Bruins: Michael Ryder

B's will see more of Ryder with Habs

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While the Bruins may have been "very interested" in reacquiring winger Michael Ryder from the Dallas Stars, as one NHL source suggested Tuesday, the price seemingly was too high for Boston's liking and the teams couldn't reach a deal. Instead, Ryder began his second stint with Boston’s hated rival, the Montreal Canadiens, Wednesday in Toronto after being reacquired by the Habs along with a third-round pick in exchange for winger Erik Cole.

On Wednesday, Bruins players and coach Claude Julien seemed surprised that they would now have to face the player who played a major role in their 2011 Stanley Cup run with 17 points in 25 playoff games, but they had nothing but praise for their former teammate.

“We saw Michael here and he’s a good player," Julien said. "He certainly can score goals, but I was a little bit surprised at seeing him go back to Montreal. But that’s a deal that they made and as long as Mike is happy, I’m happy for him. He was a good player for us and he’s been a good player for me for many years. His value is worth something even when you trade him. He’s somebody who you want and last year scored 35 goals, so not a bad player.”

Rich Peverley knows just how good Ryder can be, and when the Habs come to town Sunday night for what could be a battle for first place in the Northeast Division as well as the Eastern Conference, Peverley plans on paying close attention to Ryder.

“Good for Rydes. He’s obviously a tremendous talent that scored a lot of goals last year and he’s having a great year again,” Peverley said. “He’s a dangerous player and we all know that. So whenever we play against him -- I think we've got him four more times -- we need to know when he’s on the ice. He can pick cherries with that shot.”

Ryder headed to Dallas

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The Dallas Stars on Friday signed right wing Michael Ryder, who won a Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins last season. It's a two-year deal worth $7 million.

Ryder, 31, had 18 goals and 23 assists in 79 games in 2010-11. He had 17 points (8 goals, 9 assists) in 25 playoff games.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said he sent a text message Friday afternoon to Ryder, wishing him well and to “make sure you light up all of those Eastern Conference teams -- except us”. Chiarelli remains confident in the leadership values of his core, should the Bruins not sign a suitable replacement.

“You know what, in the three years we had him, he was really good in the postseason,” Chiarelli said. “So that’s going to be an area I hope that the group will, I talked about leadership earlier, the group inheriting some of that responsibility if we don’t bring in someone else. And you know, the timely scoring is something that I’ve liked what I’ve seen with the rest of the group.”

B's to let Kaberle, Ryder test free agency

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Bruins General Manager told the media in a conference call Thursday morning that the team will let defenseman Tomas Kaberle and forward Michael Ryder hit the unrestricted free agent market Friday at noon when the 2011 NHL free agency season opens. But he stressed that doesn’t mean that either player’s time with the Bruins is over.

“There is no finality to our relationship,” Chiarelli said of Kaberle when asked if it was decided he wouldn’t return. “What we’ve agreed to with Tomas and his agent (Rick Curran) is that he would look into the market and we’d continue to talk with him. So certainly there’s no finality there.”

According to Chiarelli the same goes for Ryder.

“We certainly haven’t parted ways,” Chiarelli said. “I’m weary of the market as it stands now so I said ‘look guys go out there and see what’s going on and we’ll continue to talk.’ The risk that we run is that they’ll get a deal and they can’t come back to us and I understand that risk. That’s where those two guys stand.”

Kaberle was largely a disappointment after being acquired by the Bruins from the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 18. He had just nine points in 24 regular season games and then added 11 assists in 25 playoff games. He finished the season playing on Boston’s No. 3 defensive pairing. While Ryder had an inconsistent regular season that included being a healthy scratch a handful of times, he played well in the playoffs, scoring eight goals and adding nine assists.

“I don’t know but I have a sense of what segment they’re in within the market but I’m not entirely certain,” Chiarelli said when asked if he thought he may still be able to get Ryder and Kaberle back at the right price for his team. “Those are two guys that gave us good service so for the right number, I’d like to have them back but I can’t tell you. I don’t know what that number is.”

