The Boston Bruins won their first game back from the all-star break on Tuesday night when they defeated the Ottawa Senators, 4-3. The Bruins scored the last three goals to win the game. Here are my five observations.
Number Five- Dennis Seidenberg
Dennis Seidenberg scored one of the weirdest goals of the season on the game winning goal. He shot the puck from the red line, just a dump in attempt, and it skipped off of the ice oddly to edge past Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson. He scored a similar goal last season against Mike Smith of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Number Four- Tim Thomas
If Tim Thomas were to have lost this game, I think the media may have exploded. He had his moments with some questionable goals, but in the third period he was one of the reasons the Bruins won the game.
Number Three- Standings
One big plus to this game is the separation that the Bruins get from the division rival Senators. The Bruins still have five games in hand on the Senators, and now they have a six point lead and they also lead the season series.
Number Two- Brad Marchand
Even before his early third period goal, Marchand controlled the pace of the game, and it’s no exaggeration to say that he could have had the hat trick with the way he played and with the scoring chances that he had.
Number One- Third Period
After Milan Lucic scored a goal with 44 seconds left in the second period, the floodgates opened. The Bruins scored three goals in seven minutes and fifty four seconds of ice time, the other goals going to Marchand and Seidenberg.
The Bruins are back in action on Thursday night against the Carolina Hurricanes.