If you watched the first few shifts of the game, you'd have expected the first period to be lopsided.
But not the way it wound up.
Boston started the game with a series of strong attacking shifts, but Rick Nash got behind the Bruins defense and beat Tim Thomas high on a breakaway to give Columbus the early lead, and after the Jackets killed a Bruins power play, Jeff Carter converted on the first Columbus power play of the game.
The Bruins killed the first half of Lucic's penalty, and Columbus seemed to have a 3-0 lead but Tim Thomas made a spectacular diving glove save to keep the Blue Jackets from getting the so-crucial third goal.
Lucic came out of the box and stayed on the ice, which was surprising enough in and of itself, but he saved the puck from a clear and got it to Joe Corvo at the right point. Corvo beat Curtis Samford with a slapshot from the point, and the Bruins had turned the corner.
On the same shift, just 45 seconds later, Nathan Horton settled into his office and Lucic found him with a neat pass that he quickly wristed past Samford to tie the game up.