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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Game 3: Bruins take the spark out of the Lightning

Tim Thomas faced 31 shots on Thursday night in the Bruins 2-0 win. None of them got past him.

The Bruins went to Tampa Bay and played solid defense, and when they didn't, Thomas more than saved their bacon.

David Krejci scored early to get the Bruins on the board 1-0 1:09 into the first, going backhand to forehand in front of the net off a beautiful centering pass from Milan Lucic. After a scoreless second period, the Bruins struck gold again the third period, when an Andrew Ference slapper trickled past Dwayne Roloson (the goal was originally credited to Tyler Seguin, but was rightfully credited to Ference in the post-game). The defense and Thomas took it the rest of the way.

The Bruins are now up 2 game to 1 in the series, and will face the Lightning in Tampa again Saturday afternoon at 1:30 on NBC.

Patrice Bergeron returned to action, and seemed to hint that he felt okay initially, but the team was extra cautious in his return.

"I tried not to put any pressure on myself to come back to soon," said Bergeron in the post-game. "I got some contact on game-day (before Game 2) and the team, myself, and the doctors felt I was ready to go."

"I stayed pretty positive in the process, and I was happy it (the concussion) was mild like it was."

Tim Thomas wore the ugly Bruins Starter jacket after the game.

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