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B's Game Notes: Bruins 7 Maple Leafs 5


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Despite looking very rusty at times after nearly a week off, the Bruins were able to out-gun the Maple Leafs 7-5. Chuck Kobasew, Michael Ryder, Mark Recchi (2 goals), Shawn Thornton, David Krejci, and Blake Wheeler all found the back of the net tonight. Nikolai kulemin, John Mitchell, Alexei Ponikarovsky (2 goals), and Niklas hagman were the goal scorers for the Leafs.

I didn't want to write a complete recap and I doubt you wanted to read my description of all 12 goals either. I decided to do something different tonight*.

*By different, I mean lazy and uninspired

Tonight's Game by The Numbers

100 Niklas Hagman scored his 100th career goal

12 total goals scored

21 different players recorded a point tonight

69 combined number of shots on goal

3 Matt Hunwick and Dennis Wideman both recorded 3 assists

5 number of times that Aaron Ward turned the puck over

+3 Alexei Ponikarovsky tonight

1/8 Manny Fernandez got his first win since January 8th

2 Fights: Lucic vs. Oreskovic; Montador vs. Schenn

6 Shawn Thornton scored his 6th goal of the season

37 & 6 Patrice Bergeron and Dennis Wideman were the only Bruins not to record a shot on goal

23 No your eyes were not deceiving you, that was Steve Montador playing forward

1 Goaltending change: Justin Pogge was replaced by Curtis Joesph after giving up 6 goals

6 over/under for tonight's game

19 year age difference between the goalie that started the game for the Leafs and the one that finished it


Final - 3.28.2009 1 2 3 Total
Boston Bruins 3 4 0 7
Toronto Maple Leafs 3 1 1 5

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Pension Plan Puppets will probably have more in-depth coverage of tonight's game.

Bruins are back on the ice tomorrow night in Philly for an odd 7:00 Eastern Sunday night puck drop.