By Danny PicardandJoe Haggerty
BOSTON -- The Bruins played solid defense on Saturday afternoon at the TD Garden, but their struggles on the power play -- and a Logan Couture shot that Tim Thomas wishes he could have back -- wound up sending them to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the San Jose Sharks.The B's finished 0-for-4 on the power play and generated only a single shot on net in a game that was played ina pounding, physical playoff style. "You cant win a hockey game if you dont score a goal, so thats what happened tonight," said Krejci in the understatement of the year.
Couture gave the Sharks a 1-0 lead 7:22 into the first period, while on the power play, following a too-many men in the ice penalty for the Bruins.
Couture took a pass from Ryane Clowe in the high slot, stickhandled his way through several Bruins players, and finished the play with a backhander that trickled off Thomas and into the net.
Devin Setoguchi scored an empty-netter with 2.1 seconds left to seal the deal on the Sharks win.
San Jose finished the game with only 18 shots on net, opposed to Bostons 26, but the Bruins still didnt do much offensively to help their cause on this day.
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