Chiarelli also confirmed that he has made qualifying offers to three restricted free agents: Forwards Brad Marchand and Stefan Chaput as well as defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk. Chiarelli said that negotiations with all three players have yet to begin.

After a breakout 21-goal regular season to go with 11 goals and 19 points in the playoffs, Marchand will be in for a big pay raise.

Chiarelli said he has informed unrestricted free agent to be defenseman Shane Hnidy that the Bruins will not be bringing him back in the 2011-12 season.

“We’ve told Shane that we aren’t re-signing him,” Chairelli said of the utility defenseman. “I think he will be a good addition somewhere else so I told him that.”

Report card: Third line gels just in time

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(Editor's note: Third in a week-long report card series on the Stanley Cup champion Bruins.)

Video: Offseason questions for Bruins

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James Murphy and Joe McDonald took a few minutes after the Bruins’ Game 7 win to look ahead to the offseason. After playing into the middle of June, the Bruins won’t have a lot of time before they have to get to work on offseason planning. They will need to make decisions on some UFAs, including Michael Ryder and Tomas Kaberle. Another situation to watch is Brad Marchand. He’s a restricted free agent and should be in line for a pretty significant raise.

Video: Do-or-die talk continues

June, 13, 2011
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BOSTON -- The road team has yet to win a game in this Stanley Cup final series between Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks. If Boston can stave off elimination and force a Game 7, anything can happen.

With Vancouver’s victory in Game 5, home teams improved to 16-2 in the Stanley Cup final since 2009.

The home crowds at TD Garden and Rogers Arena have been phenomenal for the respective teams. Bruins forward Michael Ryder talked about the home and road records this series:

Bruins need to feed off fans tonight

June, 13, 2011
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BOSTON -- The home team hasn’t lost in the Stanley Cup finals heading into Game 6 tonight at TD Garden. The Bruins have won five straight at home, and following what they hope wasn’t their last morning skate of the season, made it clear they intend on using what they expect to be another raucous crowd cheering them on.

“We’re definitely counting on it and obviously, it worked in our favor, we were able to feed off the crowd’s energy and we expect the same going into tonight’s game,” winger Milan Lucic said. “And like you said, it could go up even another level, you know, it’s an exciting time, it doesn’t, even though we’re down a game here, you know, it’s game six here, it doesn’t get any better than this. So as a team, like I said, after last game we’re excited about the opportunity and I know the fans are too.”

Lucic also realizes that win or lose, this is the Bruins last home game of what has been a memorable 2010-11 season, and he and the Bruins would love to send their fans home happy one last time.

“Yeah, and we definitely want to end it off on a good note,” Lucic said. “So you know, it’s an opportunity for us to get back in the series, it’s an opportunity for us to win our last home game, and you know, like you said, the fans were loud last game, they were excited, and they’re even more excited going into this game. Like I said, it’s a great experience so far, it’s a great opportunity, and we want to make the most of it.”

Winger Michael Ryder believes he and his teammates need to feed off the energy from the fans and translate it into physical play and momentum.

“I think it’s going to be, you just get the momentum early, you know, and come out and show those guys that they’re in for a game and that’s what we want to do,” Ryder said. “And once we do that, it seems like we have a lot more success and we get to control the play and make the, start that early in the game, get our game going and everything will fall into place from there.”

Video: Ryder on The Save

April, 24, 2011
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BOSTON -- The day after Boston Bruins forward Michael Ryder made The Save in Game 5 Saturday night, his teammates were still talking about his heroics Sunday morning at TD Garden.

The Bruins did not practice the day after beating the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in double overtime to take a 3-2 lead in this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Ryder's save with less than 12 minutes left in the first period was a textbook ball hockey save, and goaltender Tim Thomas credited the winger, who has had two huge games in a row after scoring the overtime winner in Game 4.

"That was awesome," Thomas said. "And I was actually turned around, I got to watch it pretty good. That was a huge save, and in this type of game, that's a game-breaker."

