Through 20 minutes at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, the Boston Bruins have already surpassed their goal tally last night in Buffalo as they lead the Senators by a score of 2-1 at the end of the first period.
Things didn't get started off on the right skate for the B's early on, as they quickly surrendered the lead after just over a minute of play on an Erik Karlsson wrist shot beat Tim Thomas, giving the Senators the early 1-0 advantage. However, Thomas and B's wouldn't look back after that.
Just a few minutes following the first goal, Patrice Bergeron equalized the score with a wrist shot that flew right past Alex Auld making it 1-1. Zdeno Chara and Tyler Seguin were both credited with assists.
The game looked as if the teams would go in even after the first period, but Brad Marchand wasn't having any of that, as he delivered a wrist shot past Auld to give Boston the 2-1 advantage with just over three minutes left in the period. Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara were credited with assists.
The only penalty thus far has been Zdeno Chara cross check for a two-minute minor, but it did not result into anything for the Senators.
Tim Thomas has saved eight out of nine shots for the B's while Alex Auld has made 11 of 13 saves for Ottawa.