Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thursday Afternoon Odds and Ends

The Boston Bruins are off to an absolutely torrid start. The B's beat the Buffalo Sabres last night, 5-2, to improve their record on the year to 7-2 (7-0 with Thomas in goal). The Bruins got their scoring started with two shorthanded goals, one by Brad Marchand and another 11 minutes later by Patty Bergeron. They followed those up with goals by Blake Wheeler and Michael Ryder to push their lead to 4-0. After that they kind of coasted, and goalie Tim Thomas was tested pretty hard - which resulted in the Sabres putting two goals on the board (one power play, one even). On the night, Thomas made 33 saves on 35 shots (a result which actually HURT his numbers on the year), none better than a diving, flailing effort to stuff Derek Roy as the Sabres tried to score with a 2 man advantage early in the 3rd period. The B's scoring was capped off by a Milan Lucic empty netter with 2 minutes left in the contest. Boston is back in action again on Friday night down in D.C. against the Washington Caps, a team which will be looking to beat the Bruins after being beaten twice already by the boys in Black and Gold this season.

Former Terrier standout Colin Wilson notched an assist in a Nashville loss to the Coyotes last night. Wilson's numbers on the year are now 2-4-6. Wilson blogged about the Preds current roadtrip for The Tennessean, which you can read right here (it's good for some laughs).

Last night's Sabres-Bruins game marked the 1,000 NHL game for Sabres RW and former BU Terrier Mike Grier. Grier played for BU between 1993-1996, totaling 49 goals and 61 assists for 110 points over 3 seasons.

In USA Today's latest round of NHL draft rankings, BU's own Adam Clendening and Matt Nieto crack the top 10 at #6 and #9, respectively.

BC beat ULowell Tuesday night, 5-2, to improve their Hockey East record to 3-1. They now sit behind our Terriers (4-0-1) with one less game played.'s Hockey East blog talked this week about those pesky PC Friars and how they translate their Catholic school prayer nonsense to the ice (just kidding). You can read the article right here.

Another former Terrier, Kevin Shattenkirk, has been called up to the Colorado Avalanche. He started the season down in the AHL, and has registered 0 points in 10 games. I wouldn't say his call up is because of his performance in the AHL (like Bonino's was), more just out of necessity for the Avs D-core.

BU women's hockey standout Marie Philip-Poulin won the women's Hockey East rookie of the month award (as Gill did for the men). You can read the goterriers write up here.

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