The Bruins were a totally different team in the second period. They were down 2-0 after the first 20 minutes of play, but after the intermission-came out with a bang scoring on a power-play-credit Tyler Seguin with his fourth on the year then minutes later Rich Peverley tied the score at two on a beautiful feed from Adam McQuaid. There is no question the Bruins made the adjustments that were needed and began to play their style of hockey.
Here are three observations from the second period:
1. Bruins finally capitalized on the PP and gained momentum: The B’s had a tough first period, but after a penalty on the Bolts, the B’s came alive and scored on the power-play. Not only waking themselves up, but the crowd as well. It may have been the B’s best sequence on the PP this year. You have to start somewhere and the B’s got on the board early in the second period and regained momentum.
2. Tyler Seguin back on track? Seguin scored his fourth of the year and this may be the start for Seguin who has been pressing to get on that streak. He has been playing great as of late and like we said, the goals will come and today, they did and it was a big goal for the Bruins to get them back in this hockey game.
3. Rich Peverley gaining confidence: Pevs found open space and did not miss a golden opportunity for the B’s to tie the game at two. It was Pev’s third goal on the year. He knows he was due. He celebrated with a fist pump that could have knocked Zdeno Chara down.
The B’s are outshooting the Bolts 16-13 after two periods and Anton Khudobin has done enough to keep the B’s in this game. Look for the third period to be a battle.