Though the end got a bit scary for the Bruins in their 3-2 victory over the Capitals on Saturday (recap), the win accomplished two things. It snapped Boston's three-game losing streak and it put one of the tougher teams in the division (usually, anyway) out of their heads for the rest of the regular season. 



Bruins coach Claude Julien revealed little about the state of winger Brad Marchand following the Bruins' 3-2 victory over the Capitals on Saturday night. Marchand left the game following the second period with an undisclosed injury and did not return. 

 

"What I was told in between periods was that he wasn't going to come back tonight and that they'd evaluate him," Julien said. "Right now, what I was told is he's day-to-day."

 

Patrice Bergeron, Andrew Ference and Blake Wheeler scored in the first period as the Bruins raced out to a 3-0 lead and held on for a 3-2 win over slumping Washington Capitals Saturday night at TD Garden. Tim Thomas stopped 39-of-41 shots to improve to 15-3-3 as the Bruins snapped a three-game losing streak. Thomas stopped Alex Ovechkin on a point-blank chance with 10.2 seconds remaining to preserve the victory.

 

Thursday night's game, a 4-3 Bruins' loss (recap) to Montreal, featured just about everything it could have, including more goals than one would have expected in a contest started by Tim Thomas and



 

 It was a game that featured plenty of back and forth, but the Bruins didn't join in until they had fallen behind early on and the Canadiens took a 4-3 victory Thursday night at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens, who are first in the Northeast Division, now lead the Bruins by four points. 

 

The Bruins started slow, allowing a penalty shot goal to Mike Cammalleri at 1:04 when Zdeno Chara hooked the winger on a breakaway that was the result of a Milan Lucic turnover, while Maxim Lapierre added his fifth of the season at 6:24. 



Drew Stafford provided all the offense for Buffalo against the Bruins as he picked up a hat trick in a 3-2 Sabres win.

 

The Bruins relinquished the lead twice in the game, as they went up in first and third periods, respectively, on goals from David Krejci and Michael Ryder.

 

Gregory Campbell, Shawn Thornton and Brad Marchand, who make up the popular "Merlot line" tied one another for the team lead with four shots apiece on reigning Vezina winner Ryan Miller.

 

Peter Chiarelli released a statement Tuesday saying Marco Sturm has passed his physical with the Kings, making his trade from the Bruins official. Rich Hammond was the first to report the physical being completed.

 

The Bruins announced on Saturday that they had sent Sturm to Los Angeles in exchange for nothing. Trading Sturm, who is coming off a torn ACL and MCL, allowed the Bruins to avoid a messy salary cap situation that would have been encontered with his activation. Sturm, a free agent at season's end, has a $3.5 million salary cap hit.

 

According to a tweet from TSN's Bob McKenzie, the NHL has scheduled a disciplinary hearing for Monday in regard to Flyers forward Jody Shelley's hit on Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid. The play, in which Shelley received a boarding major and game misconduct, occurred in the second period of the Flyers' 2-1 overtime win. The players were racing for an iced puck when Shelley pushed McQuaid, who went head-first into the boards and had the wind knocked out of him.

 

The Bruins and Flyers came within three seconds of a shootout on Saturday night, but Mike Richards ended it with a 2-1 Philadelphia win before it could come to that.