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Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Zdeno Chara cares not for French-Canadien scumbags
Common sense holds that eventually all the injuries that are piling up for the Boston Bruins will catch up with them at some point.
Phil Kessel has mono and he will be out for possibly a month and it was announced yesterday that Marco Sturm is done for the season after having knee surgery.
Once again, as has been the case all season, the Bruins took care of business on the ice despite questions debating whether they could withstand the latest injury/illness.
The hated Montreal Canadiens (25-11-6) came to the Garden last night and Boston (32-7-4) won 3-1 behind two great performances by some of its all-stars: two Zdeno Chara goals and 34 saves by Tim Thomas.
After a scoreless first period, Andrei Kostitsyn opened the scoring with a power-play goal 3:24 into the second period. His brother Sergei and Andrei Markov assisted on the tally.
Five minutes later, Chara scored the first of his two power-play goals. The first was from Chuck Kobasew and Aaron Ward. The second (his 9th of the year) was from Dennis Wideman and David Krejci.
With a 1:11 left in the third, Krejci (17th) scored an even-strength goal, assisted by Michael Ryder and Blake Wheeler, that firmly clinched the win for Boston.
The B's travel to Long Island tomorrow night to face the NHL's worst team, the hapless Islanders.