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. 

 

The Bruins kicked off the first game of their season series with the Maple Leafs in style, with two of their top young forwards achieving milestones and T



The Maple Leafs had a tough night on Thursday as they were shut out by Tim Thomas, but nobody got it anywhere near as badly as Phil Kessel. The former Bruins’ fifth overall pick left town after the B’s, unable to strike an extension with him prior to last season, sent him to the Leafs for a package of draft picks. Since the trade, Kessel has been unable to muster a single goal against his former club, much to the delight of Bruins fans.

Bruins head coach Claude Julien finished his post-game press conference Thursday by announcing that general manager Peter Chiarelli has decided that rookie phenom Tyler Seguin will be staying with the NHL team and not be heading back to juniors. 

 

"He's here to stay," Julien announced. As a result, Seguin cannot be sent to Providence of the AHL and will remain part of the Bruins roster for his entire rookie season. Seguin scored his second NHL goal in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

 

On a night the Bruins honored hall of famer Milt Schmidt, the team looked like the "Big Bad Bruins" that Schmidt put together in the 1970s and came away with a hard-fought 2-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden. 

 

Patrice Bergeron scored his first of the season on a slap shot from the top of the left circle on the power play with just 41 seconds left in the first period. Tyler Seguin collected his second career goal and first on home ice when he beat Toronto's Jonas Gustavsson at 12:26 of the second period.