Ryder said his glove save did indeed come from his ball hockey days. Here’s what he had to say after Saturday’s game:

Kelly video: 'We bounced back'

April, 22, 2011
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MONTREAL -- In order for teams to advance deep into the Stanley Cup playoffs, its top players generally need to be at their best. While the line of Mark Recchi, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand has been solid for the Bruins, it was Michael Ryder, Rich Peverley and Chris Kelly who all proved crucial in Boston’s 5-4 overtime win in Game 4.

Ryder pumped in the game-winning goal at 1:59 of overtime, and scored Boston’s first goal, an absolute sniper shot at 2:13 of the second period. He also assisted on Kelly’s tying goal at 13:42 of the third period.

Kelly, who needed to wear a full cage to protect a facial injury he suffered in Game 3 Monday night, also had a pair of assists, while Peverley chipped in two assists.


Ryder and Gill know both sides of rivalry

April, 14, 2011
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BOSTON -- Michael Ryder and Hal Gill share a common bond in that they have played on both sides of the Montreal-Boston rivalry. Ryder played four seasons in Montreal and was part of two playoff series between the Habs and Bruins (2004, 2008) playing for Montreal and now is set to play in his second series against Montreal as a Bruin. Meanwhile, Gill played in two series as a Bruin and will now play his first as a Hab.

“It’s always been a fun rivalry and for me to be part of both sides and see it from both sides has been fun,” Ryder said. “It’s got so much history and to be part of this is definitely cool. It should a fun and exciting series.”

Gill, who is in his third season with Montreal and wearing an ‘A’ as an alternate captain, would like nothing better than to help his team upset the heavily favored Bruins in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

“It’s nice, being part of this rivalry and this series,” he said. “I feel like I had a great time in Boston, but it would be nice to beat these guys.”

Gill, who grew up in Massachusetts, fondly remembers when the Bruins finally broke the Montreal playoff jinx and beat the Habs in five games in the 1988 Adams Division finals. It was Boston's first playoff win against Montreal in 44 years at the time.

“I think you look at all the games that when growing up, the games that you watched was Sox-Yankees and Bruins-Habs,” Gill said. “There’s a lot of history there and that’s what makes this even better.”

One of the greatest parts of the Montreal-Boston rivalry is the two fan bases.

“At first when I got here I didn’t really know what to expect and then we had a great season and it just went from there, the fans have been great and I was surprised at how great they are,” Ryder said. “They’re loud, they’re into it and hopefully we can get them into it when this series starts.”

Gill was asked to compare the two fan bases in this bitter rivalry and said he may need a little more time to get into the differences.

“Very different, you have an hour to talk about it,” Gill jokingly asked. “There’s a lot of differences but passion is the biggest thing between the both of them.”

Video: Ryder believes B's have character

April, 13, 2011
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WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Boston Bruins forward Michael Ryder has been on both sides of the rivalry. He’s expecting a solid effort by his current team when it faces his former club, the Montreal Canadiens, in the quarterfinals, beginning Thursday night at TD Garden.

Ryder played four seasons for the Habs before landing in Boston in 2008-2009. He believes this team has a chance to go deep:






Lineup changes could be coming

April, 5, 2011
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WILMINGTON, Mass. -- There could be some lineup changes for the Bruins when they host the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.

After scoring the winning goal on a penalty shot Saturday in a 3-2 win over Atlanta, then assisting on a Daniel Paille tally in the 5-3 loss to the Rangers on Monday, Michael Ryder appears to be back in the good graces of coach Claude Julien. Ryder was skating on the third line with Rich Peverley, Chris Kelly and Tyler Seguin during Tuesday's practice.

Shawn Thornton was back on his normal line with Gregory Campbell and Paille without the shield he has been wearing to protect a 40-stitch gash on his forehead suffered March 29 when he was cut by the skate of Blackhawks forward Fernando Pisani. Neither Thornton nor Julien would confirm that Thornton will return Wednesday but if he does, Seguin, without a point in his last nine games, could be the odd man out.

"I've had no pain and I'm ready to go if they need me," Thornton said. "I just need their clearance."

"We'll figure it out tomorrow," Julien said. "He's day-to-day and that hasn't changed."

Julien said he has seen improvement in Ryder's game and again stressed the urgency of having the winger on top of his game for the playoffs. Ryder has nine goals and 19 points in 24 postseason games with Boston.

