BruinsFlames: 5 from the Second

BruinsFlames: 5 from the Second
February 23, 2011, 3:40 am
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By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comCALGARY Here are five thoughts from the second period with the Bruins leading the Flames by a 1-0 score after the first 40 minutes at the Scotiabank Saddledome. It appears that the Bruins are cooling off a Calgary team thats 7-1-2 in their last 10 games with their new look lineup.1)Bruins getting outshot 22-17 over the first two periods, but theyre still hanging in there. Its a testament to some timely defense like Zdeno Chara breaking up an Alex Tanguay breakaway from behind and sterling goaltending from Tim Thomas thus far.2)The sheer number of quality chances that the Bruins are getting with Tomas Kaberle running the point on the power play is pretty astounding. They didnt score on the first half of the Curtis Glencross PP to end the second period, but the puck movement was better than its been just about all year for the Black and Gold. Kaberle is a keeper for the Bs.3)The Bruins got five shots on net in that final 2:30 of power play time to end the second period. Let that sink in for a bit. The effectiveness of the power play is going to make a big difference for this Bruins team down the stretch.4)Kaberle leading all Bruins with 16:03 of ice time through the first two periods, and hes played every second of the PP for the Bs.5)Tyler Seguin has only played 6:30 of ice time, but had a couple of shots on net and has enjoyed some very solid shifts thus far tonight. He continues to string together strong, competitive performances since the two-game scratch earlier this month.