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Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Rick Tocchet probably lost a lot of money on this game
It only took 17 games but the Boston Bruins finally won back-to-back games in the 2009-2010 season. The B's (8-7-2) knocked off the road weary and banged up Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins (12-6-0), 3-0 last night at the TD Garden.
Tim Thomas stopped 27 saves for his second shutout of the season and three different Bruins scored goals.
With 1:36 gone by in the second period, Bruins forward/defenseman Matt Hunwick scored his fourth of the year off assists from Dennis Wideman and Steve Begin. The goal was reviewed since the puck quickly bounced out of the net but it stood.
Daniel Paille scored his first goal for Boston in the third period after he was sent in alone on Penguins goalie Marc Andre-Fleury (26 saves). Patrice Bergeron and Mark Recchi assisted with Recchi providing the pass that sprung Paille who had just hopped over the boards for a line change.
Bergeron wrapped up the scoring with an empty-net, short-handed goal with four seconds left in the game. Begin and Wideman assisted on the Bruins' first short-handed tally of the season.
Even given all the Penguins' injuries, this was a great win since they're tied for the Capitals for most points in the Eastern Conference.
The Florida Panthers come to the Garden tomorrow night as the Bruins look to make it three in a row.