BruinsSharks: 5 from the Third

BruinsSharks: 5 from the Third

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comBOSTON Here are five thoughts from the third period with the Bruins falling to the San Jose Sharks by a 2-0 score after 60 minutes of gritty, defensive action at the TD Garden.1)Bruins needed to show will and toughness in the third period to scratch for a goal and get a point by taking it to overtime , but the Bruins didnt do it against a determined San Jose bunch.2)Zach Hamill went No. 8 and Logan Couture went No. 9 in the 2007 NHL Draft. Think the Bruins would like a do-over on that one? I do.3)Couture was a dominant player on the ice for San Jose while scoring the first period goal and playing physical along the boards and the forecheck all night long.4)Tim Thomas was sharp aside from Coutures first period backhander that eluded him, and that can be a challenge when a goalie doesnt see much consistent action as Thomas didnt on Saturday afternoon.5)The Bruins havent scored a power play goal since Marc Savard went down in Colorado a factoid unearthed by CSNs Mike Giardi and thats the biggest spot well see Savards absence going forward.

Beleskey, Spooner and McQuaid highlight Bruins lineup vs. Red Wings

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Beleskey, Spooner and McQuaid highlight Bruins lineup vs. Red Wings

The Bruins announced their lineup for the second preseason game on Wednesday night at home against the Detroit Red Wings, and it was slightly more veteran-laden than the youthful Boston group tapped for Monday night’s opening loss to the Blue Jackets.

Matt Beleskey, Ryan Spooner, Adam McQuaid and Dominic Moore lead the grizzled group of Bruins players readying for the exhibition tilt against their Atlantic Division rivals, and 19-year-old Zachary Senyshyn will make his preseason debut after getting fully medically cleared from appendectomy surgery a couple of weeks ago.

The 2015 first round pick has had a bit of a rough summer after bouts with mononucleosis and appendicitis forced him to miss Bruins rookie camp, but Senyshyn has quickly regained his strength and the blazing speed that's his biggest asset as a player. 

Austin Czarnik, Peter Mueller and Sean Kuraly are the only players from the opening night roster that will be in again to show their stuff against the Winged Wheels, and undoubtedly to get another long look from the Bruins coaching staff. Here is the full Black and Gold lineup for Wednesday night’s home date against the Red Wings with the untelevised exhibition game to be streamed on bruins.com

 

FORWARDS: Noel Acciari, Matt Beleskey, Anton Blidh, Austin Czarnik, Brian Ferlin, Jesse Gabrielle, Justin Hickman, Sean Kuraly, Dominic Moore, Peter Mueller, Zach Senyshyn, Ryan Spooner.

DEFENSEMEN: Linus Arnesson, Chris Casto, Matt Grzelcyk, Jeremy Lauzon, Adam McQuaid, Colin Miller.

GOALIES: Malcolm Subban, Daniel Vladar.