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10/21/2010 - 10:42pm
Julien: Fans can see B's 'identity'

The Bruins showed what they hope will be their true identity on Thursday night in their 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals in the home opener. Coach Claude Julien referenced his team's newfound spirit and said he hopes the team plays the same way on the road as they do at home. 

 

"I think it was really important," Julien said. "To come out here and play our game, not trying to change our game because we're at home. From the reaction of the fans, I think they really enjoyed the way we played tonight. I think it's important we build an identity and we stick to it, whether we're on the road or at home. That's just playing hard.

 

"Our forecheck has to be good. Our transition game through the neutral zone is better this year so we just have to keep reminding ourselves that those are the things that give us success."

 

The Bruins will try to make it five straight and 2-0 at home...

10/21/2010 - 9:31pm
Home nice: B's, Thomas sweep Caps

Michael Ryder and Nathan Horton scored power play goals and Tim Thomas was spectacular in net, stopping 38-of-39 shots, as the Bruins beat the Washington Capitals, 4-1, Thursday night in Boston's home opener at TD Garden. Since dropping their first game of the season in Prague, the Bruins have won four straight.

 

Ryder scored with just over 27 seconds left in the first period to snap Boston's 0-for-11 on the power play and ignite the Bruins. Rookie Jordan Caron took a pass from Patrice Bergeron two minutes into the second period and scored his second of the season. 

 

Horton tallied his team-leading fourth goal of the season when his slap shot rang off the pads of Semyon Varlamov and dribbled into the net on the power play to make it 3-0 Bruins. 

 

Thomas' only mistake was trying to clear a wobbly puck with just over 10 minutes left in the third. It wound up on the stick of Jason Chimera, who...

10/21/2010 - 7:22pm
Chargers' Gates doesn't practice

Chargers Practice Report for Thursday
Did Not Participate

WR Buster Davis (ribs)
LB Larry English (foot)
WR Malcolm Floyd (hamstring)
TE Antonio Gates (toe)
K Nate Kaeding (groin)
WR Legedu Naanee (hamstring)

Full Participation
RB Ryan Mathews (ankle)


10/21/2010 - 7:17pm
Pats Injury Report: Taylor, Page are DNPs

Patriots Injury Report
Did Not Participate

RB Fred Taylor (toe)
S Jarrad Page (calf)

Limited Participation
CB Kyle Arrington (groin)
WR Julian Edelman (head)

Full Participation
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)
S James Sanders (hamstring)


10/21/2010 - 6:35pm
UPDATE: Thomas to start for Bruins
By: DJ Bean

In a surprise move, Tim Thomas was first onto the ice for the Bruins prior to their home opener, indicating that he, and not Tuukka Rask, will be between the pipes against the Capitals.

 

Rask was the first off the ice in practice and spoke to the media after practice about his excitement to get the start. Claude Julien, meanwhile, told the media that, "you'll see at 7." Thomas has started the last three games for the Bruins, allowing two goals over a span in which the B's picked up three straight wins. 


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