Boston Bruins defeat Vancouver Canucks, 1-0

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - It's early in the season, but the Bruins are on a roll, carried along specifically on the round and sturdy shoulders of netminder Tim Thomas.

Backed by 31 Thomas saves, 6-8 of which he made on shots that were labeled surefire Vancouver goals, the Bruins pinned a 1-0 loss on the Canucks last night. It was Boston's second 1-0 triumph in as many nights - both of them with the 34-year-old Thomas efficient, perfect, and sometimes dazzling.