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Bruins pound Maple Leafs one final time

BOSTON — About the only bad news for the Bruins in their 8-0 rout Monday is that they don't play the Maple Leafs again.

Boston completed a six-game sweep of the season series behind two goals from Benoit Pouliot and a shutout by Tim Thomas. After two periods the Bruins had as many goals — seven — as Toronto had shots. Boston outscored Toronto 36-10 this season.

"Sometimes you have a bit of luck on your side and you match up well against a team," Bruins forward Chris Kelly said. "By no means was the score indicative of the kind of games they were."

It was on Monday.

Boston led 4-0 just 13 minutes in and Thomas had to make only 13 saves, the fewest shots allowed by the Bruins since they gave up 13 to Pittsburgh on April 13, 2002. He also was in net for a 7-0 rout Nov. 5 at Toronto.

"I have never really seen anything like that (domination)," Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer said. "I'm not sure why one team has an advantage."

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Alexander Ovechkin scored twice as the host Capitals beat the Red Wings 5-3 to maintain a two-point edge for the East's eighth and final playoff spot.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Forward Shawn Thornton agreed to a two-year contract extension through 2013-14 with the Bruins. Terms were not disclosed.

at Bruins 4 3 1 8
Maple Leafs 0 0 0 0

First Period1, Boston, Kelly 18 (Pouliot), 2:25. 2, Boston, Campbell 8 (Ference, Paille), 5:40. 3, Boston, Pouliot 11 (Boychuk, Rolston), 10:58. 4, Boston, Marchand 24 (Seguin, Seidenberg), 12:42 (pp). PenaltiesRosehill, Tor (roughing), 12:19; Schenn, Tor, major (fighting), 12:19; Campbell, Bos, major (fighting), 12:19; Komisarek, Tor, major (fighting), 13:10; Lucic, Bos, served by Seguin, minor-major (roughing, fighting), 13:10.

Second Period5, Boston, Pouliot 12 (Rolston, Kelly), 2:31. 6, Boston, Chara 10 (Rolston), 5:45 (pp). 7, Boston, Rolston 6 (Krejci, McQuaid), 19:25. PenaltiesMacArthur, Tor (holding), 5:01.

Third Period8, Boston, Seguin 26 (Krejci, Lucic), 18:29. PenaltiesCaron, Bos (holding), :41. Shots on GoalToronto 2-5-6—13. Boston 9-8-7—24. Power-play opportunitiesToronto 0 of 2; Boston 2 of 2. GoaliesToronto, Reimer 13-13-4 (9 shots-5 saves), Gustavsson (12:42 first, 15-11). Boston, Thomas 31-18-0 (13-13). A17,565 (17,565). T2:16.

at Rangers 1 2 1 4
Devils 0 2 0 2

First Period1, N.Y. Rangers, Dubinsky 8 (Stepan, Callahan), 1:11. PenaltiesSalvador, NJ, misconduct, :03; Boulton, NJ, major (fighting), :03; Janssen, NJ, major (fighting), :03; Carter, NJ, major (fighting), :03; Rupp, NYR, major (fighting), :03; Prust, NYR, major (fighting), :03; Bickel, NYR, major (fighting), :03; Prust, NYR (high-sticking), 9:01; Salvador, NJ (roughing), 12:45; Rupp, NYR (roughing), 12:45; Boulton, NJ (tripping), 18:00.

Second Period2, N.Y. Rangers, Girardi 5 (Hagelin), :33. 3, New Jersey, Elias 25 (Sykora), 5:03. 4, N.Y. Rangers, Zuccarello 2 (Callahan, Richards), 7:33 (pp). 5, New Jersey, Sykora 17 (Zidlicky, Kovalchuk), 11:08. PenaltiesBoulton, NJ (boarding), 7:09; Dubinsky, NYR (boarding), 17:27.

Third Period6, N.Y. Rangers, Stepan 16 (Dubinsky, Hagelin), 18:50. PenaltiesMcDonagh, NYR (tripping), 9:38; Josefson, NJ (high-sticking), 16:47. Shots on GoalNew Jersey 6-10-6—22. N.Y. Rangers 13-7-7—27. Power-play opportunitiesNew Jersey 0 of 3; N.Y. Rangers 1 of 3. GoaliesNew Jersey, Brodeur 26-20-3 (27 shots-23 saves). N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 33-15-5 (22-20). A18,200 (18,200). T2:30.

Capitals 3 1 1 5
at Red Wings 0 1 2 3

First1, Washington, Ovechkin 31 (Johansson, Wideman), 7:48 (pp). 2, Washington, Knuble 6 (Chimera, Perreault), 11:25. 3, Washington, Ovechkin 32 (Laich, Semin), 14:51 (pp). PenaltiesKronwall, Det (high-sticking), 7:03; Holmstrom, Det (interference), 13:04; Halpern, Was (hooking), 17:57.

Second4, Detroit, Quincey 7 (Smith, Hudler), 5:15 (pp). 5, Washington, Aucoin 3 (Semin, Johansson), 17:24. PenaltiesHendricks, Was (holding), 3:20; Bertuzzi, Det (hooking), 11:29.

Third6, Detroit, Bertuzzi 13 (Nyquist, Stuart), :36. 7, Detroit, Cleary 12 (Abdelkader, Smith), 12:52. 8, Washington, Chimera 17 (Knuble, Green), 19:39 (en-pp). PenaltiesKnuble, Was (tripping), 16:45; Zetterberg, Det (holding), 17:45. ShotsWashington 10-9-3—22. Detroit 12-10-11—33. Power playsWashington 3 of 4; Detroit 1 of 3. GoaliesWashington, Holtby 1-1-0 (33 shots-30 saves). Detroit, Howard 33-15-3 (21-17). A20,066 (20,066). T2:22.

at Wild 1 0 1 2
Canucks 0 0 0 0

First1, Minnesota, Christensen 5 (Brodziak, Clutterbuck), 19:36 (pp). PenaltiesBurrows, Van (roughing), 18:04; Bieksa, Van, major (fighting), 18:04; Johnson, Min, major (fighting), 18:04.

SecondNone. PenaltiesStoner, Min (high-sticking), 4:34; Kesler, Van (clipping), 18:52.

Third2, Minnesota, Brodziak 19, 19:57 (en). PenaltiesGragnani, Van (roughing), 2:13; Stoner, Min (roughing), 2:13; Hansen, Van (goaltender interference), 14:00. ShotsVancouver 11-12-10—33. Minnesota 12-17-5—34. Power playsVancouver 0 of 1; Minnesota 1 of 3. GoaliesVancouver, C.Schneider 16-7-1 (33 shots-32 saves). Minnesota, Harding 10-10-4 (33-33). A17,188 (18,064). T2:31.

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