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Thomas and Bruins shutout Penguins 3-0

Tim Thomas turned aside 27 shots to earn his second shutout of the season as the Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 on home ice.

Matt Hunwick appeared to have put the Bruins up 1-0 1:36 into the second period when he roofed a backhander past Marc-Andre Fleury, however referee Bill McCreary waved the goal off. After close to two minutes of play, the play was reviewed after the first whistle. After a short review, the decision on the ice was overturned and the B's were credited with the goal.

The B's extended their lead to 2-0 at 3:34 of the third period. Daniel Paille broke in all alone and fired a shot from the slot that found the back of the net for his first goal as a Bruin. While Paille got his first goal as a member of the Boston Bruins, Mark Recchi picked up his 900th career assist on the play.

With 3.5 second left in the game Patrice cleared the puck from his own zone. The puck took a few bounces and ended up in the back of the empty net to account for the 3-0 score.


Final - 11.10.2009 1 2 3 Total
Pittsburgh Penguins 0 0 0 0
Boston Bruins 0 1 2 3

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Notes:

- Sidney Crosby has now gone 5 games without recording a point.

- The Bruins held the Penguins to just 2 shots in the first period.

- Mark Recchi's 900 assists are the most of any active NHL player and 18th most in NHL history. He record his first NHL assist January 20, 1989 against the Winnipeg Jets.

- Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik left the game in the first period with an injury and did not return.

- Chris Bourque saw just 9:03 of ice time tonight for Pittsburgh.

- 2 point nights for Patrice Bergeron (1-1-2), Steve Begin (0-2-2), and Dennis Wideman (0-2-2). Correction: There was a scoring change made this morning. Steve Begin didn't get an assist on Matt Hunwick's goal. The assists on that goal have been credited to Shawn Thornton and Dennis Wideman.

- Bruins won the battle in the face-off circle 34-19 (64%)

- Bruins return to game action Thursday night when they host the Florida Panthers

- For more the game from a Pittsburgh perspective, check out PensBurgh