Fuhr dominates Boston


The Bruins, coming off their first loss of the season, faced Quebec in the finale of their 6 game home stand. Boston was looking for a better effort tonight and they got it, but they got vastly out dueled between the pipes in the battle of goaltenders in a 4-2 loss.


The Bruins looked good in the first but the bad goals allowed down the stretch turned out to be backbreakers. Libor Dolana gave the Bs the lead before Nemchinov ties it up on the PP. Fortunately, Rob Blake scored shorthanded on the major penalty taken by Ludwig to restore the lead.


The second period was chippy with a lot of penalties called, providing a lot of odd man advantages for Boston but they couldn't take advantage. The only goal came off the stick of Scott Mellanby to tie the game after the second.


"We couldn't get anything going with the man advantage," said coach Guevremont. "They say that your best penalty killer has to be your goaltender, and Fuhr was terrific for them tonight."


In the third, Glen Featherstone and Scott Stevens scored for Quebec, a terrific result for a team that managed only 3 shots in the period. As a matter of fact, Bruins starter Curtis Joseph allowed 3 goals on a mere 7 shots over the last two periods, which simply won't get it done. In contrast, Grant Fuhr allowed 0 goals on 20 shots over the same time frame. The Bruins outshot the Nords 32-14 over the course of the game.


The Bruins travel to Chicago for a game tomorrow night that they need to win, if only to keep pace with the other teams in the Adams and the Wales Conference.




3. Tommy Abelin

2. Scott Melanby

1. Grant Fuhr




- The Bruins went 0 for 9 with the PP and 3 for 4 on the PK

- Guevremont spoke of some potential lineup changes on the PP for next game




The Sandwich Bruins were embarrassed by Cornwall 11-0. Nothing went right and rookie Pasi Nurminen got a burn on the back of his neck with the red light coming on non-stop.


Donny Brook

Bruins Beat Writer

Boston Herald