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.
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.
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.