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Bruins Sharpen Small Details

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BostonBruins.com –The Boston Bruins lead the NHL in goals per game with 3.36, but in the last four contests, goals have come at a premium for the Black & Gold.


The Bruins have scored just five goals – four of which came in Sunday's 4-1 win over Washington – in the last four games.

"Well we got to battle harder to score goals," Bruins forward Rich Peverley said. "We didn't create enough opportunities, and that goes for myself. And a lot of guys in here want to create more.

We're our best when everyone is playing the same. Little mistakes happen and it's little things that usually help you win. One small thing led to another thing, so we need to be better at every part of our game right now."

So when the Bruins hit the ice at Ristuccia Arena Thursday, that's exactly what they did – key in on the fine details.

Most of the practice was spent working puck protection, one-one-on battles and net-front drills – including tip-ins, one-timers and rebounds.

According to forward Shawn Thornton, that's exactly what the team needed after Sunday's 6-0 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

"Yeah I think it was good, it was good work today," Thornton said. "The guys really worked through it and battled hard and I think everyone did a good job with it. It's probably a little bit of an area that's slipped a bit, and we got to get back to it so I think that's the goal here."

With a game against the Nashville Predators Saturday, the Bruins will look to get back on track before taking on the New York Rangers Tuesday.

But until then, Thornton is just taking it one day at a time.

"We'll come to the rink, get ready for practice and focus on Saturday when it gets here,"  Thornton said.

--- Anthony Gulizia
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