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Marc Savard had a goal and two assists Saturday to lead the Boston Bruins to a 7-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Michael Ryder, Blake Wheeler, Marco Sturm, Dennis Wideman, Matt Hunwick and Shawn Thornton also scored for the Bruins.
The Boston Bruins announced Friday they had traded Phil Kessel, their leading goal scorer last season, to Toronto for three draft picks. Kessel was a restricted free agent with the Bruins, but was unable to agree to a new contract.
Mark Recchi and Chuck Kobasew each had a goal and an assist Tuesday and the Boston Bruins beat Carolina 4-2 to tie the Eastern Conference semifinals at 3-3. Steve Montador had a goal and Patrice Bergeron two assists for the Bruins, who have come back from a 3-1 deficit to force a Game 7 Thursday in Boston.
Tim Thomas kept the Boston Bruins' Stanley Cup hopes alive Sunday by stopping 19 shots in a 4-0 shutout of the Carolina Hurricanes. Phil Kessel scored a pair of goals for the Bruins who will seek to avoid elimination once again when they travel to Carolina Tuesday for Game 6, down 3-2. Cam Ward was peppered with 44 shots on goal while his teammates were called for 17 penalties, only two fewer than the number of shots they mustered against Thomas.
The first of Marc Savard's two goals Friday gave Boston the lead and the Bruins opened their second-round playoff series by downing Carolina 4-1. Savard broke a 1-1 tie with 7:21 gone in the second period and then scored at 7:21 of the third period as well for the game's final goal. The initial game of the second-round series was the first action for the Bruins in eight days.
Michael Ryder scored twice Wednesday and Boston advanced to the second round of the playoffs by downing Montreal 4-1. The Bruins, seeded No. 1 in the East, became the NHL's second team to make it past the opening round of the two-month playoff grind.
Zdeno Chara scored the go-ahead goal with 8:45 to play Thursday and the Boston Bruins opened the playoffs with a 4-2 decision over Montreal. Boston won all three regular-season home games against the Canadiens, but let an early two-goal lead get away and found itself tied as the contest entered the final half of the third period. With Josh Gorges in the penalty box for cross-checking, Chara blasted a slapshot past Carey Price for the game-winner.
Phil Kessel notched a hat trick Sunday for the Boston Bruins, who ended the regular season schedule with a 6-2 win over the New York Islanders. The Bruins now go to the playoffs where they tangle with the Montreal Canadiens in the first round.
Thomas Vanek had two goals and an assist and Mikael Tellqvist stopped 34 shots Saturday in the Buffalo Sabres' 6-1 win over Boston. Matt Ellis and Tim Connolly had a goal and an assist apiece for the Sabres (41-32-9), who won three straight to end their regular season but fell short of making the playoffs. Mark
Mark Recchi's overtime goal Thursday gave the Boston Bruins a 5-4 win over Montreal, which sneaked into the NHL playoffs despite the loss. Recchi's game-winner was his second goal of the contest. Montreal got a point by getting into overtime, and that was enough to secure a playoff spot for the Canadiens. Zdeno
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