In a game that feature eight goals in the second period, 11 men in the two penalty boxes at once and a fight between the goalies, the Bruins beat the Canadiens, 8-6, Wednesday night at TD Garden in an epic battle between the two archrivals. Milan Lucic and Michael Ryder each scored twice and Nathan Horton scored and added four assists in a five-point night to help the Bruins extend their lead to four points over Montreal in the division and remain solidly in third place in the Eastern Conference. 


In a growing trend, there was another fight involving goalies in the NHL and this one involved the Bruins and their archrival Canadiens. 


As several skaters battled in a scrum behind Montreal goalie Carey Price, Tim Thomas skated the length of the ice and challenged Price to a fight with 7:24 left in the second period as part of a donnybrook at the Garden Wednesday. The skirmish between lasted just 15 seconds as Price dragged Thomas to the ice and neither one landed any punches of signficance. 


Mike Milbury of NESN and NBC Sports made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday to talk about the Bruins and the NHL.


Tyler Seguin has been given a lot. The second overall pick in last year's draft, Seguin has been welcomed to the city of Boston with open arms, and viewed by the NHL as one of the league's top talents.

Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was the first to leave the ice in Thursday's morning skate, an indication that he will be in goal when the B's host the Canadiens at 7 p.m. Thomas, 25-6-6 this season, has a 1.80 goals against average and a .945 save percentage, both of which lead the league. 


David Krejci knew before the season that in a lineup without Marc Savard, the expectations usually placed on No. 91 might fall on him.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli made an appearance on the Dale & Holley show Tuesday. Chiarelli was first asked about Marc Savard, who will not play again in the 2010-11 season due to a concussion suffered on January 22, his second in 10 months. Chiarelli said it wasn't a difficult call to put Savard on long-term injury reserve.


WILMINGTON -- Bruins center Patrice Bergeron left Tuesday's practice after a puck off the stick of teammate Johnny Boychuk bounced off a partition in the glass and hit him in the chin. Bergeron was taken to the hospital, where he received stitches and had x-rays taken. Coach Claude Julien said that the x-rays were taken  "just as a precaution" and that he expects Bergeron to be in the lineup Wednesday night against the Canadiens. 


The Bruins announced on Monday that they have recalled winger Jordan Caron from Providence. Caron began the season in the NHL before being sent down on Dec. 6. 


In 20 games for Boston this season, Caron had three goals and four assists for seven points. He had 6-11=17 totals for Providence over 27 games.


The Bruins are currently without winger Daniel Paille for the next three games due to a four-game suspension, and will not have Marc Savard for the rest of the season. 


The annual image of an emotional Marc Savard struggling through his words as he talks about his future isn’t easier the second time around, especially when the questions are about whether concussions have doomed his career for the last time.