the Leafs up for good at 18:59 with a wrist shot that beat Thomas.

With the loss, Thomas fell to 26-8-6 and has now allowed 15 goals in his last 10 periods. James Reimer got the win for the Leafs, improving to 7-4-1.

WHAT WENT WRONG FOR THE BRUINS

— Not only did Kessel score for the first time in 14 games, but he scored his first and second goals against his old team. Not counting Kessel’€™s shootout tally against the B’€™s on Dec. 4 (which does not count as an actual goal in the player’€™s stats), Kessel went without a goal in his first nine games against the Bruins since being traded to the Maple Leafs in September of 2009.

Both of Kessel’€™s goals came on the power play, so he was still a minus-2 on the night given that he was out there for Paille and Bergeron’s goals.

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Phil Kessel finally scores, Bruins and Leafs tied after one at 7:47 pm ET
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Turns out there will not be a 15th game of Phil Kessel’s goal-less streak, as he scored with 2:38 remaining in the first period to tie the game Tuesday night. After one, the B’s and Leafs are tied, 1-1.

Daniel Paille, fresh off a four-game suspension, got the scoring started when a pass from behind the net intended for Gregory Campbell bounced into past Toronto goaltender James Reimer.

Mikhail Grabovski took a hard hit into the boards from Zdeno Chara and was slow to get up late in the period. Chara went off for boarding, with Kessel tipping a pick past Tim Thomas on the power play. The Leafs finished the period 1-for-2 on the man advantage, while there were no Toronto penalties.

After one, the Bruins are outshooting the Leafs, 14-12.

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Daniel Paille watched video of hit ‘tons’ during suspension at 1:32 pm ET
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Daniel Paille had a lot of time recently to think about and reflect on his Feb. 3 hit on Raymond Sawada. The blindside hit landed the Bruins forward a four-game suspension, and on Monday the Stars announced that Sawada, who hasn’t played since due to a shoulder injury sustained on the play, has been placed on injured reserve.

Paille said the day of his suspension that he felt the hit was clean, and that his intention was to hit Sawada shoulder-to-shoulder. The hit was a popular topic in Boston given that Andrew Ference and Patrice Bergeron said they didn’t condone dirty hits, and Paille admitted that he received plenty of feedback over the last 12 days.

“Pretty much the whole time, whether I watched it or heard about it, or talked about about it with other people, I just got different views from a lot of people,” he said. “Mostly a lot of people supported me, saying that they could tell I was trying to hit his shoulder. The majority thought it was a clean hit, but I can understand how it was a borderline hit.”

The winger admitted that he spent a lot of time during the suspension watching the video of the hit over and over. Not known for being a dirty player, Paille said that he even found himself watching the video in the days following his hearing “just to see what went wrong.”

“I remember that first day, I must have watched it tons. Dozens of times, for sure,” he said. “I’d watch it here and there just to see how things have changed and get a different aspect and think about it differently. Especially that first day, I watched it time and time again.”

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Bruins recall Jordan Caron from Providence 02.07.11 at 6:28 pm ET
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In an announcement that would probably be much bigger news if it weren’t for Marc Savard‘s season ending, the Bruins on Monday recalled winger Jordan Caron from Providence. Caron began the season in the NHL before being sent down on Dec. 6.

In 20 games for Boston this season, Caron had three goals and four assists for seven points and averaged 13:17 of ice time per night. The 20-year-old had 6-11=17 totals for Providence over 27 games.

The Bruins are currently without winger Daniel Paille for the next three games due to a four-game suspension, which could potentially help Caron find a spot in the lineup given that both players are strong on the penalty kill.

Caron was selected by the Bruins with the 25th overall pick of the 2009 NHL draft. He impressed early on in training camp but struggled with confidence, making him a healthy scratch in the game’s first season. He went on to score his first career goal against Martin Brodeur on Oct. 16, his second NHL game. Caron did not score a goal over the 13 games leading to his demotion.

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