Turning some corners?

For the second night in a row, Boston's Patrice Bergeron saved the Bruins' bacon.

Bergeron, a Hound Central 2.0 favorite, scored less than a minute into overtime (34 seconds, to be exact), lifting the suddenly-hot Bruins to their third win in a row.

The goal, Bergeron's sixth of the year, capped a 2-1 victory last night over Original Six rival, the Toronto Maple Leafs. On Wednesday, against the Washington Capitals, Bergeron scored the lone goal in a 3-2 shootout victory.

The Bruins, however, are not the only team taking steps toward improvement.

~ The Philadelphia Flyers scored three unanswered goals, including the game-tying and -winner by R.J. Umberger, to rally past the Los Angeles Kings, 4-3. The night before, in Anaheim, the Flyers chased J.S. Giguere en route to 7-4 thumping of the Ducks.

~ Phoenix's Mike Zigomanis, a former Lowell (Mass.) Lock Monster, forced overtime with his second goal of the season, where his Coyote 'mates stepped up in the shootout to beat the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2. This was the first time that Phoenix has won back-to-back games this season.

Did you know

~ the Bruins' Phil Kessel finally recorded his first hit of the season last night against the Leafs. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't he drafted for his offense, not any hitting ability? Only in Boston would that be an issue.

~ the Buffalo Sabres remain perfect (10-0-0) on the road? The next two road opponents are Ottawa, capping a home-and-home series on Saturday, and the New York Rangers on Oct. 26.

~ the New Jersey Devils are the only division leader (Atlantic) that has allowed more goals (46) than it has scored (43)?


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