BruinsMaple Leafs: 5 from the First

BruinsMaple Leafs: 5 from the First
March 31, 2011, 11:47 pm
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By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comBOSTON Here are five thoughts from the first period with the Bruins trailing the Maple Leafs by a 1-0 score at TD Garden after the first 20 minutes of play.1)Luke Schenn is a Bruins-killer once again after getting a fortunate bounce off Tomas Kaberle, and then watching as his shot ricocheted past Tim Thomas sliding to cover the right end of the net. Two goals and four assists in 17 games for Schenn against the Bruins, but thats his second straight game with a goal against the Bs.2)Back-to-back hooking penalties for Tyler Seguin and Steve Kampfer in the first period to give Toronto power plays. Claude Julien ought to be blowing his stack between periods on the two rookies.3)Nothing concrete on the power plays from the Bs in the first period at the end of the first 20 minutes. One shot on goal and no sustained pressure or price being paid in front of the net.4)Phil Kessel gets a double minor after throwing a couple of two-handed slashes at the legs of Andrew Ference in a scuffle behind the net, and then Kessel lucks out as the ref intervenes before Kessel can get his clock cleaned. Pretty sure Ference will be looking for him later.5)Flat first period for the Bruins. Not shocking against a team thats seven points back for a playoff spot and at postseason deaths door in the Eastern Conference.