Bruins Vs. Ducks: B's Oust Anaheim 3-2

They took two points from the Kings last night, and have a quick turnaround to play the Anaheim Ducks tonight to try and earn two wins in three games in four nights out West.

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Bruins Vs. Ducks Final Score: Turco Takes First Win With B's, 3-2

People were wondering when Marty Turco was going to provide something--anything for the Bruins this year, and that answer came Sunday when he earned a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

With that win, Boston finished its mini road trip 2-1-0, each game a tight and close one to the end--the kind of games they needed to win heading into the last couple weeks of the regular season.

Though Turco gets the nod here for providing a solid effort in between the pipes, looking at the third line of Brian Rolston, Benoit Pouliot and Chris Kelly, there was a lot to be excited about. Each of those three picked up two points, and Pouliot and Rolston each registered a goal in their efforts.

Scoring the third goal was the guy who got it all started--appropriately enough, captain Zdeno Chara.

Chara slapped one through to the back of the net in the second period, followed by Pouliot just 1:22 later in the same period.

Rolston chose to save his scoring chance for more than half way through the third, taking a nice Kelly feed and putting it past Jonas Hiller for his second goal with the Bruins this season.

He also currently holds a six-game point streak.

Meanwhile, Turco put up his best outing with the Bruins, stopping 25 of the 27 shots he faced, including a couple of great opportunities for the Ducks.

The Bruins head into the final stretch five points ahead of Ottawa in the division, with a game in hand, and with seven games left to go in the regular season. They head back to Boston for two games, including their next game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.




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Bruins Vs. Ducks Score Update: B's Put Up Two Quick Goals, Up 2-1 After 40 Minutes

Zdeno Chara and Benoit Pouliot each put up a goal in the first half of the second period, netting the two goals in a span of 1:22 to put the Bruins up 2-1 heading into the second intermission.

While it was Chara's slap shot that found it's way to the back of the net for the first goal, a sneaky little fake shot from Chris Kelly, turned into a pass to Benoit Pouliot in the slot, and his wrister fooled Jonas Hiller for the second goal.

Bruins currently are outshooting the Ducks 18-13 through the two periods, and they outshot them 12-7 in that period alone.

Despite the one goal lead, the Bruins did let up a power play goal midway through the period to veteran Teemu Selanne.

Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid was called for the only penalty of the period--a holding penalty nine minutes into the second frame. Just 11 seconds in, Selanne had the tip-in, and the Bruins lead was cut in half.

Rich Peverley is now through two periods of his first game back in the lineup, and while he doesn't have a point on the board, his speed has obviously been missed in the lines.




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Bruins Vs. Ducks Score Update: Teams Remain Scoreless After First Intermission

In every sense of the meaning, both teams entered the first intermission deadlocked.

Both had six shots, one power play opportunity, and most importantly, neither team scored.

All of this is pretty good news if you are the Bruins, seeing Marty Turco in net tonight. Though no one doubts his abilities in net, after his last start where he gave up four goals on twelve shots against the Tampa Bay Lightning he had some people questioning his worth.

This is only Turco's third start in net for the Bruins since they signed him, and he is ineligible for playoffs.

Perhaps the biggest and most prominent talk wasn't about his play tonight (though he has stopped all six shots his faced in the period) but instead, the focus has been on his bright not-so-gold, yellow pads he's sporting.

Both teams had their fair share of opportunities, and, Lubomir Visnovsky went to the penalty box early in the game, while Andrew Ference hit the sin bin for the Bruins.




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Bruins Vs. Ducks Preview: TV/Radio Info, Time, Location And More

Event: Boston Bruins vs. Anaheim Ducks
Date/Time: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 8 p.m. EDT.
Location: Honda Center (Capacity: 17,174), Anaheim, CA.
Broadcast Info: Sunday’s game between the Bruins and the Ducks will be broadcast live on NESN. The game can also be heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub, with Dave Goucher providing play-by-play, and Bob Beers providing analysis.

Last Time Out: In an almost must win situation, the Bruins were able to take a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings last night in L.A. and spread the distance between themselves and the looming Ottawa Senators in their own Division.

Brad Marchand had a goal and an assist, while his line provided two of the four goals in the game for the Bruins. Also scoring for the B’s was Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly. Kelly almost earned the Gordie Howe hat trick, missing just an assist in that game. He fought in the first period against Trevor Lewis, and picked up the Bruins’ game winning goal in the third period.

Tim Thomas put up 40 saves in the winning effort.

Anaheim also picked up a win last time out against the St. Louis Blues, with a 4-3 victory on Wednesday.

After falling behind three different times in that game, the Ducks came back in the third period and scored two unanswered goals in the third period, courtesy of Devante Smith-Pelly and Jason Blake.


Storyline: This is the only time these two teams play each other this year, and it’s been a while since they have seen each other on the ice at all.

The last match up was December of last year, and the B’s fell 3-0 in Boston. The B’s generated 45 shots that game but couldn’t find the back of the net on any of them.

Both teams have a good game underneath them heading into tonight’s game though, and it will be interesting to see who can carry that momentum in Anaheim.

Players To Watch: Jonas Hiller was in net last time they played against each other, and he managed to outlast the soon-to-be Vezina Trophy Winner in that game. Add that to some motivation playing against the reigning Stanley Cup Champion team, and no doubt he will be on his game tonight.


Prediction: Last night was a big win for the B’s and, still being on the road, I think it did a lot for the team as a whole, as well as for their position in the standings. Expect them to come out and dominate in this game. Final Score: Bruins 5, Ducks 2.

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Bruins Vs. Ducks: B's Head To Anaheim For Last Game Out West

They took two points from the Kings last night, and have a quick turnaround to play the Anaheim Ducks tonight to try and earn two wins in three games in four nights out West.

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