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Savard Sparked Saturday Resurgence

Bruins bounced back from Friday's loss in Montreal with a big win over Toronto.

Monday, 12.7.2009 / 10:03 AM ET / Features
By Dyan LeBourdais  - Intern | BostonBruins.com
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Savard Sparked Saturday Resurgence
Toronto Maple Leafs' Jamal Mayers (21) looks down after Boston Bruins' Marc Savard scored a hat trick in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Boston. The Bruins won 7-2. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Boston, MA -- Saturday was a great all-around night for the Bruins who bounced back with a 7-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday after what many members of the team called an embarrassing 5-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens the night before.

The team knew they had to bounce back. They needed to fight back and come out with a win – especially on home ice. As such, veteran Bruins center Marc Savard led the way and earned a hatrick, scoring the team’s second, fourth and seventh goals.

"The boys were telling me out there [to] just shoot the puck, I mean obviously I was trying to make plays still,"  said Savard."But, it feels good to know we had a good team effort.”

As for his goals, he said, “None of them were the prettiest goals that’s for sure, but I thought my wingers played well tonight.”

“Wheeler was all over the puck and Bitz was getting into the net and just gave me opportunities. I probably should have shot a couple more when I had some chances.”

Savard commended Head Coach Claude Julien who delivered some words of wisdom prior to the game.

“Claude’s pregame speech tonight was probably one of the best I have ever heard actually,” said Savard. “It really fired us up early, it was special so I think the guys reacted and gave it a good 60-minute effort.”

A solid effort that assistant captain Patrice Bergeron said the team needed.

“We needed that [win]. We needed that big effort we all knew before this game that we needed to bounce back,” said Bergeron. “Last night, was embarrassing and especially in front of our fans today we needed a big effort.

“And we did it.”

There’s no doubt that the fans pumped up the atmosphere making the game playoff-esque. The TD Garden faithful were loud and proud. Especially when it came to taunting the most current Bruins fan-favorite player to hate – Phil Kessel.

“The atmosphere was awesome tonight; the fans got us into it,” added Bergeron. “I thought our first couple shifts also got our momentum for us… and it was a fun game to be apart of.”

Not only was it fun, Savard said the game was very different from playing Montreal on Friday night.

“Just the willingness I think to get to the net, get to the dirty areas, to not let up when we had the lead. We didn’t let up. We kept going and I’ve paid dividends at the end up the night.”

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