Both the Bruins and the Devils came out unscathed 0-0 after the first period, however New Jersey took control of much of the play during that time.
Until close to the last shift of the period, the Bruins were being outshot 12-4. However, in the last two minutes, they managed to put together a decent opportunity with a couple of shots from Chara at the blueline.
The Bruins enter tonight's game 3-5-0 when they haven't scored in the first period. However, last game against the Sabres, the Bruins entered the second period behind 1-0, but ended up winning 6-2.
But tonight the trouble came early for the Black and Gold when recent NHL first star Tyler Seguin was sent to the penalty box just 18 seconds into the game for hooking. While they Devils weren't able to convert with the extra-man, it quickly allowed New Jersey to take control of the game. And they did.
They held the B's to just eight shots--three of which came from Chara. Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton have not yet recorded a shot, while Seguin and Krejci were each held to one.
Meanwhile, Tim Thomas was forced to stop 12 shots early on, including the early onslaught during the game where he faced four.