The Bruins announced Sunday that they have sent forwards Seth Griffith and Ryan Spooner to Providence.

The Bruins announced Sunday that they have sent forwards Seth Griffith and Ryan Spooner to Providence.

Spooner played in the Bruins’€™ first five games of the season, centering Milan Lucic and Matt Fraser for three games before centering the fourth line with Daniel Paille and Simon Gagne until Gregory Campbell returned from injury. He struggled as a third-liner, while the Juliens were hesitant to use play him while he centered the fourth line. Spooner played just 4:22 on Wednesday against the Red Wings.

Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reported prior to Thursday’€™s game that the Bruins would play Spooner at left wing once he was sent to Providence. The team had been hesitant to play Spooner anywhere but center since drafting him in 2010, but Spooner’€™s struggles in the defensive zone might make him better-served to play wing.

Griffith was recalled last Sunday to serve as the right wing on David Krejci‘€™s line with Lucic. He played two games in that role, but was replaced late in both games by Gagne.

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Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

Chris Kelly is tied for the Bruins team lead with five points. (Getty Images)Think what you want about the Bruins’ decision to keep Chris Kelly and not move Loui Eriksson to the first line.



The Bruins had to play with only five defensemen Saturday night, but three of them scored as the B’€™s took an easy 4-0 win over the Sabres.

Zdeno Chara and Dougie Hamilton had goals for the Bruins. (Getty)

Zdeno Chara and Dougie Hamilton had goals for the Bruins. (Getty)

The Bruins had to play with only five defensemen Saturday night, but three of them scored as the B’€™s took an easy 4-0 win over the Sabres.

Niklas Svedberg, playing in his third career NHL game, picked up his first NHL shutout with a 32-save performance.

After Kevan Miller had left the game following a fight, Dougie Hamilton scored his first goal of the season on a wrist shot from the point and picked up a secondary assist on a Zdeno Chara blast to make it 2-0 in the first period.

Torey Krug netted his first of the season as well, taking a puck off the boards and beating Jhonas Enroth with a wrist shot at 11:40 of the second. Just over three minutes later, Carl Soderberg roofed a backhander in front to make it 4-0.

The Bruins will next play Tuesday in Boston against the Sharks.

Here are some observations from the game:

- Kevan Miller left the game due to injury after fighting Nicolas Deslauriers on his fifth shift of the game, leaving the B’€™s to manage with five defensemen for the vast majority of the game.

That became tougher in the second period, when an early penalty from Adam McQuaid and a late penalty from Dennis Seidenberg meant more responsibility and minutes on the penalty kill for the rest of Boston’€™s defense.

- Speaking of penalties, the Sabres are so bad this season. The Bruins took seven penalties, giving Buffalo nearly 13 and a half minutes of time on the man advantage, and the Sabres still failed to beat Svedberg.

- The Bruins blocked a ton of shots against the Sabres, getting in front of 22 of Buffalo’€™s shots.

- Another game, another great showing from Carl Soderberg’€™s line. He and Chris Kelly lead the team with five points apiece.

- Patrice Bergeron had the assist on Hamilton’s goal, giving the Bruins center 499 career points. That ties him with Adam Oates for 13th all-time in Bruins history. Just a hunch, but the guess here is that he gets to 500 at some point.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

Milan Lucic apologized Saturday morning for the fine-warranting gesture he made at Canadiens fans Thursday night.

Milan Lucic apologized Saturday morning for the fine-warranting gesture he made at Canadiens fans Thursday night.

Lucic made the obscene gesture as he entered the penalty box with 1:20 to play in the Bruins’€™ eventual 6-4 loss to the Canadiens. He argued with a referee after the Habs added a power play empty-netter, which earned him a game misconduct. He did not speak to the media after the game and was fined $5,000 for the gesture on Friday.

“I’€™m not proud of what I did there. I just want to apologize to our organization for embarrassing the Bruins organization,” Lucic told reporters Saturday morning in Buffalo.

“I also want to apologize to our fans and also apologize to the Montreal Canadiens organization and the Canadiens fans,’€ he added. I know they can get under your skin sometimes but they are great fans. “I apologize for my actions. I regret what I did.”

Lucic had a pair of assists in Thursday’€™s game, which were his first two points of the season. According to ESPN Boston’€™s Joe McDonald, Simon Gagne skated on Lucic’€™s line with David Krejci in Saturday’s morning skate after finishing the last two games in that spot. Gagne scored late in Thursday’s game while playing with the duo.

Matt Fraser reportedly skated on the fourth line with Daniel Paille and Gregory Campbell. Such a move is interesting, as Paille played right wing Thursday when Gagne was on the line. Perhaps that was preparation for Fraser, far more effective on the left wing than on the right, to return to the lineup in the position he plays best.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean
The world's biggest Canadiens fan Tony Marinaro joins MFB after the Bruins and Tuukka Rask suffered another loss in Montreal.

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Milan Lucic lost his cool Thursday night, and now he’ll pay the price: $5,000.

The Bruins forward made an obscene gesture toward Montreal fans after being sent to the penalty box for boarding with 80 seconds to play and the B’s trailing by a goal.

Milan Lucic lost his cool Thursday night, and now he’ll pay the price: $5,000.

The Bruins forward made an obscene gesture toward Montreal fans after being sent to the penalty box for boarding with 80 seconds to play and the B’s trailing by a goal.

After the Canadiens scored an empty-net goal for a 6-4 lead that would stand as the final score, Lucic proceeded to get thrown out of the game for confronting an official on his way to the bench from the box.

The league announced its decision Friday morning. The money will go to the Players’ Emergency Fund.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar