Heading into their brief three-game West coast swing the Bruins knew they needed to leave the Golden State with a winning record on the trip, thanks to another huge night from the Rolston, Kelly, Pouliot line, the Bruins met their goal.
For the first time since February 24, Tim Thomas spent the entire game on the bench as Marty Turco got the nod for the B’s.
The 36-year old Turco stopped 25 shots for his first win as a Bruin; the win was also his first overall since February 1, 2011 when he was a member of the Blackhawks.
Goals from Zdeno Chara, Beniot Pouliot and Brian Rolston where just enough as the Bruins beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2.
The Bruins second win in as many nights was big in more ways than one. The win gives the Bruins a comfortable lead once again in the Northeast division. The Bruins lead over the Senators is now at five points with one game still in hand. Ottawa plays in Winnipeg tonight.
The two victories out west also put some space between the Florida Panthers and themselves as the Bruins still hold onto the second seed in the East by four points.
The most important benefit from the 2-1 trip is the confidence that has found its way back into the Bruins locker room. After struggling the past few months, it seems that the Bruins have found their game once again, and they couldn’t of have picked a better time.
Winners in four of their last five, the Bruins have just seven games left before they embark in a journey which they hope ultimately leads to another Stanley Cup.
The Bruins got a big boost last night with the return of Rich Peverley. No 49 looked pretty solid in 16:44 of ice time.
The Bruins hope to continue their winning ways when they return to the Garden tomorrow night to host Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning.