The Bruins came out to a slow start in the first few minutes of the first and the Sharks capitalized on this for the only goal of the first period. Here are the first period notes:
Sharks get on the board first when Pavelski rips one past the glove to Thomas. Joe Thornton grabs an assist on the goal after a Johnny Boychuk turnover at the Bruins blueline.
Bruins first team to go on the power play after Andrew Desjardins gets two for boarding. Bruins hit the net just twice on the power play and fail to score.
The Sharks goal really seemed to wake the B’s up as they took over play after the Pavelski goal.
Sharks get their first power play less then midway through the power play after Chara gets two for interference.
Bruins getting plenty of scoring chances here in the first, but Niemi is having himself a solid period.
Little Brad Marchand sent big Joe Thornton to the ice with a nice open ice hit, the Garden faithful really approves that one.
Shots on goal: Bruins-14 Sharks-10
Goals: Bruins-None Sharks: Pavelski(4)
Penalties: Bruins: Chara(Interference) Sharks: Desjardins(Boarding)