Boston Bruins defeat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2

On Wednesday afternoon, after the Bruins had ditched Derek Morris and made their play for Dennis Seidenberg, the players knew there were still a few hours before the trade deadline for general manager Peter Chiarelli to land goal-scoring reinforcements.

“We’re not done,’’ Marco Sturm had said.

Everything indicated another trade would go down. By trading Morris and Byron Bitz and bringing on Seidenberg, the Bruins cleared more than $1.5 million in salary (even though ...

For the first time in his NHL career, Tim Thomas had become an afterthought.

Last month, as Tuukka Rask grabbed the starting job, Thomas found a home on the Bruins bench for six straight games. Thomas then traveled to Vancouver, where he backed up US goalie Ryan Miller for all but 10-plus minutes of Olympic action. Upon his return to Boston, Thomas played No. 2 to Rask for one more game.

Finally, last night was Thomas’s turn. He didn’t disappoint.

Returning to his...

Miroslav Satan isn’t about to tip his hand.

“I don’t want to give out too many secrets,’’ the veteran winger cracked when asked about his winner in last night’s 3-2 shootout victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Bruins’ first win at TD Garden in 2010. “It’s something I added to the old move.’’

The move on goalie Jean-Sebastian Giguere, on the Bruins’ third try in the shootout, was indeed a new twist on something he’d been known for during his prime in Buffalo. Sk...