Boston Bruins defeat Ottawa Senators, 6-4

After a two-goal burst to start the night devolved into giveaways, failed races for pucks, and ragged play, Claude Julien did what comes naturally to a coach disappointed with his team's play.

He let his players know it.

"It was kind of a wake-up call when he came in after the second," said Martin St. Pierre. "He challenged us. We had to rise up."

A dead-weight Ottawa club bumbled through the first five minutes as if eager to see first-year coach Craig Hartsburg, ...

Last season, Tim Thomas made the All-Star Game for the first time as a late addition, earning a roster spot when New Jersey's Martin Brodeur pulled out, citing personal reasons.

This season, Thomas wasn't even on the All-Star ballot. But yesterday, the NHL announced that Thomas, Zdeno Chara, and Marc Savard will be going to Montreal for the All-Star Game Jan. 25. The three played in last year's game in Atlanta, all making significant impacts during All-Star weekend. Tho...