A sloppy period for the Bruins puts them down 2-1 after the first 20 minutes. In a game the Bruins really need to win they don’t look like a team that’s playing desperate hockey. Let’s take a look at some of the first periods’ key points.
Tough guys Shawn Thornton and Chris Neil start the game for their respective teams, but shockingly don’t drop the gloves.
Bruins get to see the NHL’s second worst penalty kill 1:46 into the game as Sergei Gonchar gets two minutes for hooking but the Bruins fail to take advantage of the penalty as they start the night off 0-1 on the power play.
A terrible pass by Adam McQuaid in front of the Bruins net leads to a funky bounce that sneaks past Thomas to give the Senators the early 1-0lead.
Thornton and Zenon Konopka dance after the ensuing faceoff as the Bruins fans in attendance forget it’s a 1-0 Sens lead.
Seconds after the fight, Gonchar gets sent back to the box after hooking Marchand on a breakaway.
Bruins tie things up with a power play goal. Lucic cleans up a loose rebound after a Zedeno Chara shot from the point.
16 seconds after the Bruins tying goal, Stephane Da Costa beats Tim Thomas, taking the Sens lead right back.
Gregory Campbell takes a run at Filip Kuba putting the NHL’s best power play on the ice, but the Bruins hold them shot less.
Shots on goal: Bruins-17 Senators-9
Penalties: Bruins: Thornton (Fighting) Campbell (Boarding, Unsportsmanlike Conduct). Senators: Gonchar (Hooking, Hooking) Kononpka (Fighting) Smith (Unsportsmanlike Conduct)
Goals: Bruins: Lucic (4) Senators: Foglino (3) De Costa (3)