All done here on Causeway Street. Bruins improve record to 1-1 by breezing to 4-1 win over the Bolts.
Two goals for Rich Peverley. One each for Dan Paille and David Krejci.
Easy win for Tim Thomas.
15:32 — Matching minors, Horton and Moore. Play rolls at 4-on-4. Bruins with 42-22 shot edge. Mercy.
Less than 7:00 to go here. Bruins still with the commanding three-goal lead. Cruising.
8:43 –Boston, 4-1. Second of the night for Peverley, cashing it at an open right side after Bergeron’s attempt from left side deflects at top of crease.
3:07 — Bruins, 3-1. Krejci knocks in forehander from inner edge of left wing circle after Garon stops Lucic’s initial attempt from down low. Krejci beats Thompson to the rebound. Boston’s first two-goal margin of season.
1:15 — Thomas with mask save on Purcell attempt.
All done through two periods. Bruins with 2-1 lead and 30-16 shot advantage.
Strong period for the Bruins. Good jump, feisty at times.
Bruins 30-2-2 last season when leading after 40 minutes.
Bruins take 57 shots in first two periods, 30 make it to net. Total 12 get blocked, another 15 go off net. Bolts land 16 of their 26 attempts.
19:52 — Boychuk minor for tripping.
14:06 — Connolly off for minor, giving Bruins 4-on-3 edge for 1:17, but Black ‘n’ Gold fail to score. Bruins still wtih 2-1 edge.
4:58 — Bruins, 2-1. , Paille, standing in front with Kelly, connects off of McQuaid’s 35-40 foot wrister. Assists to Seguin and Paille. Goal originally awarded McQuaid.
3:20 — Tampa ties, 1-1. St. Louis on breakaway from mid-ice, finishes with short-range wrister on Thomas, his former UVM teammate.
2:04 — Boston, 1-0. Peverley knocks in loose puck near right post after Marchand’s wrister from left circle takes a chunk out of pipes. First of season for Peverley. Even strength. Marchand and Boychuk the helpers.
First period is wrapped. No score. Bruins with 15-9 shot lead, but each side with roughly a handful of good opportunites. Thomas needed to be sharp on 2-3 stops. About the same for Garon.
Bruins uncharacterstically weak at the faceoff dot, losing 14 of 24 drops. Dominic Moore wins 6 of his 7 draws for the Bolts. Chris Kelly and David Krejci a combined 3-for-8 on faceoffs.
Zdeno Chara leads all Boston shooters with three shots in first period. Stamkos connects three times for Bolts. Tampa blocks seven Boston shots. Bruins only block one.
Through four periods this seson, Bruins have Brad Marchand’s power-play strike as their lone goal.
16:31 — Lucic sent off for slashing Kubina’s stick to bits. Looch’s first minor penalty of season.
13:39 — Bruins with another shot on PP. Connolly to sin bin for tripping.
13:09 — Another strong showing by Thomas, holding off Pyatt jam at top of crease, feed by Thompson.
11:00 — Big save by Thomas off of Stamkos bullet slapper from left faceoff dot. Feed by Lecavalier. Still 0-0.
10:28 — Boychuk off for slashing. TB with 4-on-3 edge for 46 seconds.
9:53 — Lecavalier lands first TB shot during 4-on-4 play (Marchand and Downie off for roughing. Boston ahead on shots, 9-1.
9:13 — Bruins land eighth shot of night on Garon. Bolts yet to get rubber to Boston net.
Bruins unable to score on PP. Last 13 seconds of advantage have hybrid line of Kelly, Pouliot and Thornton out there.
4:21 — Gilroy off for holding Marchand. Boston’s first PP.
3:00 — Neither side with a shot on net. Pouliot skating RW on line with Seguin and Kelly.
Tim Thomas gets the call in net vs. the Bolts. The second straight start for the Conn Smythe Trophy winner, who gave up two goals in a 2-1 loss to the Flyers on Thursday night.
Mathieu Garon between the pipes for the Bolts, giving senior statesman Dwayne Roloson the night off.
The Bruins will have Adam McQuaid and Benoit Pouliot in the lineup. Matt Bartkowski and Jordan Caron are the scratches.
Greetings from the TD Garden, where the Bruins and Bolts are now skating in their pre-game warmups.
Tim Thomas led the Bruins onto the ice, which could indicate he will get the start, his second in two games this season.
Benoit Pouliot, the ex-Hab, also is on the ice. Pouliot did not skate in Thursday’s pre-game warmup, so it’s possible the he will get the call tonight against the club the Bruins erased, 4-3, in the Cup semis this past spring.
The Bruins also have seven defensemen in uniform for the warmup. One will have to sit, be it Adam McQuaid or Matt Bartkowski.
The Bruins are likely off on Sunday and won’t play again until their visit Wednesday night in Raleigh, N.C. Ex-Hub blueliner Tomas Kaberle made his Canes debut Friday night in a loss to TB. Kaberle managed two shots on net.