"He is getting better," Julien said. "He's got to continue to work hard. Hopefully he'll be a good playoff performer for us because he has been in the past. If we're going to have some success, then we're going to need Michael Ryder to be good for us."

Ryder said he feels his confidence is returning and that getting back to basics, along with his first goal since Feb. 27, may have gotten the monkey off his back.

"When things aren't going well, you probably lose your confidence and don't realize it," Ryder said. "It just takes one little thing to get it back and it clicks again. I think for me the last few games I'm getting there with the penalty shot and just doing the little things again that make me successful."

Ryder likes the speed a line with him, Peverley and Kelly can bring.

"I think when I am using my speed that benefits my game," Ryder said. "Playing with those guys, if all of us are skating, it could be a good thing for all of us because we can use the speed to our advantage against teams getting pucks in deep and get on the forecheck hard."

As for Seguin, he knows he can be better and is hoping he gets the chance in the final three games of the regular season.

"I thought I was improving a lot and getting better every game, but the last two games I haven't been my best," Seguin acknowledged. "But I still have three more games until the season is over. I think it's pretty easy to get motivated and I think all of us want to be part of this."

Rapid reaction: Bruins 3, Thrashers 2

April, 2, 2011
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BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins are your Northeast Division champions.

The Bruins’ Michael Ryder capitalized on a penalty shot goal at 12:31 of the third period that proved to be the game-winning goal en route to a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden as Boston earned the division title.

It was Ryder’s first goal since Feb. 27. Mark Recchi and Daniel Paille also scored for the Bruins as goaltender Tuukka Rask made 28 saves.

Atlanta’s Dustin Byfuglien and Evander Kane scored for the Thrashers.

It wasn’t the Bruins’ best effort, but they finally clinched the Northeast Division title.

GET SHORTY: Paille netted a short-handed goal at 6:18 of the second period to tie the game at 2-2. It was Boston’s 11th shorty of the season, tying the Rangers for fourth in the league in that category. Bruins’ Brad Marchand, who netted one last Thursday, is second in the league with five short-handed goals.

RARE OPPORTUNITY: It’s not too often a goalie is called for delay of game for playing the puck outside of the trapezoid. Rask was whistled for the infraction at 11:06 of the first period and the Thrashers wasted little time capitalizing on the power play. Atlanta’s Dustin Byfuglien scored at 11:11 to tie the game at 1-1.

IN AND OUT: Defenseman Shane Hnidy returned to the lineup for the Bruins. After suffering a severe shoulder injury during training camp with the Phoenix Coyotes, Hnidy signed with the Bruins on Feb. 26 and it was his first game since April 10, 2010. He admitted prior to the game that he was feeling anxious and nervous.

“I’m excited; it’s been a while,” Hnidy said. “I’ve put in a lot of practice and a lot of work and now it’s time to go out there and put everything into the game.”

With Hnidy back, fellow Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid was given the day off. Steve Kampfer was also a healthy scratch and Shawn Thornton has not been given medical clearance to return after receiving more than 40 stitches to his forehead after being hit with skate blade Tuesday against the Chicago Blackhawks. Thornton should be able to play Monday in New York.

WELCOME BACK: Former Bruins defenseman Mark Stuart and forward Blake Wheeler returned to the Garden on Saturday as members of the Thrashers for the first time since both were traded on Feb. 18 in exchange for Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik. Stuart played a total of 283 games for the Bruins between 2005-06 and this season. Wheeler collected a total of 110 points in 221 games played in Boston, beginning with his rookie season in 2008-09.

“They were good players for us,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien. “I keep saying that you don’t always trade players nowadays because you don’t like them. You trade players today because of necessity and you’re trying to fill certain voids, and in order to do that, you have to move some players because of cap issues and everything else.

“A lot of times, some players are being scarified for the sake of other players coming in. I think both guys were good assets to our hockey club. And it’s too bad that you had to get rid of them, but that’s the nature of the game nowadays.”

Stuart made his presence known with his typical physical play, especially when he laid out Bruins defenseman Tomas Kaberle in the waning minutes of the second period right in front of the Boston bench.

