The Bruins record books need some revising after Wednesday night.



Brad Marchand scored his first career goal and Tim Thomas improved to 7-0-0, the best start ever for a Bruins goaltender, as the B's defeated the Sabres, 5-2, in Buffalo on Wednesday night. 

 

NESN and NBC Sports hockey analyst Mike Milbury made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday to talk about the Bruins and league news.

 

Tim Thomas was first off the ice at the Bruins' morning skate in Buffalo, according to multiple reports on Wednesday, and it appears the 36-year-old goaltender will be between the pipes for the Bruins when they take on the Sabres on Wednesday night. 

 

WILMINGTON -- Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was named the No. 2 star of the NHL for the month of October, finishing second only to Lightning center Steven Stamkos for the top distinction. 

 

Thomas, who did not start the season-opener in on Oct. 9, has won all of his six starts, allowing just three goals and posting a goals against average of 0.50 and a .984 save percentage. Those stats, as well as his three shutouts, lead the NHL.

 

Bruins winger Jordan Caron celebrated his 20th birthday on Tuesday and, fittingly, his ability to seize opportunity early in his NHL career has been a gift to the B's. 



WILMINGTON -- Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was named the NHL's No. 1 star of the week on Monday. Thomas made 49 saves in two starts over the course of the week, winning games over the Maple Leafs and Senators in shutout fashion.

 

On the season, Thomas, 36 has allowed just three goals in winning all six of his starts, leading the NHL in goals against average (0.50), save percentage (.984) and shutouts (3). In 43 games last season, Thomas posted a 2.56 GAA with a .915 save percentage and five shutouts.

 

The Bruins are a perfect 4-0 on the road to open the season, and nobody is talking about it. The team's leading goal-scorer of a season ago admittedly had a setback in his recovery from knee surgery recently, and nobody is talking about it.



Tim Thomas made 29 saves and picked up his second straight shutout (third of the season) as the Bruins blanked the Senators, 4-0, in Ottawa. He is now off to the best start by a Bruins goalie since Tiny Thompson 73 years ago.

 

WILMINGTON -- The Bruins announced on Friday that they have assigned forward Brian McGrattan to Providence for conditioning. McGrattan, who played with the B's throughout training camp on a tryout basis, was signed by the team following the second game of the season and has been a healthy scratch in each of the five games he's technically been a member of the Bruins.