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Final: Bruins 6, Avalanche 2

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  January 22, 2011 02:48 PM

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All done in Denver. Bruins with an impressive 6-2 win. Two goals apiece for Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand.

18:25 3d period: Bruins 6-2
Brad Marchand with the long-distance ENG. All over the rink today.

9:56 3d period: Bruins 5-2
Patrice Bergeron tucks in a backhand rebound of a Johnny Boychuk blast. Appears to have glanced in off John-Michael Liles's skate. Huge goal to halt Colorado's momentum.

4:26 3d period: Bruins 4-2
Big save by Tim Thomas on Kevin Shattenkirk. Thomas way out of his net again.

3:36 3d period: Bruins 4-2
Careless giveaway by Dennis Seidenberg to Kyle Cumiskey. Tim Thomas bails out his teammate.

2:30 3d period: Bruins 4-2
PP for the Avalanche. Furious flurry in front of Tim Thomas during the delayed penalty on Michael Ryder.

1:41 3d period: Bruins 4-2
High-skill move by Kevin Shattenkirk. Dangles around Patrice Bergeron, then beats Tim Thomas high glove on the backhand.

0:00 3d period: Bruins 4-1
Peter Budaj in goal.

20:00 2d period: Bruins 4-1
Another solid period for the Bruins. Marc Savard's injury the only blemish to the day.

19:04 2d period: Bruins 4-1
Milan Lucic and David Krejci play give-and-go. Lucic buries the shot for his second goal. Not Craig Anderson's fault, but goalie has to make a timely save.

17:00 2d period: Bruins 3-1
Tim Thomas comes way out to cut down angle on Kyle Cumiskey.

14:44 2d period: Bruins 3-1
Brad Marchand at it again. Marchand blocks Ryan O'Byrne's shot and goes the other way on two-on-one. Fakes shot and dishes to Mark Recchi for easy goal.

13:45 2d period: Bruins 2-1
Scramble in front. Tim Thomas dives to cover a TJ Galiardi shot.

10:12 2d period: Bruins 2-1
Marc Savard will not return today.

7:10 2d period: Bruins 2-1
No sign of Marc Savard. Not good that he needed assistance from his teammates to skate off the ice.

3:19 2d period: Bruins 2-1
Marc Savard down on the ice. Absorbed a hit from Matt Hunwick and is left holding his head. Goes off with help from Zdeno Chara and Steven Kampfer. Second head shot for Savard in the past week. Was rattled by a Deryk Engelland hit last Saturday.

1:53 2d period: Bruins 2-1
Craig Anderson scurries back to get in front of Tyler Seguin's shot.

20:00 1st period: Bruins 2-1
Excellent road first for the Bruins. Slow start, but they got their legs and dominated the Avalanche for most of the period. Bruins getting clean entries into the offensive zone to set up their cycle.

12:00 1st period: Bruins 2-1
Milan Lucic in front for the PPG. Good entry with speed through NZ for Bruins. David Krejci with the initial shot and helper.

10:15 1st period: 1-1
Sharp glove save by Craig Anderson to snuff out Milan Lucic's bid.

9:20 1st period: 1-1
Brad Marchand drives far post and taps in a Mark Recchi feed. Marchand might not be seen on fourth line again this year.

2:57 1st period: Avalanche 1-0
Gregory Campbell vs. Cody McLeod. Spirited scrap with McLeod landing more blows.

2:00 1st period: Avalanche 1-0
A Kevin Shattenkirk bounces off bodies and flutters over Tim Thomas. Paul Stastny credited with the tip.

0:00 1st period: 0-0
Adam McQuaid is back in. Mark Stuart and Daniel Paille are the healthy scratches.

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