Joe Thornton, who assisted on the three Boston goals, was fairly confident the fan was not rooting for the Bruins.
"He had red socks on. You guys can have him," he said.
The Bruins squandered two leads.
In other games:
* At Detroit, Andreas Dackell, Saku Koivu and Andrei Markov scored as Montreal spoiled the Red Wings' home opener, 3-2.
Detroit celebrated its 10th Stanley Cup - and third in 6 years - by raising a championship banner before the game.
Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman, who will miss the first few months of the season after having knee surgery, received the loudest ovation when he was introduced. He said he still expects to return "early next year."
* At Raleigh, N.C., Peter Bondra and Jaromir Jagr scored second-period goals, and Olaf Kolzig stopped 37 shots as the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-1.
* At Buffalo, Pavel Bure scored his third goal in two games with 8:51 left in regulation, lifting the New York Rangers into a 4-4 tie with the Sabres. Eric Lindros scored his first two goals of the season for the Rangers.
* At Toronto, Shayne Corson scored two goals and Alexander Mogilny had three assists as the Maple Leafs ended a three-game losing skid with a 5-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.
* At St. Paul, Minn., Marian Gaborik scored two goals for Minnesota and Manny Fernandez made 33 saves, giving the unbeaten Wild (3-0-1) a 3-1 win over Dallas.
* At St. Louis, Keith Tkachuk and Eric Boguniecki scored two goals each as the Blues beat Columbus, 7-1.
* At Chicago, Jocelyn Thibault stopped 15 shots, and four Blackhawks scored in their 4-1 win over Florida.
* At Los Angeles, Peter Forsberg scored two goals and added an assist as Colorado defeated the Kings, 4-1.
* At San Jose, Vincent Damphousse scored his 400th career goal as the Sharks defeated Edmonton, 4-3.
* Boston recalled goalie Tim Thomas from Providence, of the American Hockey League. Goalie John Grahame left Wednesday night's game against Vancouver with a shoulder injury and was wearing a sling on his right shoulder yesterday. *