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Third period

Posted by Kevin Paul Dupont, Globe Staff  February 24, 2009 09:24 PM

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3:24 -- Bitz gets his second of the night, racing in from right wing for an easy pot after Anderson misplays a long-range Yelle slapper, steering the rebound hot into the slot for the oncoming Bitz. Bruins, 4-1.
4:48 -- Chuck Kobasew and Keith Ballard hook up in a fight, mostly a tug-o-war, in the Florida end, each sent off with five-minute fighting majors.
5:46 -- Aaron Ward tees up a slapper above the right circle and drills in his second of the season. Bruins, 5-1.
9:07 -- Cory Stillman whistled off for hooking.
9:31 -- The moribund Boston power play clicks, with Michael Ryder swooping to top of crease to knock in loose puck after P.J. Axelsson loses handle on a goal-mouth stuff attempt. Bruins, 6-1.
15:49 -- Boynton sent off for hooking. Bruins use Bitz on power play, in hope that he can connect for his first career hat trick. Bruins fail to score with advantage.
Crowd chants, ''We want Bitz'' in final minute. Julien puts him out for final 45 seconds.
19:38 -- Lucic sent off for holding.
Final score: Bruins 6-1.

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