The Boston Bruins took the ice tonight for their third game of the preseason. They took on the Montreal Canadiens up at the Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Boston went on to win the game by a score of 7-3. Brad Marchand and Joe Corvo each had a power play goal. This was Corvo's first preseason game as a Bruin. He missed some time after suffering a minor groin injury during the "Black vs. White" scrimmage game.
Bruins forward Nathan Horton made his return to the ice tonight for the first time since the Stanley Cup Finals. He was stretchered off the ice after a late hit by Vancouver Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome in game three. During the summer, Horton had his symptoms treated and was cleared to play. The question was whether or not he would see any ice time during the preseason? That was answered tonight as he picked up two assists in the game and showed no noticeable effects from his concussion.
Zdeno Chara and Daniel Paille each scored a short-handed goal in tonight's game. The Bruins had more penalties than the Canadiens (7 to 6), yet they were still able to net two short-handers. That says something about the Bruins penalty kill, which we all know was solid throughout last year's playoffs. Gregory Campbell, Tyler Seguin, and Jordan Caron each added a goal. Seven goals scored by seven different players. Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin played solid tonight, stopping 27 shots on 30 attempts.
Boston and Montreal will meet again tomorrow night in Montreal.