Boyes and Murray scored in a 3:52 span of the first period to
give the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Boyes opened the scoring, converting a
pass from Shawn McEachern after McEachern stole the puck from
Roberto Luongo behind the net. Luongo has struggled against Boston
this season, giving up eight goals in two games.
"In the first period, I made a mistake on their first goal and
it cost us," Luongo said. "Under the new rules, guys are allowed
to stand in the crease and we have to defend that."
Slegr made it 3-0 30 seconds into the third period during a
two-man advantage. Slegr scored after Branislav Mezei received a
minor penalty following a double minor to Martin Gelinas. Gelinas
received an additional minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct
after mocking the referee twice before heading to the penalty box.
The goal snapped an 0-for-16 drought on the power play for Boston.
"With Andrew out, we are hoping Hannu could rise up and he has
done more than that," Bruins veteran defenseman Hal Gill said.
Green added an empty-net goal for Boston, 3-0-4 in its last
Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque rejoined the Bruins on
Thursday as a coaching consultant. The 44-year-old Bourque will
work with the team at practice two to four times a week, starting
Friday. ... Boston recalled Milan Jurcina and Eric Nickulas from
Providence. ... The Bruins allowed less than three goals for the
second time in the last 10. ... Four of the Bruins' six wins this
season have come against Florida and Pittsburgh.
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Arena: TD Garden Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Referees: Mike Hasenfratz, Dan O'Rourke Linesmen: Steve Miller, Jean Morin
Attendance: 15,102 (86.0% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Brad Boyes (4)
Assist: Shawn McEachern
Glen Murray (8)
Assists: Joe Thornton, Sergei Samsonov
No scoring this period
Jiri Slegr (2)
(Power Play) Assists: Sergei Samsonov, Patrice Bergeron
Joel Kwiatkowski (1)
Assists: Juraj Kolnik, Niklas Hagman
Travis Green (3)
(Empty Net) Assists: P.J. Axelsson, Nick Boynton