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.

Sunday Dec. 4: Zacha adjusting to life in the NHL

Sunday Dec. 4: Zacha adjusting to life in the NHL

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while marveling at the Bruins setting a franchise record this season for fewest practices in a regular season. Thanks compacted schedule due to the World Cup!

*Pavel Zacha is adjusting to life as a rookie in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, and things are getting better as they go along.

*Manitoba Moose players relive their favorite Star Wars moments prior to the team holding their Star Wars Night.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Elliotte Friedman sits down with new Florida Panthers head coach Tom Rowe to discuss the massive changes in that organization with the firing of Gerard Gallant.

*Good for Anders Nilson putting a rainbow decal on the back of his goalie to mask to support some gay friends that have faced public resistance in their lives.

*Bruce Garrioch has his weekly NHL notes with several players, including Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald, potentially on the trade block if anybody wants them.

*PHT writer Cam Tucker has Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson suffering a broken leg that will keep him out 6-8 weeks.

*There was no blood for the Vancouver Canucks fans, but there was still plenty of drama in a win over the Maple Leafs.

*For something completely different: The World Baseball Classic works for everybody except for Major League Baseball, and that would appear to be a problem.