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Bruins Vs. Sharks: Boston Welcomes Back Joe Thornton, San Jose

Joe Thornton returns to TD Garden once again as the Boston Bruins host the San Jose Sharks as they look to bring their record back to .500 at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday evening (TV/Radio: NESN/WBZ-FM 98.5 The Sports Hub).

There wasn't much that went wrong for the Boston Bruins the last time they were on the ice, as the black and gold demolished their division rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs, by a score of 6-2 on Thursday night.

Boston will look to keep the momentum going as it welcomes back old friend Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks to TD Garden for a Saturday evening tilt at 7:00 p.m. EDT (TV/Radio: NESN/98.5 The Sports Hub).

The Bruins (3-4-0) saw six different skaters score a goal in their win over Toronto, with Nathan Horton, Zdeno Chara and Chris Kelly scoring goals in the first period and Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin scoring in the third period.

Tim Thomas was effective in net, stopping 26 of 28 shots for a save percentage of .929.

Seguin leads the team through seven games with eight points (two goals, six assists) and Rich Peverley leads all Bruins scorers with three goals. Thomas has 136 saves on 146 shots this season for a goals against average of 1.98.

San Jose (2-3-0) is coming off a 4-3 victory in a shootout against the New Jersey Devils on Friday. Joe Thornton, playing in his 1,000th career game, scored the first goal for the Sharks in the second period. Ryane Clowe scored his second goal of the season in the second period to tie the game at 2-2 and Joe Pavelski netted a goal in the third period. Pavelski, Michal Handzus and Clowe each scored in that order in the shootout for San Jose.

Clowe leads the team in point with five (two goals, three assists), Pavelski has a team-best three goals and Thornton has recorded three points (one goal, two assists) on the young season.

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