» Sloppy Bruins rely on Thomas to beat Habs
Thursday night was certainly a case of winning ugly by the Black and Gold. Montreal was the better team, but due to a few bad bounces and an inability to crack Thomas, they wound up on the losing end for the seventh time in their last 10 contests.
» Post-Game Breakdown: Canucks send B's to maddening 4-3 loss
Final: Vancouver 4, Boston 3
Recap: In only a matter of minutes, the bad blood between the Canucks and Bruins was renewed. The two Stanley Cup finalists got in a full-fledged brawl when Shawn Thornton was mobbed in front of the Vancouver bench. Milan Lucic allegedly came off the bench to partake in the fisticuffs and was not only given the gate but could face a ten-game ban.
» Post-Game Breakdown: Bruins put on clinic, cream Calgary 9-0
Final: Boston 9, Calgary 0
Recap: This one was over before it really even began. Boston tallied twice in the first 3:17 with goals from Tyler Seguin and Milan Lucic to jump ahead 2-0.
After taking a 3-0 lead before the frame was over, Boston came out in the second and tacked on four more tallies. Patrice Bergeron and Chris Kelly scored 47 seconds apart, and Nathan Horton added two goals later in the period.
» Post-Game Breakdown: B’s mount comeback, down Jets
Things looked pretty bleak midway through the opening frame, as Boston was hemmed in their own zone by Winnipeg’s aggressive forecheck, but things turned around dramatically in the second. The Bruins could’ve easily had another letdown of a performance, but they bounced back after their first setback in nearly a month and returned to their winning ways.
» Post-Game Breakdown: Bruins spoil Sabres’ shot at revenge
With a playoff-like feel from the drop of the puck until Pouliot lit the lamp in the shootout, tonight’s tilt was easily the most entertaining game for the Black and Gold in 2011-12. From the wave of fisticuffs in the opening period to the frantic finish, the B’s were engaged in an absolute thriller and undoubtedly left the revenge-seeking Sabres feeling stung.
» Post-Game Breakdown: Thomas unbeatable again as B’s blank Habs
Montreal, for the better part of the night, continued to carry play. Were it not for Tim Thomas and a few narrow misses, they likely would’ve run away with one.
Unfortunately Boston’s netminder was damn-near superhuman, stopping all 33 shots he faced to blank the Habs, giving the B’s their ninth-straight victory.
» Post-Game Breakdown: B’s end skid, top Sens
All might not be right with the Black and Gold, but tonight’s win was sorely needed to stop the bleeding. Now with a victory over a team that came in red-hot, the Bruins hope they can continue righting the ship and get on a roll of their own.