Boston Bruins defeat Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-0

Maybe he didn’t get to relax, or let his guard down, or allow his mind to wander during timeouts to some warm Caribbean isle, but Tim Thomas finally got to breathe a little last night, which is something he’s rarely been able to do this season.

“Our defense - our team defense - has been playing really well the last 6-7 games,’’ said Thomas following his 27-save effort last night that backed the Bruins to a 3-0 shutout of the Penguins at the Garden. “Now we’re getting th...

In the second period, Matt Hunwick whirled around the Pittsburgh net, tucked a backhander over the glove of Marc-Andre Fleury and under the crossbar, and saw the puck hit the back of the net.

But as Hunwick spotted the red light and raised his arms to celebrate, he heard an interrupted blare of the goal horn. He saw several Penguins rushing past him, far too fast, he thought, to be going off the ice for a line change. That’s when he saw referee Bill McCreary waving his ...

They are banged up, to be sure, not unlike the Bruins. The potent Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t at full strength, and that hasn’t helped their cause lately. However, they still have plenty of offensive talent up front. Last night, against the Bruins at TD Garden, the Penguins displayed more of a power outage than any semblance of a scoring threat in Boston’s 3-0 victory.

The Penguins have lost three in a row and four of five. They have been shut out three times this season...