Thomas/By S. Bradley

Ho-hum. The Bruins went on the road to face the top team in the Eastern Conference tonight.

It was supposed to be a stiff test, but as usual the Bruins made short work of the Pittsburgh Penguins. They are now just one point back of the Pens for the conference lead.

The Bruins are now 14-0-1 in their last 15 games. Goaltender Tim Thomas, who made a season-high 43 saves, has won a career-best 10 games in a row. Since November 1, Thomas has a 1.70 goals-against average and .950 save percentage.

Now comes a true stiff test as the Bruins will have combat complacency when they visit Winnipeg Tuesday night.