Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas had some interesting things to say on the hit that Milan Lucic put on Sabres netminder Ryan Miller in the first period of the Bruins' 6-2 over Buffalo at TD Garden Saturday night. Lucic barreled over Miller after the goalie came out of his net to clear a puck the two were chasing. The B's left wing was assesed a charging minor for the play. 

There was no retaliation on Lucic, so Thomas was prepared for the possibility of the Sabres going after him. 

Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller was asked following Saturday night's 6-2 loss to the Bruins whether he was injured when B's left wing Milan Lucic charged him in the first period, but he wasn't interested in talking about himself. He was interested in expressing his thoughts on Lucic and the dirty hit.

The Bruins are finally over .500, and they have a lot of scoring and a couple of youngsters to thank for it. 

The B's defeated the Sabres, 6-2, at TD Garden Saturday to improve to 8-7-0 on the season behind three-point nights from Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand. Seguin had a two-goal showing, matching his rookie-year total of 11 goals, and contributed an assist. Marchand had a goal and two assists. The B's have now scored at least five goals in each of their last five games. 

Bruins forward Rich Peverley will be a game-time decision Saturday vs. the Sabres, coach Claude Julien said after the team's morning skate. Peverley, who is dealing with an undisclosed injury, has missed the Bruins' last two games. He took part in the morning skate, and if he is unable to go, Zach Hamill will play in his place. Hamill picked up an assist in Thursday's 6-3 victory over the Oilers. 

Brad Marchand has a way with words. He knows how to use them to his advantage when getting in opponents’ heads, and he knows which ones will get him in trouble with the referees.



Bruins coach Claude Julien said after Thursday's 6-3 win over the Oilers that defenseman Andrew Ference, who left the game in the second period, has a lower-body injury. 

"Only a lower-body injury right now, and I don’t know the severity of it, so that’s all I can give you," Julien said after the game.

Ference played only two shifts in the second period and totaled 9:22 of icetime on the night. 

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Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin scored the only goals of the second period to snap a 2-2 tie and lead the Bruins to their fourth straight win, a 6-3 decision over the Oilers Thursday night at TD Garden. Defenseman Joe Corvo added three assists and Tuukka Rask stopped 27-of-30 shots in winning his second straight start. 

After starting the season 3-7-0, the Bruins have finally worked their way back to .500 with the win. The Bruins also reached the .500 mark for the first time since the second game of the season. The Bruins have scored 24 goals in four-game winning streak.

Tuukka Rask was the first goaltender off the ice at the Bruins' morning skate Thursday, an indication that he will start against the Oilers. Rask picked up his first win of the season (1-3-0) Monday, stopping 24 of 26 shots in a 6-2 win over the Islanders. 

To the surprise of no one, forward Daniel Paille is officially out for Thursday night. Paille had surgery Wednesday after getting hit in the face with a slapshot from Steve Staios in the third period Monday. Benoit Pouliot will play on the fourth line with Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton in Paille's place.

Tyler Seguin walked to his stall in the home dressing room at TD Garden Wednesday, saw a group of reporters from both Boston and Edmonton waiting, and jokingly said he would not be answering questions about Taylor Hall



The Bruins recalled Zach Hamill from Providence on an emergency basis on Wednesday evening. Hamill, 23, will be present for Thursday's morning skate and could play against the Oilers Thursday night.

This move serves as insurance in case Rich Peverley is unable to play. Peverley missed Monday's game, but returned to practice Wednesday and is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. With Daniel Paille likely out due surgery on his broken nose, Benoit Pouliot already figures to be in the lineup.