Former NHL coach Pat Burns' widow noticed Tuesday morning that her car had been broken into hours after her husband's funeral in Montreal. According to The Associated Press, the thieves took autographed hockey jerseys, as well as Burns' wallet.


"They went through his stuff," said Constable Anie Lemieux. "The person who left with the shirts and everything knows that this is Pat Burns' stuff."


WILMINGTON -- Bruins center Marc Savard reiterated on Tuesday that he will not be playing when the B's take on the Flyers in Philadelphia on Wednesday. He noted that though he's not ready to get back into games just yet, he isn't feeling particularly behind in any areas. 


The Bruins have it bad enough right now without being reminded of how bad it was last May. 

Yet on Wednesday, the B's, currently in the midst of a 5-6-2 slump, will have the chance to turn last season's devastation -- a blown three-games-to-none series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals against Flyers -- into a motivating factor when they head to Philadelphia for the first time since Game 6. 

On Monday, the Bruins traded defenseman Matt Hunwick to the Avalanche in exchange for former Boston University defenseman Colby Cohen.

Hunwick, 25, was in his fourth season with the B's. He had three points and a plus-4 rating through 22 games. Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said the deal had been in the works for some time, and the trigger was pulled on Monday.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Monday night that in moving the contract of Matt Hunwick, which they did in trading the blueliner to the Avalanche, will allow the Bruins to eventually activate center Marc Savard without going over the leagues $59.4 million salary cap. 


"This was one of the steps that we had to take as an organization to take care of the cap situation," Chiarelli said of the trade, which landed them former Boston University defenseman Colby Cohen. 


The Bruins have traded defenseman Matt Hunwick to the Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Colby Cohen. Hunwick had a goal and three assists in 22 games for the Bruins this season. 


Cohen played his college hockey at Boston University. In three seasons at BU, Cohen had 78 points. In three NHL games this season, Cohen has zero points and four penalty minutes. 


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WILMINGTON -- Bruins center Marc Savard doesn't know when he will make his long-awaited season debut after battling post-concussion symptoms, but said on Monday that it won't be long before he is back. Following his third practice of the full-contact variety, Savard felt confident that he could soon be in the Bruins' lineup. 


Every offseason is full uncertainty. Of course, the summer is also the time that everyone, from the fans to the media and everyone in between, looks at what the coming season may hold. It's no surprise that once the games are played, just about everybody gets proven wrong in some, way shape or form. Injuries, sleepers and letdowns happen, and it's impossible to always see each one coming. 

After winning the last 10 meetings against the Thrashers, the Bruins finally found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard against Atlanta, dropping a 4-1 decision to the hosts Sunday night. It was the fifth straight win for the Thrashers, who got another stellar performance from Ondrej Pavelec, who stopped 40 of the Bruins' 41 shots. Pavelec has stopped 201 of 207 shots during Atlanta's recent win streak.


Taking the loss in net for the Bruins was Tuukka Rask, who allowed three first-period goals. The netminder would stop 22 of the Thrashers' 26 shots.

The Bruins were missing a couple of key guys from Saturday's practice in Jordan Caron and David Krejci. Both players, as well as Marco Sturm, were battling the flu, but the absences weren't the story for B's. Instead of worrying about who wasn't on the ice, it seemed the focus was on the guy who was there -- the guy who was doing everything without any problems.