April 2nd, 2013 by

Bruins 2 Senators 1 after 20

The Bruins are in another dog fight with the Ottawa Senators. It has felt that way all season long. The B’s came out to another slow start allowing the Senators to take an early one goal lead, but this time the B’s  answered and answered quickly. They hold a 2-1 lead after the first period. Anton Khudobin has 18 saves already while David Krejci and Tyler Seguin were the goal scorers for the Black and Gold.

Here are three observations I had through the first 20 minutes of play here at TD Garden.

1. Slow start yet again, but answered quickly- The Bruins fell behind three minutes in which has been a trend throughout this month, but instead of caving in, the B’s were aggressive and played their brand of hockey. And what do you know? They hold a 2-1 lead heading to the second period. David Krejci got his stick on a Zdeno Chara blast from the point that tied the game at one. Next, Tyler Seguin buried a goal on a beautiful feed from Brad Marchand a minute later. That is where we stand heading to period number two.

2. Anton Khudobin got back to basics- After allowing a goal early on, Khudobin found his rhythm again throughout the period. He notched 18 saves after allowing the goal to Colin Greening. He looks more comfortable and he should be now that the B’s have the lead again. This is Khudobin’s second straight start and he has earned the playing time. He is 7-3 on the year.

3. Penalty kill doesn’t break- The Bruins were called for a penalty after Andrew Ference  was called for “putting his hand on the puck”, but the league’s best penalty kill did not break and let the momentum switch sides. They killed off the penalty and hold a one-goal lead heading into the second frame.

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