Bruins Vs. Sharks 10/22/2011

Rochester, N.H. –Thornton came to town and took a notch off the Bruins feel good moment that lasted all but 48 hours when they played Thursday night and piled the Leafs into the loser pile with a 6-2 win.

Saturday night the Sharks, with former Bruins Joe Thornton who managed an assist playing in his 1001th game. The Sharks are on game 2 of a 6 game road trip. They beat the New Jersey Devils the night before in a shootout win.

After a few giveaways in the 1st period, one which turned into a goal for San Jose. The Bruins were down 1 goal and played well into the 2nd but San Jose scored again on a flukey goal that squirted out of the corner to a lone Shark who shot it past Thomas. A few minutes later Bruins spark-plug Shawn Thornton dropped the gloves to get the team rolling, who looked bad ass in their alternate mostly Black uniforms.

This game could have easily been 5-3 or 7-3 but, the bounces were not in favor for the B’s most of the night. Finally after 3 minutes into third period and game total of 37 saves Sharks goalie Antti Niemi misplayed the puck behind the net, which squirted out in front and Milan Lucic pounced on a lose puck and at last the Bruins had a point on the board to show for their efforts. The Lucic-Seguin line followed up with another goal, lighting the lamp within a minute of each other in what looked like a repeat of the scoring two nights ago and a possible comeback.

Bruins played well last night as did the Sharks. In what was an exciting game of up and down Hockey. The Bruins had the advantage in the scoring chance dept. with plenty of opportunities to bury the puck.

Sharks held off an all out attack from the Bruins in the 3rd period with solid goaltending from Niemi. With 11 minutes to go Benn Ferriero scored for the Sharks to go up 3-2 in what turned out to be the game winner. Patrick Marleau sealed the deal with an empty net goal after Thomas was pulled for another attacker late in the 3rd. The comeback didn’t happen and the Bruins go 3-5 on the young season.

Three star selections

The B’s can redeem themselves with continued good play when they face off next Thurs. at TD Garden then Sat. at the Bell Centre both games at 7pm against the Montreal Canadiens.

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