After going 0-3-1 against them in the regular season, the Bruins upset the Ottawa Senators 2-1 Wednesday in their first playoff game since 2014.
The game was scoreless in the second period when Bobby Ryan put the Senators up 1-0. Then the B’s managed to go the entire period without a single shot on net. Apparently they were saving their energy for the third, which is when this happened:
.@Frank_Vatrano's first career playoff goal tied things in the 3rd.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 13, 2017
Frank Vatrano’s first career playoff goal, and then another clutch Marchand moment to add to the collection. Mix in 26 saves from Tuukka Rask and a hell of an NHL debut from Charlie McAvoy and the result is a 1-0 series lead that no one saw coming.
Check out the full highlights from the game in this 10-minute video:
Game 2 in Ottawa will take place Saturday afternoon at 3. The thrill of playoff hockey is back!
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