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  • Bruins Daily player of the week: Dec. 5-11

    Player of the Week

    Bruins Daily player of the week: Dec. 5-11

    Joe Makarski December 12, 2011

    (Media credit: Getty Images) Joe Corvo's two-goal performance against Columbus Saturday night earned him this week's Bruins Daily player of the week honors

    After an impressive victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins to start the week, the Boston Bruins dropped two straight to Southeast Division foes Winnipeg — which snapped Boston’s 15-game unbeaten streak — and Florida, and suffered their first regulation loss(es) since dropping a 4-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on Oct. 29th.

    The Bruins capped off the bittersweet week with a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday in a game that saw Zdeno Chara leave with a lower body injury. While the captain is day-to-day with an injury, fellow defenseman Joe Corvo, who had struggled in recent weeks, scored twice against Columbus — including the game-winner on a third period power play — and earned himself Bruins Daily player of the week honors.

    Corvo’s stats might not be anything to write home about — two goals and a minus-two rating last week. What started out as a rough week, however, turned into a solid ending for the ex-Carolina Hurricane.

    In a game that saw Tim Thomas get pulled in favor of Tuukka Rask in the second period and Chara’s injury, the Bruins needed a spark in the lineup, the ex-Carolina Hurricane provided that with his first tallies as a member of the Black and Gold in the team’s 5-3 victory in Columbus.

    With 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists) and a plus-6 rating in 28 games, Corvo is still trying to make some sort of impact with his new club. Saturday’s performance, one that former Bruin Tomas Kaberle — recently acquired by the hated Habs — could only dream of in Boston.

    Previous winners:

    Oct. 6-9: Brad Marchand
    Oct. 10-6: Tyler Seguin
    Oct.17-23: Milan Lucic
    Oct. 24-30: None
    Oct. 31-Nov. 6: Tyler Seguin (2)
    Nov. 7-13: Tyler Seguin (3)
    Nov. 14-20: Chris Kelly
    Nov. 21-27: Chris Kelly (2)
    Nov. 28-Dec. 4: David Krejci
    Dec. 5-11: Joe Corvo

    Here are Corvo’s two goals from Saturday’s contest:

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