Tim Thomas and the Bruins fell behind early tonight in New Jersey, but stormed back with six unanswered goals to give the Bruins their first win of 2012.
Tim Thomas made 30 saves on 31 shots, although none of his saves would fall under the category of “spectacular”.
New Jersey got it started early with a power play goal from David Clarkson at 4:24 of the first frame to give the Devils a 1-0 lead. But Boston responded in a big way. At 8:15 of the first frame, Andrew Ference fired a slap shot that deflected off of Gregory Campbell’s skates and past future hall-of-famer Marty Brodeur to knot the score at one. Five minutes later, at 13:17 of the first period, David Krejci found Nathan Horton on the side of the net, Horton tapped the puck past Brodeur for the power play goal to give the B’s a 2-1 advantage after one.
Patrice Bergeron proved once again that he is invaluable to this team at 4:02 of the second period. As time expired on a New Jersey power play, Bergeron, who was on the PK ...