After losing their last 12 regular season games against the Canadiens the Bruins were finally able to break through and hand Montreal a 6-1 loss last night in Boston. The Bruins used a heavy dose of early offense to put this one away early. The win for the Bruins was their eighth in nine games giving them a 10-3-3 record on the year. The Canadiens now stand at 9-3-2 on the year.
The Bruins were on the board just under 3 minutes into the first period. Shawn Thornton scored the goal, assisted by Stephane Yelle. Thornton returned the favor, assisting an Yelle’s goal at the 17:00 mark of the first. The Boston Bruins would round out the first period with a goal by Marco Sturm on the power play, opening up a 3-0 lead. It was Sturm on the power play again in the second period giving the Bruins their fourth goal of the game. Saku Koivu got the lone goal for Montreal in the second period. The Bruins padded their lead in the third period on goals by Lucic and Yelle.
The Bruins will play their next two games on the road. On Saturday they face a hot Rangers team in New York. On Monday night they’ll play in Toronto against the Maple Leafs. The Bruins will be back at the TD Banknorth Garden hosting the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday 11/19. Boston Bruins tickets are available for all 2008-2009 games.