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Final: Bruins 5, Blue Jackets 3

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  December 10, 2011 06:50 PM

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All done in Columbus. Bruins lucky to get two points. Awaiting news on Zdeno Chara's injury.

19:34 3d period: Bruins 5-3
Chris Kelly goes upstairs on the power play to seal the win.

16:33 3d period: Bruins 4-3
Bruins playing far tighter defensively in the third. Goalie change helped stabilize team.

6:44 3d period: Bruins 4-3
Joe Corvo with another blast from point on power play. Benoit Pouliot working hard in front.

4:20 3d period: 3-3
Big stop by Tuukka Rask on Jeff Carter.

0:00 3d period: 3-3
Tuukka Rask replaces Tim Thomas. Thomas on bench.

0:00 3d period: 3-3
Zdeno Chara is out for the night. No reason provided.

20:00 2d period: 3-3
Bruins will have 1:54 to kill on Milan Lucic’s penalty to start third. Zdeno Chara missed the last five minutes of the second.

16:05 2d period: 3-3
RJ Umberger muscles off Dennis Seidenberg and goes five-hole on Tim Thomas. Ugly all around.

13:03 2d period: Bruins 3-2
Bad goalie interference call on Derek Dorsett. Not even close. Hurt on play.

12:08 2d period: Bruins 3-2
Adam McQuaid clears a puck from the Boston crease. Tim Thomas springing some leaks tonight.

11:00 2d period: Bruins 3-2
Joe Corvo having words with Derek Dorsett. Corvo scrapped for only first time in career earlier this month.

0:58 2d period: Bruins 3-2
Zdeno Chara scores on the power play. Slap shot from left point high glove on Curtis Sanford.

0:40 2d period: 2-2
Curtis Sanford with his best save so far. Gets a glove on Benoit Pouliot’s backhand.

20:00 1st period: 2-2
Thus ends one of the uglier first periods. Strong counterpunch by Bruins after looking down and out for 18 minutes.

19:11 1st period: 2-2
Nathan Horton ties It up. Fast-moving wrist shot from slot. Good pass by Milan Lucic.

18:26 1st period: Jackets 2-1
Joe Corvo from the right point. Traffic in front. Looked like it hit off James Wisniewski, who was jousting with Nathan Horton. Much-needed goal.

17:15 1st period: Jackets 2-0
Vinny Prospal very close to scoring on backhand. Tim Thomas stretches out glove to stop puck.

14:08 1st period: Jackets 2-0
Milan Lucic off for slashing, cross-checking. Deserved all four PIMs. Was dumped by RJ Umberger and retaliated. Selfish as they come.

11:09 1st period: Jackets 2-0
Tim Thomas on his stomach, trying to stop Derick Brassard. With Thomas down and out, Jeff Carter goes high on the backhand on the power play. Rotten start for Bruins.

5:46 1st period: Jackets 1-0
Rick Nash slips behind Zdeno Chara. Nash goes five-hole on the breakaway. Wastes little time getting shot off.

2:57 1st period: 0-0
Shawn Thornton vs. Jared Boll. Thornton gets bucket off, connects with lefts and rights. Takedown for Thornton. No late punches, which was what ticked Thornton off last time.

0:50 1st period: 0-0
Rich Peverley hits the left post.

0:00 1st period: 0-0
Steven Kampfer is the healthy scratch.

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