BruinsCanadiens: 5 from the Third

BruinsCanadiens: 5 from the Third
March 25, 2011, 1:35 am
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By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comBOSTON Here are five thoughts from the third period with the Bruins thrashing the Canadiens by a 7-0 score at dominating in pretty much every phase of the game at a raucous TD Garden.1)The Bruins could have played conservatively and held onto their three-goal lead, but instead just completely pounded the Canadiens into the ice. The Bruins played good physical hockey, but really just beat them at their own game without starting fights or roughing Habs skaters up at the whistle. It was good clean hockey and a major thrashing. The Canadiens really looked intimidated for much of the game.2)Nathan Horton with two goals and a thoroughly dirty sniper shot over the glove hand of Carey Price that made the Habs goaltender look hypnotized. One of Hortons best game as a Bruins, and serving further notice that hes playing his best hockey of the season headed into the playoffs.3)That was a high hit from Brad Marchand on Scott Gomez near center ice that sent the forward off for roughing. Youve got to wonder if that kind of shot up high will get looked at by the league. Marchand is clearly playing on the edge at this point in the season. He is going to be a pest in the playoffs.4)A 5-on-3 shorthanded goal for Gregory Campbell. File that under things Ive never seen at the NHL level before. Man, things are really tilted to one end tonight.5)First Bruins goal for Tomas Kaberle in the third period to help push things into blowout territory. Kaberle looks like hes finally settling into his role with the Bs as they approach the end of the season.