Right out of the gate everyone in bruins Nation knew this would be a good game. Immediately Boll, a true heavyweight fighter known around the NHL, and Boston's new hero Milan Lucic dropped the gloves. Lucic pummeled Boll. He punched him hard and often until he was able to take him down to the ice. A very convincing win for the 19 year old. The Saturday night garden crowd must have loved it.
The Bruins quickly responded. And it was the other fighter to do so. Jeremy Reich got his first NHL goal 3 minutes into the first period when he put in the puck from Nokelainen. Alex Auld and the Bruins defense went on to play great hockey for the Bruins and secured the Bruins first shutout of the season. Marco Sturm recorded an empty net power play goal to give the Bruins a 2-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets!