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Bruins tied with Thrashers after one 04.02.11 at 1:43 pm ET
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The name of the game was easy goals in the first period Saturday, and thanks to a softy allowed by each team, the Bruins and Thrashers are tied at one.

Mark Recchi scored his 14th of the season when a shot from Patrice Bergeron trickled through the legs of Ondrej Pavelec and needed just a tap-in to make it 1-0. The Thrashers tied it up when Tuukka Rask took a delay of game penalty and let a Dustin Byfuglen shot bounce off him and in. The Thrashers are 1-for-2 on the power play, while the B’s are 0-for-1.

The Bruins are outshooting the Thrashers, 6-4.

Read More: Brad Marchand, Mark Recchi, Patrice Bergeron, Tuukka Rask
Brad Marchand picks up first significant award – Bruins 7th Player Award at 1:22 pm ET
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After scoring 21 goals and adding 19 assists in 72 games, Bruins winger Brad Marchand was honored as the 2010-11 Bruins “Seventh Player Award” given to the Bruins player who goes above and beyond the call of duty and exceeded expectations, as voted on by Bruins fans.

Technically still a rookie, Marchand has earned the trust of his coaching staff by playing the left wing on the team’s second line, playing with Patrice Bergeron and Mark Recchi.

Marchand celebrated the honor by picking up his 20th assist on Boston’s first goal Saturday, a score by Mark Recchi.

Marchand is expected to receive consideration for the NHL’s Calder Trophy, awarded to the league’s top rookie. The favorites are considered Carolina’s Jeff Skinner and San Jose’s Logan Couture.

Read More: 7th Player Award, Atlanta Thrashers, Boston Bruins, Brad Marchand
Bruins prepare for Devils 03.21.11 at 10:38 am ET
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WILMINGTON — The Bruins are practicing at Ristuccia Arena Monday for the second straight day, hoping to work towards improving their play of late. The lines looked the same Monday as they did Sunday, with the Patrice Bergeron line carrying the extra man.

Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand/Michael Ryder – Patrice Bergeron – Mark Recchi
Rich Peverley – Chris Kelly – Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille – Gregory Campbell – Shawn Thornton

Read More: Brad Marchand, Mark Recchi, Michael Ryder, Patrice Bergeron
Bruins take the ice for Sunday practice 03.20.11 at 11:21 am ET
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WILMINGTON — Ah, the rare Sunday practice. After an ugly 5-2 loss in Toronto Saturday, the B’s took the ice here at Ristuccia Arena in attempt to work out the issues that have made them losers of six of their last seven games (1-3-3).

The Patrice Bergeron line is the one to feature an extra man this time around, with Michael Ryder donning the gold sweater.

Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand/Michael Ryder – Patrice Bergeron – Mark Recchi
Rich Peverley – Chris Kelly – Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille – Gregory Campbell – Shawn Thornton

Read More: Michael Ryder, Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Seguin
Mark Recchi, Andrew Ference absent as Bruins return to practice 03.07.11 at 10:43 am ET
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WILMINGTON — The Bruins took the ice at Ristuccia Arena Monday morning as they gear up for a stretch this week that features three games in four nights. They’ll kick things off Tuesday in Montreal before hosting the Sabres Thursday and heading to Long Island on Friday.

Everyone was accounted for at Bruins practice but Mark Recchi, Steve Kampfer and Andrew Ference. Patrice Bergeron returned to the B’s for Monday’s skate after missing Saturday’s game due to personal reasons. With Recchi not on the ice, Tyler Seguin took his spot on Bergeron and Brad Marchand‘s line.

This day in Bruins history is a memorable one, but not for good reason. It was a year ago that Matt Cooke changed Marc Savard‘s career with a blindside hit in Pittsburgh.

Read More: Andrew Ference, Marc Savard, Mark Recchi, Patrice Bergeron
Bergeron expected back Monday, Kampfer talks concussion 03.05.11 at 1:43 pm ET
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Bruins defenseman Steven Kampfer touched on the concussion he suffered Thursday night, telling reporters Saturday that he and the team are being cautious and that the injury, which is set to keep him out a week, is “not something that you want to rush back from.”

“We’re going to take things slow and make sure that every day is a little bit better than the last,” he said.

After scoring in the second period to make it a 1-1 game that the B’s would eventually end up winning, Kampfer took a hard him in the corner from Lightning forward Mattias Ritola.

“I guess it kind of rubs me the wrong way that there was no penalty on the play because he had no intentional play on the pick, so it bothered me that way,” Kampfer said.

“I thought it was a clean hit personally just because my body was squared, but it’s not fun when you’re not expecting a hit, so it’s frustrating because you don’t want to sit out either.”

Kampfer said that his head was hurting when he returned to the bench, and after talking with trainer Don DelNegro tried to go back out for another shift. His head “started pounding a little bit more” from there, so he sat on the bench for the rest of the bench before leaving the game.

Meanwhile, coach Claude Julien told reporters that Patrice Bergeron, out Saturday for personal reasons, will return to the team on Monday.

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Steven Kampfer out one week with concussion, Patrice Bergeron (personal reasons) out Saturday 03.04.11 at 1:19 pm ET
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WILMINGTON — The Bruins will be without two players when they host the Penguins Saturday at TD Garden. Steven Kampfer, who scored in Thursday’s 2-1 win, left the game following a hard hit from Mattias Ritola and on Friday was diagnosed with a mild concussion. Coach Claude Julien said after Friday’s practice at Ristuccia Arena that the 22-year-old is expected to miss a week.

Patrice Bergeron, meanwhile, is not with the team and has travelled elsewhere due to “personal reasons,” according to the coach. He will not play against the Penguins. It will be the first game the 25-year-old has missed all season.

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