AND THE WINNER IS: Bruins’ Brad Marchand was honored in a pregame ceremony as this season’s Seventh Player Award winner. The 22-year-old forward entered Saturday’s game against the Thrashers with 21 goals and 19 assists for 40 points in 72 games this season. Tuukka Rask (2010), David Krejci (2009) and Milan Lucic (2008) have also won the award in the past.

UP NEXT: The Bruins head to New York to play the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Monday night at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Rapid reaction: Bruins 2, Flyers 1

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The Boston Bruins are headed to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the fourth straight season after a 2-1 win over the Flyers at Philadelphia. Tim Thomas made 27 saves and Brad Marchand scored the winning goal on a power play with 3:43 left in regulation. Both Bruins goals came on the power play as Nathan Horton also lit the lamp on the man-advantage.

The Bruins now lead the Canadiens by seven points in the Northeast Division and trail the Capitals by four points for in the Eastern Conference.

B's officially headed to playoffs. With the win, the Bruins clinched a playoff spot for the fourth time in four seasons under coach Claude Julien. The Bruins also moved closer to wrapping up the Northeast Division, moving seven points ahead of the Canadiens with a game in hand. Montreal has only six games left.

Thomas back to Vezina form. Thomas was brilliant between the pipes, making 27 saves, just as he was on Dec. 1 at Philadelphia (41 saves in a 3-0 shutout). Thomas kept the Bruins in the game in the first period and again in the third, when the Flyers were buzzing. He appears to be back in top form with three strong performances following a four-game winless skid. Thomas now has 32 wins and is a clear favorite for the Vezina Trophy.

Power play taking baby steps, but looking better. Since March 1, the Bruins were only 3-for-35 on the power play heading into Sunday night’s game, but had power-play goals in two of their last three games. They continued that progress Sunday power-play tallies by Horton and Marchand on a 2-for-3 night. There is still plenty of room for improvement but execution on the man-advantage is getting better.

Marchand breaks 13-game scoreless streak. Marchand’s game-winner 16:17 into the third period broke a 13-game scoreless streak and gave the rookie 20 goals on the season. Marchand should be a lock for the team’s Seventh Player award as the player who has performed above and beyond expectations.

Horton keeps rolling. Horton, who scored his 23rd goal, has been turning it on at the right time with three goals in his last three games. Horton is playing with an edge and it’s translating into scoring.

Another milestone for Recchi. With his assist on Marchand’s winner, Mark Recchi tied Paul Coffey for 12th all-time in regular-season points with 1,531. He needs 48 points to tie Ray Bourque for 11th.

Big second period. After Thomas bailed them out in the first period with some huge saves that kept the game from getting out of hand, the Bruins had a very good middle frame. They outshot the Flyers 14-7 and tied the game on Horton's strike.

Ryder scratched, Paille in. For the second time in seven games, Michael Ryder was a healthy scratch. Ryder also was scratched on March 15. He came back on March 17 and registered an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss at Nashville, but since then has no points in four games. Daniel Paille took his spot in the lineup and skated on a line with Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton. Here’s what the forward lines and defensive pairings looked like:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi
Rich Peverley-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Tomas Kaberle-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid

Tough stretch ahead. The Bruins continue their grueling schedule of a game every other day until April 6. They host the Blackhawks Tuesday, the Maple Leafs on Thursday and the Thrashers on Saturday. They then travel to New York on April 4 to face the Rangers and head back to Boston to face the Islanders on April 6.

Rapid reaction: B's 3, Jackets 2 (SO)

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The Bruins snapped their longest winless streak of the season Tuesday night in Columbus, getting their first win since March 3 with a 3-2 shootout win over the Blue Jackets.

Tyler Seguin scored the shootout winner while David Krejci and Rich Peverley scored in regulation, but Tuukka Rask was the story, making 34 saves for his 10th win of the season.

Grant Clitsome and Scottie Upshall scored for the Blue Jackets and Steve Mason made 27 saves.

