After making his final start of the regular season Saturday, Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas reflected on breaking Dominik Hasek's single-season save percentage record. 

The Bruins held fan appreciation day at the Garden Saturday and made sure they delivered a win to the home crowd, beating the Senators, 3-1. 

Daniel Paille, Nathan Horton and Rich Peverley provided the goals for the B's, though it was the goaltender who ultimately end up being the biggest story. 

WILMINGTON -- Even after the pretty-bad-at-best sounds of 3 Doors Down were turned down, there was still some sort of music in the Bruins’ dressing room Friday at Ristuccia Arena. It wasn’t singing, as resident front-man Mark Stuart was dealt away nearly two months ago.



He’s the center of attention. A first-round pick, his skating might be his biggest advantage out on the ice. He’s been in and out of the lineup, but one had to figure that once he picked up his play, he could play a role for the Bruins in the playoffs. Now he has picked up his play, and he can count on seeing time in the postseason.  



The Bruins announced late Wednesday night that they have assigned defenseman Steven Kampfer to Providence. Kampfer will report to Providence on Thursday. 

Kampfer has played in 38 games for the Bruins this season since being called up following a hand injury to Mark Stuart in December. He has totaled five goals and five assists for 10 points. 

The Providence Bruins have three games remaining on their schedule, meaning Kampfer could see time Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In 20 AHL games this season, Kampfer has three goals and 13 assists for 16 points. 

After scoring his 10th goal of the season in his first game back since a nasty injury to his forehead, Shawn Thornton was quick to give credit to his assistant coaches and back-up goalie Tuukka Rask after Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Islanders at TD Garden. 

Shawn Thornton scored with 00.1 second left in the first period while Dennis Seidenberg and Gregory Campbell scored just 78 seconds apart in the second to snap a 1-1 tie and help the Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Islanders Wednesday night at TD Garden. It was Thornton's first game back since receiving 40 stitches on March 29 to close a gash in his forehead above his right eye. 

Tim Thomas made 30 saves to win his 34th game of the season, two shy of his career high set two seasons ago. The Bruins limited the Islanders to just four shots in the third period. 

The Bruins gave out their regular season awards prior to Wednesday night’s game. They are as follows:

Eddie Shore Award (exceptional hustle and determination): Shawn Thornton

Elizabeth Dufresne Award (outstanding performance in home games): Tim Thomas

John Bucyk Award (greatest off-ice charitable contributions): Andrew Ference

Three stars:

1. Tim Thomas

2. Patrice Bergeron

3. Milan Lucic

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Bruins forward Shawn Thornton is expected to make his return to the lineup Wednesday when the B's take on the Islanders at TD Garden. Thornton missed three straight games after suffering a gash above his right eye last Tuesday against the Blackhawks and receiving approximately 40 stitches. He had his stitches removed Tuesday and skated in the team's optional morning skate on Wednesday. 

WILMINGTON -- On the ice, Tim Thomas is known for being all over the place. Relying on world-class reflexes rather than any conventional method between the pipes, Thomas lives and dies by a wild style.