BruinsPanthers: 5 from the Third

BruinsPanthers: 5 from the Third

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comBOSTON Here are five thoughts from the third period with the Bruins taking the Panthers by a 3-0 score at the TD Garden.1)Bruins went into just hang on for dear life mode in the third period as the Panthers scored and kept the Bs on their heels. Not one of their best moments at the top of the period, but they reeled it in by the end of the 20 minutes.2)Tim Thomas was good in the second and then immense in the third period while making saves as the Panthers turned into an ice sheet tilted at him in the final 20 minutes. His succession of saves on Chris Higgins as he crashed into the Bruins netminder was the pictures of concentration.3)Tyler Seguin hit the pine again in the third period in a one-goal game with Claude Julien double-shifting Gregory Campbell. Looks like this might become a regular thing.4)Quietly good game from Zdeno Chara with four shots on net, four hits and an assist to go along with 20 plus minutes of solid defensive hockey.5)The Bruins are in a good place heading into the All-Star break. Theyve deserved some time off before heading into the sprint second half.

Red Wings' Vanek, Nielsen score in 6-5 SO win over Bruins

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Red Wings' Vanek, Nielsen score in 6-5 SO win over Bruins

DETROIT - Thomas Vanek and Frans Nielsen scored in a shootout, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a comeback 6-5 win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.

The Red Wings rallied from 3-0 and 4-1 deficits in the first period, and with 3:04 remaining in regulation, Gustav Nyquist scored to pull them into a tie.

In the shootout, Tuukka Rask and Petr Mrazek stopped the first shots they faced before Vanek scored for the Red Wings and Brad Marchand countered with a goal for the Bruins. Nielsen, who like Vanek joined the team last summer as a free agent, scored on the team's third attempt and Vatrano missed the net with a chance to extend the 1-on-1 duels.

The Bruins were dominant early before blowing a chance to keep Detroit at a distance in the Atlantic Division standings.