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February 22, 2009 - 1:38 pm
TAMPA, Fl. -- A Zdeno Chara blast from the high slot with plenty of Bruins traffic in front beat Tampa Bay goalie Karri Ramo, and the B's have again tied it at 3-3 with 3:20 to go in the third.
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February 22, 2009 - 1:35 pm
TAMPA, Fl. -- Tampa Bay's meat and potatoes line gets it done in the second for the Lightning as grinding wingers Mark Recchi and Matt Pettinger were both camped in front of the net, and Recchi redirected Josef Melichar's slap shot from the right point past Manny Fernandez . The grind it out score...
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February 22, 2009 - 12:55 pm
TAMPA, Fl. -- Andrew Ference banged in his first power play score of the season -- and his first goal of any kind this season -- as the newest left-handed shot to try out for that all-important fifth spot along the right side boards on Boston's top power play. The Ference goal came off a great...
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February 22, 2009 - 12:19 pm
TAMPA, Fl. -- Phil Kessel finally broke open a 14-game goal-scoring drought -- the third longest of his short career -- with a signature lightning-quick wrist shot from the right faceoff circle in the opening minutes of Sunday afternoon's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning . The score came off a...
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February 21, 2009 - 5:54 pm
SUNRISE, Fl. -- Bruins bench boss Claude Julien has apparently seen enough after Saturday night 's half-hearted 2-0 loss to the Florida Panthers at the BankAtlantic Center. Julien has watched his team alternate between encouraging (third period against the Carolina Hurricanes ) and overmatched (...
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February 21, 2009 - 4:11 pm
SUNRISE, Fl. -- A huge turn of events in the third as a big Vokoun save on Patrice Bergeron's wraparound kick starts a Panthers rush up the ice, and ends up Radek Dvorak's second goal of the game off a nice pass from the corner by Greg Campbell. The save on Bergeron was reviewed for several...
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February 21, 2009 - 4:01 pm
The B' opened up the third period on a power play and seemed to be ready to take control of the game, but a shorthanded strike by Radek Dvorak, who is having a heck of a game for the Panthers, took a long pass from Jay Bouwmeester on the PK and managed to slip past a turned-around P.J. Axelsson and...
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February 21, 2009 - 3:17 pm
SUNRISE, Fl. -- Florida Panthers goaltender Tomas Vokoun leads the NHL with a .946 save percentage over the last 30 days, and he's been showing tonight why exactly he's been such a hot goalie as of late. He made a couple of solid standout saves in the first period, but he had an absolute stunner...
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February 21, 2009 - 2:41 pm
Close call for the Panthers toward the end of the first as Florida forward Nathan Horton wheeled right in from the left faceoff circle and rang the outside of the left post, but ultimately couldn't finish things off for the Panthers. The Bruins have had some decent offensive chances, but Chuck...
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February 21, 2009 - 2:23 pm
SUNRISE, Fl. -- Bruins blueliner Dennis Wideman took a high stick to the face at the 13:05 mark of the first period and has retired to the B's dressing to have his injury attended to. The errant stick cut Wideman open and there were visible droplets of blood on the ice, and a double minor penalty...
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