BruinsLeafs: 5 from the Second

BruinsLeafs: 5 from the Second
March 20, 2011, 12:44 am
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By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comTORONTO Here are five thoughts from the second period with the Bruins trailing the Toronto Maple Leafs by a 5-1 score after 40 minutes of action at Air Canada Centre.1)Bad times for Tim Thomas and the Bruins. He lets in two more goals in the second period including a pretty bad five-hole goal to Mike Brown and is yanked after allowing four goals on 14 shots. That means Thomas is 1-2-2 with a 3.00 goals against average and a .910 save percentage in five games during the month of March, and truthfully has looked incredibly ordinary since the All-Star break. Tuukka Rask may just become Bostons playoff goalie yet.2)Thomas appeared to be pretty miffed at getting pulled in the second period. He never took his mask off once on the bench after he was pulled and wouldnt look Claude Juliens way while he was sitting on the bench.3)David Krejci talked about the need for both he and Tomas Kaberle to shoot the puck a little more and give defenses something theyre not expecting, but they have only one shot between them after two periods of play.4)No fight from the Bruins, though it appeared that Zdeno Chara was jawing with Dion Phaneuf and looking for some fisticuffs midway through the second period. Like Keith Aulie early in the first period when he turned down Milan Lucic, the Leafs wouldnt engage the Bruins and none of the rest of the Boston players appear willing or ready to spark the team with a fight. Where has the life gone on this team? Really brutal effort from a team thats lost five of their last six games,5)One positive note: I like Tyler Seguin being used on the power play by Claude Julien. Seguin has the offensive goods to be effective, is playing well and is being misused if hes not playing on the man advantage.