Claude Julien didn't pull any punches following his team's dismal performance in a 3-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks Monday night at TD Garden. The Bruins were shutout for the third time this season as the sellout crowd began booing the home team late in the first period and continued to voice their displeasure throughout. 

 

In one of their more lackluster performances of the season, the Bruins were blanked by the Anaheim Ducks, 3-0, Monday night at TD Garden. The Bruins did manage 45 shots on Jonas Hiller but could not sustain pressure in front as Hiller recorded his second shutout this season, and eighth career. 

 

WEEI.com hockey writer Graig Woodburn passed away Sunday night. Woodburn, 50, had been battling pancreatic cancer.

 

A native of Ipswich, Woodburn covered both the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings for the Riverside (Calif.) Press Enterprise, The Associated Press, and Sporting News for the past decade. He served as a Bruins beat writer for WEEI.com throughout the 2009-10 season, last reporting on June's NHL draft in Los Angeles. (To read Woodburn's WEEI.com columns, click here.)

 

Brad Marchand was not on the ice at the Bruins' morning skate on Monday after leaving Saturday's game following the second period. Marchand, who has been considered day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, will not be in the lineup vs. the Ducks on Monday, as Daniel Paille has been told by assistant coaches to expect to play. 

 

Though the end got a bit scary for the Bruins in their 3-2 victory over the Capitals on Saturday (recap), the win accomplished two things. It snapped Boston's three-game losing streak and it put one of the tougher teams in the division (usually, anyway) out of their heads for the rest of the regular season. 



Bruins coach Claude Julien revealed little about the state of winger Brad Marchand following the Bruins' 3-2 victory over the Capitals on Saturday night. Marchand left the game following the second period with an undisclosed injury and did not return. 

 

"What I was told in between periods was that he wasn't going to come back tonight and that they'd evaluate him," Julien said. "Right now, what I was told is he's day-to-day."

 

Patrice Bergeron, Andrew Ference and Blake Wheeler scored in the first period as the Bruins raced out to a 3-0 lead and held on for a 3-2 win over slumping Washington Capitals Saturday night at TD Garden. Tim Thomas stopped 39-of-41 shots to improve to 15-3-3 as the Bruins snapped a three-game losing streak. Thomas stopped Alex Ovechkin on a point-blank chance with 10.2 seconds remaining to preserve the victory.

 

Thursday night's game, a 4-3 Bruins' loss (recap) to Montreal, featured just about everything it could have, including more goals than one would have expected in a contest started by Tim Thomas and Carey Price. 

Thomas allowed four goals for just the second time this season and took his first road loss in regulation, while Price allowed three in picking up his league-leading 18th win of the season. 



 

 It was a game that featured plenty of back and forth, but the Bruins didn't join in until they had fallen behind early on and the Canadiens took a 4-3 victory Thursday night at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens, who are first in the Northeast Division, now lead the Bruins by four points. 

 

The Bruins started slow, allowing a penalty shot goal to Mike Cammalleri at 1:04 when Zdeno Chara hooked the winger on a breakaway that was the result of a Milan Lucic turnover, while Maxim Lapierre added his fifth of the season at 6:24. 

Ryan Miller made 32 saves, while Mark Recchi played his 1600th game. (AP)

Penalties and a Drew Stafford hat trick did the Bruins in as they fell to the Sabres, 3-2, on Wednesday (recap), but the more significant big-picture story was that the game marked the first time Tyler Seguin was a healthy scratch.