Both teams found the back of net in the second period, and for the Bruins, there were more than six shots this period.
There was already an improvement at the start of the second period. Unlike the first where they only put up six shots on net--the third fewest shots in a period this season--four minutes into the second frame, they picked up four shots, while not allowing a single shot to Florida.
The Panthers got on the board when defenseman Jason Garrison took a shot from the blueline and after Rask made the initial save, the rebound came out, hit Bruins defenseman Dennis Siedenberg right in front of the net, and into the back of the net to tie up the game 1-1, 8:28 into the period.
But, with 6:14 left in the period the Bruins found themselves with a 5-on-3 advantage for 55 seconds. Tomas Fleischmann was sent away first for hooking. Not far behind him was Shawn Matthias who gave them the two-man advantage after being called for Delay of Game. With two seconds left in the 5-on- 3, Tyler Seguin literally skated around the entire zone and passed the puck to Bergeron who was waiting just above the net, and Bergeron tapped it in for his second goal this game.
The power play continued, but the Bruins were not able to capitalize on it again.
In fact, the Panthers were able to use it to their advantage, and as Matthias exited the penalty he skated on the breakaway and put it through Rask's five hole to tie the game up 2-2 with 4:06 left to go in the period.
UPDATE: Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski did not return in the second period and is out for the rest of the game with an upper body injury.