Edmonton Oilers' Dustin Penner, right, knocks the Boston Bruins' Rich Peverley to the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Ulan)
Boston Bruins' Tomas Kaberle, right, holds back Ottawa Senators' Zack Smith during first period NHL hockey action at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)
Team Staal's Zdeno Chara, left, of the Boston Bruins; Patrick Sharp (10), of the Chicago Blackhawks; and Eric Staal, of the Carolina Hurricanes, talk after hockey's NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 in Raleigh, N.C. Team Lidstrom won 11-10. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas rolls onto his back after making a save against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Last year, Thomas was relegated to the bench by not only the U.S. Olympic team, but his very own Boston Bruins. Again the starter in Boston, Thomas is having the best season of any goalie in the league so far, and his efforts show in the standings, as the resurgent Bruins try to wipe away the nightmare that was blowing a 3-0 playoff series lead to Philadelphia last season.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Milt Schmidt, left, a former Boston Bruin and a hockey Hall of Famer, gets the honor of raising his number to the rafters for the first time, prior to the Bruins' NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Boston on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, left, of Russia, chases the puck, next to Boston Bruins' Matt Hunwick (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey preseason game Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Capitals' Mathieu Perreault, back right, celebrates his goal with Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, as Boston Bruins' Mark Stuart (45) looks on during the first period an NHL hockey preseason game Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, in Washington.
FILE - This May 14, 2010, file photo shows Philadelphia Flyers' Simon Gagne celebrating his go-ahead goal in the third period of Game 7 of a second-round NHL playoff hockey series against the Boston Bruins, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)