The San Jose Sharks rally in the third period for a 5-2 win over the Bruins.
Former Bruins captain Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Milan Michalek scored within just over six minutes, and former Boston University star Mike Grier got an empty net goal with 28 seconds left for the win.
The Bruins had a 2-1 lead after two first-period goals by Milan Lucic.
Thornton drew some boos whenever he had the puck in his second game in Boston after being traded to the San Jose Sharks in 2005. He scored with about 10 minutes left in the game when Devin Setogouchi's pass from behind the net hit Thornton's left skate and beat Tim Thomas in the net. The goal stood up after a video review.
The game matched the NHL's best teams. Boston leads the league with 85 points and San Jose leads the West with 81.
The Bruins start a road trip at New Jersey on Friday night.
This program aired on February 11, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.