The Bruins couldn't keep up with the Sharks, falling in San Jose by a 2-1 score Thursday. 

A Milan Lucic giveaway in the first period led to Joe Pavelski's 27th goal of the season just 3:57 into the game, and the Sharks added to their lead with a Daniel Winnik goal early in the third period. Zdeno Chara broke up Antti Niemi's shutout bid with 4:15 remaining in regulation, but the B's were unable to get the equalizer. 

NESN Bruins analyst Andy Brickley made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday to talk about the Bruins' recent struggles and changes they've made as the team prepares for a three-game trip to the West Coast.

WILMINGTON -- Bruins coach Claude Julien said after Tuesday's optional practice that forward Rich Peverley will join the team on its upcoming three-game west coast road trip.

Peverley has not played since Feb. 15 due to a knee sprain, but started skating again last Wednesday. He has yet to take physical contact, but is considered day-to-day by the team. 

Julien also said that there is no news regarding the status of concussed forward Nathan Horton, and that the winger will not be traveling with the team. 

It seems there is finally a solution to the Bruins’ issue of needing points while also needing to rest Tim Thomas: Play the Maple Leafs.  



Brian Rolston had a four-point night as the Bruins crushed the Maple Leafs, 8-0, Monday at TD Garden. 

The win was the Bruins' second straight after the team's recent four-game losing streak. With the victory, the B's have 87 points on the season. 

The Bruins scored four first-period goals, getting tallies from Chris Kelly, Gregory Campbell, Benoit Pouliot and Brad Marchand. They added three more in the second thanks to goals from Pouliot, Zdeno Chara and Rolston before Tyler Seguin made it 8-0.  

Meeting with the media before Monday's game to discuss Shawn Thornton's two-year contract extension, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said the team will not extend any more players before the end of the season. 

"The rest we've put off until after the season," Chiarelli said. "I've spoken to all of them, and I want them to focus on hockey, so we're not doing any more until after the season."

The Bruins got an encouraging sign Monday morning when forward Rich Peverley, who is coming back from a sprained right knee, took part in the team's morning skate. It was Peverley's first time participating in a practice with teammates since suffering his injury on Feb. 15, and he could be closing in on a return to the lineup. 

"Day-to-day," coach Claude Julien said of Peverley's status. "There's no exact time for when he's going to start playing again, but he's looking better every day."

Losing creates desperation, but a team needs more than desperation to turn things around. The Bruins swung the right balance between desperation and determination Saturday as they turned in a much stronger effort and broke their four-game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers. 



According to a report from TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Bruins and forward Shawn Thornton have agreed to a two-year deal worth $1.1 million a year. Thornton was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. 

The 34-year-old Thornton has been with the Bruins since the 2007-08 season and has four goals and eight assists for 12 points on the season. He had a career year last season, registering 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points. 

Thornton is a two-time Stanley Cup champion, winning with the Ducks in 2006-07 and Bruins last season. 

Tim Thomas stopped Danny Briere while David Krejci, Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron all scored in the shootout to lift the Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Flyers in a thrilling St. Patrick's Day matinee at TD Garden. The Bruins gained two points and have 85 on the season, putting them momentarily a point ahead of Ottawa for the Northeast Division lead.