At the end of the second period at the TD Garden, the Bruins still trail the Rangers 1-0. Shots on goal for the second frame were 13 for New York, and six for Boston.
- It took Boston nearly 10 minutes to put their first shot on Lundqvist in the second period. King Henrik has stopped all 14 shots as he eyes his 11th shutout of the season, while Rask has faced 22 total through the first 40.
- The B’s killed-off both minor penalties — Mark Recchi hooking, and Milan Lucic slashing — in the second, and have now sucessfully killed 20 of their last 22 times short.
- In the latter half of the period, Boston played with a bit more desperation — out-hitting the Blueshirts eight-to-three. Also, while shorthanded, Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron created some quality scoring chances. But a non-call on defenseman Marc Stall for taking down No. 37 on a near 2-on-1 kept the game at 1-0.
- Lucic has turned-up the intensity since being released from the penalty box. He has all four of his board-shaking hits in the second period, and is destined to either tie this contest up…or put someone through the glass in the process.
- Dennis Seidenberg leads the B’s with 14:47 total ice time, and is tied with Tyler Seguin with three shots on goal each. .