According to the scoresheet from the 3-1 Bruins’ win Tuesday night, Johnny Boychuk connected on three hits. The black-and-blue wreckage in Boychuk’s wake said otherwise. On seemingly every Vancouver entry into the offensive zone, Boychuk was looking to throw a check. The unluckiest Canuck was David Booth, who was on the wrong end of Boychuk’s surliness.
Boychuk led all Bruins with 24:04 of ice time. He added two shots and one blocked shot to his three thumps. Boychuk’s first task, along with partner Matt Bartkowski, was to match up against Vancouver’s No. 2 line of Booth, Ryan Kesler, and Jannik Hansen. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.