Boston 3, Chicago 0

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 41-27-3-5 23-15-0-0 18-12-3-5 L1
Boston 43-23-5-5 19-13-3-2 24-10-2-3 W2


Tim Thomas turned aside 32 shots for his ninth shutout of the season, carrying the Boston Bruins to a 3-0 victory over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

Defensemen Zdeno Chara and Johnny Boychuk scored less than 2 1/2 minutes apart in the second period as Boston (43-23-10) pulled within three points of Washington for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Mark Recchi assisted on Boychuk's goal, giving him 1,532 career points and moving him past Paul Coffey into 12th place on the NHL's all-time scoring list.

Nathan Horton added a third-period tally for Boston, which has allowed three goals in winning four of its last five games.

Thomas notched his second shutout in four games in running his winning streak to four games.

Rookie Corey Crawford made 31 saves in his 21st straight start for Chicago (41-27-8), which entered the night with a three-point lead for the eighth slot in the West.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Boston
N/A Points Johnny Boychuk 1
N/A Goals Johnny Boychuk 1
N/A Assists Patrice Bergeron 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Corey Crawford .912 Save Percentage Tim Thomas 1.000
Corey Crawford 31 Saves Tim Thomas 32

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Chicago 32 0 0-2 0-0 0 33
Boston 34 3 0-0 2-2 4 31

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play its next game at home against Toronto. The Bruins have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .576 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play its next game on the road against Columbus. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .512 after a win and .588 after a loss.
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