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Jamie Sabau/NHLI/Getty ImagesTuukka Rask made 34 saves and stoned the Blue Jackets in the shootout to post his 10th win.
Rask bounces back. Tuukka Rask was the first to admit he had an off night in his last start, when he got lit up for four goals on 26 shots in the 4-1 loss at Montreal on March 8. But the Finnish netminder bounced back in a huge way Tuesday.

Rask kept his team in the game, especially late in the third period, when the Blue Jackets were buzzing for the go-ahead goal. Rask completed the great night by stopping all three Columbus shooters in the shootout.

Bruins coach Claude Julien has stuck with a "Rask for two games, Thomas for two games" rotation since Feb. 17, so if he continues to do that, Rask will get the nod at Nashville on Thursday. Rask is 5-1-0 in his last six games on the road with a 2.17 GAA, .929 save percentage and a shutout.

Krejci en fuego. With his second-period goal, David Krejci extended his six-game point streak and now has eight points over that stretch. Krejci leads the Bruins with 55 points and 45 assists.

Peverley with a beauty of a shorty. Rich Peverley had been rather quiet since being acquired from the Atlanta Thrashers on Feb. 18, with a goal and an assist in nine games with the Bruins and no points in his last four games. But on Tuesday he made some huge noise, tying the game on a beautiful short-handed rush at 13:24 of the third period. Peverley skated through seemingly the whole Blue Jackets team and took it to the net, beating Mason. It was Peverley’s 16th goal of the season.

Penalty kill comes up big. Speaking of being short-handed, the Bruins' penalty kill was amazing on Tuesday night, killing all six Columbus power plays. The PK has struggled of late, but reverted to its solid form. When the Blue Jackets did get some scoring chances, Tuukka Rask was up to the task.

Chara continues to shine in face of adversity. Since his controversial hit on Max Pacioretty, Zdeno Chara has kept his focus on the ice. With an assist on Krejci’s goal, Chara has a goal and three assists in his last three games. He is doing a great job of jumping into the play on offense and getting his shot off from the point. The Krejci goal was originally credited to Chara, who blasted one from the point, but it was later determined that Krejci tipped it in.

Kaberle saves the day in OT. This game never would have made it to a shootout if not for defenseman Tomas Kaberle, who swatted away a Blue Jackets shot that got past Rask in overtime. The puck was on the goal line when Kaberle cleared it out. Kaberle has only two assists in 11 games since being acquired from Toronto on Feb. 18, but that play enabled the Bruins to earn the extra point.

Julien finally sits Ryder. Julien has a long history with forward Michael Ryder, having coached him with two NHL teams (Montreal and Boston), in the AHL and at the junior level. Julien has always shown patience with the streaky Ryder, citing the positives he brings to the team even when he’s not scoring, such as forechecking and hustle. But apparently that patience has worn out as Julien sat Ryder, who has no goals and one assist in his last six games.

''At this stage of the season, we want accountability and that may mean a player has to step his game up,” Julien told the media after the team’s morning skate. “If things aren't going well, you have to help with something else. If you aren't scoring, then be good in your own end of the ice and do things that will help the hockey club.''

Ryder had played in all 68 games this season prior to Tuesday night.

Recchi No. 5 in games played. Congratulations to Mark Recchi, who moved into fifth place in NHL history in regular-season games played. Recchi has played in 1,640 games and needs 11 more to tie Chris Chelios for fourth overall. With his next goal, Recchi will tie Mats Sundin and Dave Andreychuk for 20th place with 564.

Kampfer, Seguin back in lineup. With Ryder sitting up top as a healthy scratch, rookie Tyler Seguin took his spot in the lineup after being a healthy scratch himself the last two games. Seguin skated on the left wing with Chris Kelly and Recchi, and scored the game-winning shootout goal.

On defense, Steven Kampfer played his first game since March 3 after missing the last four with a concussion. Kampfer was paired with Dennis Seidenberg. Here’s what the forward lines and defensive pairings looked like:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton

Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Rich Peverley

Tyler Seguin-Chris Kelly- Mark Recchi

Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk

Tomas Kaberle-Adam McQuaid

Steven Kampfer-Dennis Seidenberg

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