Mike Milbury of NESN, NBC Sports and Hockey Night in Canada made his weekly appearance on Dale & Holley on Wednesday, discussing all things Bruins and his feelings on the NHL All-Star Game. 

 

Milbury was quite direct in speaking about Patrice Bergeron's first career hat trick, which he scored in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Senators. Blake Wheeler appeared to have scored what was ruled Bergeron's second goal, and Milbury wasn't happy with how it was credited. 

 

Things got messy at TD Garden on Tuesday.



Patrice Bergeron continued his red-hot play with his first career hat trick while Tim Thomas stopped all 31 shots for his career-best sixth shutout this season - and 23rd career - as the Bruins routed the Ottawa Senators, 6-0, Tuesday night at TD Garden. 

 

The Bruins announced prior to the second period of Monday night's game vs. the Senators that they have assigned defenseman Matt Bartkowski to Providence. Bartkowski, 22, was recalled on an emergency basis Sunday night and made his NHL debut Monday in place of the injured Adam McQuaid. 

 

McQuaid was suffering an undisclosed injury, though he made his return to the lineup on Monday, logging 5:45 of ice time in the first period. 

 

 Defenseman Adam McQuaid will make his return to the Bruins lineup in Tuesday night's game against the Senators. McQuaid was considered a game-time decision after missing Monday's game in Pittsburgh with an undisclosed injury. 

 

With McQuaid back in the lineup for the B's, rookie Matt Bartkowski, who made his NHL debut on Monday, will be a scratch.

 

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Bruins forward Milan Lucic will not play Tuesday night against the Senators at TD Garden due to an undisclosed injury suffered Monday night in the team's 4-2 victory over the Penguins. It will be Lucic's first missed game in a season in which he's led the Bruins with 16 goals through 41 games. 

 

"He's going to be a scratch for tonight," coach Claude Julien said prior to the game, "and hopefully it's a day-to-day situation."

 

Zdeno Chara and Tim Thomas were named to the 2011 NHL All-Star Game roster on Tuesday, the fifth selection for Chara and third for Thomas. 

 

Chara is third in the NHL in average time on ice per game (26:38) and leads all Bruins' defenseman in goals (six) and points (18). Thomas leads the NHL in goals against average (1.84), save percentage (.944) and is tied for the league lead in shutouts (five).

 

The Bruins ended the first half of the season on a remarkable note when they scored four goals in the final 3:23 of regulation to beat the Penguins, 4-2. There may not be a better way of begging for a last-second grade inflation on a hockey scribe's report card.



The Bruins once again proved a third-period terror against the Penguins, scoring four unanswered goals en route to a 4-2 victory at CONSOL Energy Center.

 

With the Penguins leading, 2-0, on second-period goals from Mike Rupp and Kris Letang, the B's scored four goals in the final 3:23 of regulation. Zdeno Chara and Brad Marchand got it started by scoring goals 12 seconds apart, while Mark Recchi potted the game-winner on the power play at 19:10 and Gregory Campbell sealed it with an empty netter. 

 

Tuukka Rask was the first Bruins player on the ice Monday night in Pittsburgh, an indication that he will start for the B's when they take on the Penguins. This marks Rask's fourth start in the last five games. He is 3-8-1 with a 2.57 goals against average and .928 save percentage this season. 

 

Nathan Horton, meanwhile, was not on the ice for the Bruins in warmups, so it seems Daniel Paille will be in the lineup for the second straight game.