Jordan Staal scored early in the third period and the Bruins lost defenseman Steve Kampfer to a bloody facial injury as the Bruins fell to the Penguins, 3-2, Saturday afternoon at TD Garden. The Bruins had several chances in front of Marc-Andre Fleury in the final 90 seconds but couldn't net the equalizer. 

 

Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters prior to Saturday's game against the Penguins that Tuukka Rask will start for the B's. Rask's last start came against the Penguins, as he earned a win in the Bruins' 4-2 come-from-behind victory in Pittsburgh on Monday.

 

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara has those who praise him, and he has his critics. In the case of the latter, some question his contract, while others wonder whether he's the right man to be wearing the "C" on his jersey.  



Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters on Friday that defenseman Andrew Ference is dealing with an upper-body injury, explaining his absence in the third period of Thursday night's 7-5 win over the Flyers.   

 

Julien said that Ference is "very questionable" for Saturday's game against the Penguins.

 

"We're hoping it's minor enough that we'll see him back soon," Julien said.

 

The Bruins announced Friday morning that they have recalled defenseman Matt Bartkowski from Providence on an emergency basis. The news comes after Andrew Ference left Thursday night's game with an injury after the second period. 

 

Bartkowski was called up on an emergency basis on Sunday and made his NHL debut against the Penguins on Monday. He was returned to Providence after Adam McQuaid made his return to the lineup on Tuesday. The B's face the Penguins at home on Saturday. 

 

Leave it to the Bruins and Flyers to make a 3-0 B's victory with Tim Thomas shutouts the most boring game between the squads this season. 



In a classic regular-season game that featured five lead changes and three in the third period, Steve Kampfer scored unassisted for the winning goal with 1:14 left in regulation to lift the Bruins past the Flyers, 7-5, Thursday night at TD Garden. Gregory Campbell scored an empty-net goal with 6.8 seconds left to seal the win. 

 

Patrice Bergeron scored a go-ahead goal early in the second period to put Boston up, 2-1. It was his sixth goal in his last four games and gave him 18 points in his last 14 games. 

 

Bruins forward Milan Lucic will not be in the lineup when the Bruins face the Flyers Thursday night at TD Garden. It will be the second straight game the 22-year-old has missed with an undisclosed injury. 

 

"[He's feeling] better," coach Claude Julien said after the team's morning skate, which Lucic was not on the ice for. "Obviously he won't be in tonight, but he's getting better."

 

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.