Great Game! Great Atmosphere! The garden (probbaly due to the Red Sox game) was not sold out, but every fan that was there was a true member of Bruins Nation. As the game began, Milan Lucic started his first game at the garden in a very memorable way. He beat up Nick Tarnasky. Lucic got in every punch and then ended with a takedown, it was great. A minute later Andrew Ference's drive deflected off the stick of Peter Schaefer and into the net. Andrew Ference capitalized on a drive again, this time with 10 seconds left in the period. This time Marco Sturm slapped in the puck to put the Bruins up by 2.
Brad Richards sent a puck past Thomas in the second period, ruining what I thought would be his first shutout of the season. The Bruins snatched the game away from Tampa though in the third period with two goals. The first was when Mark Stuart sent a one-timer from Savard into the net, and the second was when Marco Sturm tipped in a pass from Bergeron.
So the Bruins are 1-0-0 at home. They take on New York at 4:00 PM. (I just read that Manny is starting in place of Thomas. hopefully Fernandez will be better in the east then he was in the west).