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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Game 42: Bruins lose to 'Canes 1-0, are 21-17-4

It's just so strange. Two weeks ago the Carolina hosted the Bruins and seven goals were scored, at least one in each period. On Tuesday night, however, the Garden fans saw but one. Cam Ward stopped sixteen Bruins shots for the shutout, meanwhile Tim Thomas stopped 27 of 28 Carolina shots. Some of those 27 were very nice, including one save on a beautiful Hurricanes one-timer after Zdeno Chara blew his coverage.

The Bruins, in my eyes, dominated the first period, but they were unable to score. Three minutes into the first period, Shawn Thornton dropped the gloves with former Bruin Wade Brookbank. Neither got in a good punch before Thornton slipped. The Bruins dropped any momentum that they had after the first period. In the second the Bruins stopped skating, and just looked like they stopped trying. That continued into the third period as well. Tim Thomas kept the B's in it, but without anyone else playing well no goalie can win.

Carolina scored their sole goal late in the second. Eric Staal received a pass behind the Bruins net, and then he skated in front and shot one by Thomas. A real ugly way to end a 3 game winning streak.


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