BruinsLeafs: 5 from the Third

BruinsLeafs: 5 from the Third
February 16, 2011, 2:34 am
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By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comBOSTON Here are five thoughts from the third period with the Bruins falling to the Leafs by a 4-3 score at the TD Garden in a game thats taken a back seat to the trade rumor mill.1)Patrice Bergeron has 20 goals this season after he pots in his strengthhustle score in the final period while physically beating Dion Phaneuf to a puck. Its his third 20 goal season and his first since suffering his horrendous, career-altering concussion against the Philadelphia Flyers.2)Tim Thomas is getting very active around his net in recent games a sign that things are getting a little uncomfortable for him between the pipes. An aggressive move by his stick set up the Phil Kessel goal in the third that tied things up for Toronto. Kessel has two goals and is a minus-2 for the game. Thats tough to do.3)Fifteen goals allowed in the last four games by Tim Thomas, and beaten cleanly by Mikhail Grabovski for the game-winner. Looks like hes starting to cool off a bit, doesnt it?4)No hits and three giveaways for Milan Lucic again tonight. Wonder if his shoulder is bothering him a little bit?5)Five shots on net and an assist for Michael Ryder, who has played pretty tough in front and around the net tonight. A good game for him.