Thomas, Bruins stonewall Blackhawks, 3-0

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Thomas, Bruins stonewall Blackhawks, 3-0

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com

BOSTON -- @font-face font-family: "Times New Roman";p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; a:link, span.MsoHyperlink color: blue; text-decoration: underline; a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed color: purple; text-decoration: underline; table.MsoNormalTable font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; div.Section1 page: Section1; The defending Stanley Cup Champions came into Boston one night after defeating the Red Wings in Detroit, and they left without even scoring a goal.

Tim Thomas recorded his ninth shutout of the season with 32 saves, and the Bruins defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 on Tuesday night at the TD Garden.

The Bs took a 2-0 lead into the third period, thanks to second-period goals from Zdeno Chara and Johnny Boychuk.

Chara put the Bruins up 1-0 with eight minutes left in the second, when his low wrister from the left point re-directed off Chicago defenseman Brian Campbell and ended up in the back of the net.

Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford looked equally as confused when Boychuks slapper from the right point knuckled under his glove and into the net for a 2-0 Bruins lead with just five-and-a-half minutes left in the period.

Nathan Horton made it 3-0 five minutes into the third period, after faking a shot in the slot and deking to the right, where he promptly finished the goal and the game. Danny Picard is on Twitter at http:twitter.comDannyPicard. You can listen to Danny on his streaming radio show I'm Just Sayin' Monday-Friday from 9-10 a.m. on CSNNE.com.

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

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.