Posted March 21, 2012 on
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The Boston Bruins' latest performance would seem to indicate their recent struggles are over. A visit to the slumping San Jose Sharks could give them more confidence going forward.
The Bruins will seek to maintain their lead in the Northeast Division while dealing a blow to the Sharks' playoff hopes Thursday night.
Boston snapped a season-high, four-game skid with a 3-2 shootout win over Philadelphia on Saturday, but it was Monday's home game against Toronto that showed the Bruins might have returned to their high-scoring ways.
After totaling seven goals over its previous four games, Boston (42-27-3) scored four times in the first 13 minutes against the Maple Leafs and tallied another three goals in the second period of its 8-0 rout. Tim Thomas needed to make only 13 saves while posting his fifth shutout of the season.
Veteran forward Brian Rolston matched his career high for points with one goal and three assists, and Benoit Pouliot had two goals and an assist.
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Brian Rolston, LW, BOS – add/start
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