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Bruins Snap Four Game Losing Streak, Shutout Senators

Posted in Boston Bruins, Hockey with tags , , on December 23, 2009 by clarencethehorse

The Bruins ended a four-game losing streak (0-2-2) on Monday, as Tim Thomas was strong in shutting out the Ottawa Senators, 2-0.  It was Thomas’ 4th shutout of the season.  Marc Savard also ended a six-game pointless streak with an assist on Marco Sturm’s goal.  Here are the recaps of the three games since my last entry:

5-4 SO loss to Black Hawks on 12/18:

http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hlg=20092010,2,515

2-0 loss to Toronto on 12/19:

http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hlg=20092010,2,521

2-0 win over Ottawa on 12/21:

http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hlg=20092010,2,536

The Chicago 5-4 SO loss featured a late goal by David Krejci that gained the B’s a point, but the Hawks continued their dominance at home (16-4-1 this season).  In the Toronto loss, Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid made his NHL debut.  Tuukka Rask was back in net, and he was solid but the Bruins just couldn’t finish their chance on this night.  The loss aside, the Bruins have been able to keep Maple Leaf Phil Kessel pointless in his three games against his former team. Tempers did flare late in the game, and the last seven or eight minutes ensured that these two teams have developed a genuine dislike for each other. But the Bruins (17-11-7) finally got a win against Brian Elliot (Goalie) and the Senators, and are currently second in the Northeast Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference.  Sorry for the concise entry this week….Clarence will return to form after the holidays.

Note to Jack Edwards:  Enough, ENOUGH ALREADY with the overuse of the “forearm shiver” phrase. It’s tired an meaningless…like you as an announcer.

Note to NESN: Can we get a real Bruins play-by-play person for Christmas?

The Bruins face the Ilya Kovalchuk and the Atlanta Thrashers in about an hour at the TD Garden, with Tim Thomas back in net, then are off until they swing through the sunshine state next Sunday and Monday for games against the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning.

30 Years Ago Today…

It was 30 years ago today that the Bruins went into the stands at Madison Square Garden:

This article was also in today’s NY Times…you may need to sign-up for a FREE account to view:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/23/sports/hockey/23brawl.html?_r=4&ref=hockey&pagewanted=all