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Bruins Host Toronto Maple Leafs In Northeast Clash

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Tim Thomas stopped 20 shots to record his first shutout of the season as Boston tripped up Toronto, 2-0, at TD Garden.


Thomas moved to 5-0-0 on the season thanks to goals from Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin, who staked the Bruins to their fifth win in six since a season- opening loss to Phoenix.

Jonas Gustavsson allowed both goals on 32 shots for the Maple Leafs, who have dropped four of five.

"We just couldn't generate much. You have to give the Bruins a lot of credit. They are a good defensive team," Leafs head coach Ron Wilson said.

Leafs defenseman Brett Lebda was whistled for interference inside the final two minutes of the first period and the Bruins capitalized.

Bergeron took a Zdeno Chara feed and rocketed a shot home from the left point with 41 seconds left in the first period.

Seguin hit the net with 7:34 left in the second period, using a low wrister from the left circle to beat Gustavsson. Seguin was taken with the second- overall pick in the 2010 draft, whose slot was acquired in the deal which shipped Toronto forward Phil Kessel from the Bruins in 2009.

Kessel finished without a point on six shots, and has not scored in seven games against his former club.

Thomas only needed to make four stops in a defensively-oriented second period, and capped his 19th career whitewash by turning away eight shots in the final 20 minutes.

"I can't say enough about the way he's played," Bruins head coach Claude Julien said of Thomas. "They had some shots from the point and he did a great job of not giving up any rebounds."

Thomas, who was the 2009 Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL's best goaltender, struggled to a 17-18-8 record with a 2.56 goals-against average last season...Prior to the game, the Bruins honored former player, coach and general manager Milt Schmidt by retiring his number 15...Schmidt played in Boston from 1936-42; 1946-55 and won two Stanley Cups with the franchise as a player (1939, 1941) then won two as GM (1970, 1972).