BOSTON (AP) -The Eastern Conference-leading Boston Bruins acquired forward Mark Recchi and defenseman Steve Montador at the trading deadline to bolster their push for the playoffs.
The Bruins reportedly sent forward Martins Karsums and defenseman Matt Lashoff to Tampa Bay for Recchi and a second-round pick in 2010. Boston got Montador from the Anaheim Ducks for forward Petteri Nokelainen.
The Bruins entered Wednesday tied with the San Jose Sharks for the best record in the NHL with 93 points - six points ahead of the New Jersey Devils for the East lead. But Boston has lost eight of its last 11.