Though he didn't score the Bruins goal in the first period, Tyler Seguin picked up the primary assist on Milan Lucic's goal that tied the game at one in the first period. Lucic picked up his first goal in eight games. The last one he netted was against the Sabres on November 12.
That power play goal was the equalizer however. The Bruins had to come back from an early deficit after Toronto forward Mikhail Grabovski scored the first goal 7:29 into the first, also on the power play. A penalty called on Rich Peverley gave the Maple Leafs their first power play goal against the Bruins all year. Toronto is now 1-for-9 with the extra man against the B's.
The period was full of penalties for both teams, and both goalies were peppered with shots throughout the first. While the Bruins accumulated 17 shots on net, they also let 16 get to their own goaltender Tim Thomas.