Boston Bruins defeat San Jose Sharks, 2-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. - So it has come to this: Mark Recchi, who will enter the Hall of Fame as a wing, serving as a shutdown center against the NHL’s best line.

Miroslav Satan, out of hockey until this month, riding shotgun with Recchi against San Jose’s high-powered guns of Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton, and Dany Heatley (70 combined goals).

For all that, the Bruins played one of their best games against an elite team. After withstanding a furious third-period attack, the ...