BOSTON - Tim Thomas stopped 35 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, and Michael Ryder had a goal and two assists in his second game back after facial surgery to lead the Boston Bruins to a 6-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.
Chuck Kobasew scored twice for the Bruins, who matched last year's total of 42 wins. It was the 11th career shutout for Thomas, who has won two straight after losing three of his previous four starts.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere allowed three goals on seven shots before he was replaced at the 3:43 mark of the second period. Jonas Hiller made 17 saves for the Ducks.
The game was the Ducks debut for defenceman Ryan Whitney, who was traded to Anaheim from the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier in the day.