The only thing the Bruins outdid the Senators in was hits. They picked up nine while Ottawa only had six.
But that didn't matter when it came down to it. The Senators took a huge period and finished the first 20 minutes up 1-0 thanks to their power play.
Prior to this game, the Senators were 0-10 against the Bruins this season on the power play. However, defenseman Erik Karlsson changed that rather quickly, picking up his 14th goal of the season and extending his point streak to eight games now.
But even with that one goal, one thing that was consistent was Tim Thomas. He was bombarded with 13 shots that period, and a number of them left the Garden crowd in awe.
Dennis Seidenberg also had a save. Halfway through the period, the Senators come up with a barrage of shots that nearly end up in the back of the net. Thomas made the initial save, but the puck was left in his crease, while Chris Neil was closing in. Seidenberg quickly cleared it though, and kept the Bruins in the game.
While the Bruins allowed 13 shots through to their netminder, they were only able to produce seven of their own. It took them over six minutes to get their first shot on net, and didn't have much presence in the Ottawa zone.
Brian Rolston came out for his first shift to a round of applause from the Garden faithful. He had two blocked shots and 4:08 on the ice. He was also responsible for the Bruins first penalty of the night.
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