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Bruins Drop 4th in 5 Games

BOSTON — Jonas Hiller stopped 45 shots for his second shutout of the season and Brandon McMillan had his first career multipoint game to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night.

It was the eighth shutout of Hiller’s career. Lubomir Visnovsky and Corey Perry also scored and Teemu Selanne had two assists.

Tim Thomas stopped 22 shots for Boston. He fell to 15-4-3 on the season, with three of the four regulation losses coming in games when the Bruins were shut out.

McMillan, a rookie, doubled his career totals with one goal and one assist. He gave the Ducks the lead when he slammed home the rebound of Luca Sbisa‘s shot less than 6 minutes into the game.

Anaheim made it 2-0 in the second when Selanne put a wrist shot on net and then followed his own rebound, swinging and missing with his backhand. But Visnovsky was right behind him, and he put it past Thomas.

Perry scored a short-handed goal to make it 3-0 with less than 5 minutes left in the second period, making a drag move in front of the net before beating Thomas on the stick side.

The Bruins outshot Anaheim in every period — including 18-8 in the second — but still lost for the fourth time in five games. Boston beat Washington on Saturday to snap a season-high three-game losing streak.

Game notes
McMillan was sent down to Syracuse on Nov. 22 and recalled from the AHL two days later. … The Bruins have beaten Anaheim in regulation just once in their last nine games. … Anaheim D Andreas Lilja played in his 500th game, and Ryan Getzlaf played in game No. 400. … Ducks D Toni Lydman got hit in the face with a shot late in the first period, but he was back for the second. … Referee Dan O’Halloran was knocked to the ice when he got caught in the middle of a big Bruins hit. He was able to continue.

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