The Boston Bruins ended the week on a sour note, dropping Friday’s matinée game after allowing three power play goals-against on three Carolina Hurricanes’ opportunities, for a record of 1-2-0 for the week.
It may be tough to find a diamond in the rough after the B’s scored just four goals in three games last week, but there were certainly some bright spots to look back on.
Brad Marchand: Scored a shorthanded goal just 0:08 into the final frame to spark a third period comeback against the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night, 3-1. It was his eighth point of the season (three goals) and his second shorthanded goal of the year.
Mark Recchi: Scored two of the Bruins’ four goals this past week—including the game-winner against the Panthers—while notching his 1,500th NHL career point in Florida. The future Hall-of-Famer is now third on the team with 15 points (four goals).
Tim Thomas: Started two of the Bruins’ three games and went 1-1-0. He stopped 49-of-53 total shots through those two contests, and compiled a 2.01 goals-against average and .925 save-percentage. Thomas is now top-5 in the NHL among goaltenders with 11 wins; second with a 1.56 goals-against average; and save-percentage of .951 which tops the charts.
The B’s are in action today at 5 p.m. in Atlanta to face former assistant coach Craig Ramsay and the Thrashers at the Phillips Arena.