What had the makings of a great comeback win proved to be nothing more than the Bruins' latest loss, as they fell to the Sharks, 4-2, at TD Garden on Saturday. 

Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid will be kept out of Saturday's game against the Sharks at TD Garden, marking the fourth consecutive game the second-year defenseman has missed with a neck injury. 

McQuaid returned to practice Friday and participated in Saturday's optional morning skate, but was not not he ice when the B's took warmups Saturday night. In his place on the third pairing with Andrew Ference will be Steven Kampfer, who is playing in his second game of the season since returning from a sprained left knee. 

The season is young, but it’s safe to say the Bruins needed what they got Thursday night. What they got was a convincing win to follow a truly ugly loss Tuesday, and a win that saw their two underperforming power forwards get back on track. 

Bruin fans conducted their second annual "Thank You, Kessel" chant in October as Tyler Seguin and the Bruins destroyed the Maple Leafs, 6-2, at TD Garden on Thursday night. 

Center David Krejci and defenseman Steven Kampfer are set to make their return to the Bruins' lineup Thursday night against the Maple Leafs. 

Krejci injured his core last Tuesday in practice and has missed the last three games. He will skate on a line with Benoit Pouliot and Rich Peverley. Kampfer, meanwhile, suffered a left knee sprain in a Sept. 29 preseason game against the Senators. The Bruins sent Matt Bartkowski, who had replaced Kampfer as the team's seventh defenseman, to Providence. Adam McQuaid remains out with a neck injury. 

Bruins coach Claude Julien said after Thursday's morning skate that center David Krejci will be a game-time decision against the Maple Leafs, with defenseman Steven Kampfer "likely" to play and Adam McQuaid out. 

Bruins forward Brad Marchand joined the Mut & Merloni show Wednesday afternoon, one day after the B's fell to 2-4-0 with a 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes.

The Bruins tried to get physical with Carolina, but it backfired in the final period with some key penalties.

Claude Julien shook up the Bruins' lines in Wednesday's practice at TD Garden, seemingly to get a spark from his team after a 2-4-0 start to the season. Nathan Horton was among those to see a demotion, as he was on the second line. The new lines are as follows:

Milan Lucic – Chris Kelly – Tyler Seguin

Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Nathan Horton

Benoit Pouliot – David Krejci – Rich Peverley – Jordan Caron

Shawn Thornton – Gregory Campbell – Daniel Paille

Nathan Horton has been a hero in Boston since his first of three game-winning goals in the playoffs during the spring’s Stanley Cup run, but a new season has bought a new batch of frustrations for the B’s fi

After the Bruins' ugly, penalty-filled 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes, B's coach Claude Julien, who was given a game misconduct in the third period, said he did not know why he was tossed. 

"I wish I knew," Julien said. "I really wish I knew. I guess when they announced the misconduct to Lucic, I just shook my head. I guess that was merit for being kicked out. That's all I can come up with."