The Bruins use two second period goals and take a 3-2 lead into the final period. The second frame was one of the best periods anyone has seen from the B’s in a long time. The Bruins attacked Craig Anderson throughout the period and looked very well. Here are your highlights from the second period at the Garden.
Bruins start the period off very well in the opening few minutes but Anderson comes up big keeping the lead at one.
The dominating play continues as a Senators turnover becomes a four-on-two in the Bruins favor and Patrice Bergeron fires one past Anderson tying things up at two. Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin pick up assists.
The B’s keep attacking Anderson and the hard work pays off as Jason Spezza gets two minutes for tripping Tyler Seguin in front of the Senators net. Bruins fail to score on the power play and fall to 1-3 with the extra attacker thus far.
Nathan Horton gets two for boarding Zack Smith, a bad penalty to take putting a very good power play team back on the ice, but the Bruins do a good job once again holding the Senators off the board with the extra attacker.
Chris Neil gets two for goaltender interference and skates to the box exchanging words with Marchand and McQuaid. Nathan Horton and Patrice Bergeron get prime scoring chances but both fail to score and Bruins once again held scoreless on the power play.
A great period for the Bruins continues as Rich Peverley finds Chris Kelly in high slot and Kelly one times the puck past the glove of Anderson giving the Bruins the late 3-2 second period lead.
Neil goes back to the box after hitting David Krejci with a slash. The Bruins will carry 1:15 of power play time into the final 20 minutes.
Shots on goal: Bruins: 16 Senators: 7
Penalties: Bruins: Horton (Boarding) Senators: Neil (Goaltender Interference, Slashing)
Goal Scorers: Bruins: Bergeron (3) Kelly (3)