March 2nd, 2010 by

End of 20: Bruins 1, Canadiens 0

Being away from NHL action for over two weeks was apparent in the first half of the first period. The Bruins are up 1-0 on the Habs, but looked a bit rusty — especially defensively. The B’s are having a rough time getting the puck out of their own zone and through the neutral zone.

Nonetheless, the score is 1-0 and Tuukka Rask continues to shine for the B’s — stopping all 10 shots the Canadiens put his way.

The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power play; a great second-effort by Marco Sturm to net his team-leading 19th goal on the season. Sturm poked a trickling Zdeno Chara rebound behind carey price for the 1-0 lead. It’s his first goal in four games.

  • The assist was Chara’s 29 on the season, and now had 0-5-5 in his last six games
  • Marc Savard got in on the action as well; getting his 23rd helper on the year. No. 91 now has 0-6-6 in his last seven games
  • The Bruins will be shorthanded for the first 1:09 of the second period, as Vladimir Sobotka finishes his two minutes in the sin bin for slashing.

HITS:
Bruins: 10
Habs: 8

SHOTS ON GOAL:
Bruins: 7
Habs: 10

FACE-OFFS:
Bruins: 42%
Habs: 58%

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