Bruins Show Why They’re Defending Champs

The Bruins found their mojo on Thursday night with a 6-2 win against the previously undefeated Maple Leafs. Shawn Thorton set the tone early: brawling with Toronto’s biggest, baddest dude less than 2 minutes into the game. Thorton’s fight with Colton Orr seemed to light a fire under the slumping B’s.

Boston went on to score 6 goals tonight, finally curing their offensive ailments. Timmy Thomas was his usual fantastic self, making some wild saves while the game was still close to keep Boston on top until they pulled away for good. Zdeno Chara, Andrew Ference, Tyler Seguin and Milan Lucic all had 3 points in the much needed Bruins win. The B’s finally showed the qualities that got them a Stanley Cup last season: toughness combined with brilliant goal-tending and the ability to score in bunches. host San Jose on Saturday night before a home-and-away series with arch rival Montreal next week.

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