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Recchi Racks Up 1500 Points

by John Bishop / Boston Bruins
BostonBruins.com - It's nothing new for Boston Bruins forward Mark Recchi to be in the headlines, but on Wednesday, the sure-bet Hall of Famer racked up his latest feat with two goals, including the game-winner, during the Bruins 3-1 come-from-behind victory over the Florida Panthers.


"It was a great win," said Recchi. "We sucked it up in the third and we dug down and we got a win.

"[Tim Thomas] did a great job of keeping us in it and we got a lucky one the first one and got us some life; Krejci made a great play on the goal. On the second one...we found a way to battle and it worked out great."

Recchi found a way to battle back and netted goals at 2:54 and 16:00 of the third to ice the win for the B's. In the process, Mark became just the 13th player in NHL history to compile 1500 points.

"It's pretty nice when it comes on a big win like that," said Recchi. "The two goals were important goals and that's what makes it more rewarding.

"You get a big win along with it and it's an important goal. You know it's been a lot of years and I've had a lot of great teammates and ia lot of great players I've played with, that obviously have helped me along the way and it's no different here. I've had some great teammates here.

"They have been unbelievable to me and...it's been a lot of fun."

Recchi was blunt about the team's play early.

"I mean, it was a pretty sloppy couple games for us lately and we got serious in the third," he said. "We decided to work, yeah. We just decided to work. Something we hadn't been (doing). We didn't do a very good a very good job in Tampa. And we had one good period in Tampa and it wasn't good enough and tonight fortunately it was good enough."

The veteran winger wasn't satisfied, however.

"We have to be a lot better," he said. "We know that and we have to get off to better starts.

"We were okay, but we still weren's as sharp as we'd like to be. And we've got to get a lot better to start games and get some momentum and maybe get a lead for once and see where we can go from there."
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