After entering the second period deadlocked at one goal a piece, the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals would combine for thirty three total shots in the middle frame with only one finding the back of the net.
Successfully killing off the first Washington power-play of the period, the Black and Gold found themselves a man down once again with just more than two minutes to play. Unfortunately for the B's, the Capitals would take advantage of their second power-play of the period when enigmatic Russian sniper Alex Semin fired a wrist shot over the glove of Tim Thomas to put Washington ahead 2-1 with just over a minute to play in the frame.
The score would remain 2-1 in favor of Washington as the two squads made their way to the dressing rooms for second intermission.
Washington is now one for three with the man advantage tonight and the B's have yet to go on the power-play.