Blue Jackets Vs. Bruins: Penalties Kill Columbus In 5-3 Loss To Boston

COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 10: Joe Corvo #14 of the Boston Bruins reacts to scoring a third period coal behind Patrice Bergeron #37 while playing the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on December 10, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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The NHL's worst team (Columbus Blue Jackets) played the NHL's best (Boston Bruins) rough and tough, but ultimately couldn't overcome eight penalties that led to three power play goals for the opposition. 

Columbus, in front of a rowdy 18,000-plus fans at Nationwide Arena against the reigning Stanley Cup champs, played the Bruins physically, out-hitting them 28-14 and even knocking out Zdeno Chara with an injury. However, Boston took advantage of a couple hooking penalties in the third period by scoring power play goals on both to make up the difference on the scoreboard. 

Columbus' three goals in the first two periods forced Boston to pull last year's playoff MVP Tim Thomas and go with their backup Tukka Rask. Rask made saves on all 11 shots he faced en route to his fifth win of the season. 

Columbus outshot the Bruins 36-29 and were pretty competitive on the face offs. Unfortunately, Boston bested them on the power play in the same number of tries (six). 

Columbus hits the ice next on Tuesday vs. Vancouver.

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