BruinsSenators: 5 from the Second

BruinsSenators: 5 from the Second
February 19, 2011, 2:17 am
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By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comOTTAWA Here are five thoughts from the second period with the Bruins and Senators locked in a 1-1 tie at Scotiabank Place at the first 40 minutes of hockey between the two new look teams.1)Poor former Boston College standout Ryan Shannon, who has carved a nice NHL niche out for himself but has to film a commercial waxing poetic about Huggies on the jumbotron that comes up during each and every commercial break. He must get all kinds of hell from the rest of his Senators teammates for that stuff.2)Five points (3 goals, 2 assists) in six games for Tyler Seguin, who teamed up with Brad Marchand for Bostons only goal when he set his fellow rookie up with a lethal snapshot from the top of the right circle. Seguin still showing some pretty good compete tonight, but one thing he needs to do more from the wing position is shoot the puck.3)Had to feel good for Mass native and UNH alum Bobby Butler to flip a goal past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask after the Bs passed over the college hockey free agent when he was looking for NHL employment after college. He had a little extra jump in his leap into the boards after the goal, and gave Ottawa something to show for the hard work theyve put in during the first two periods. 4)Seven point shots for Andrew Ference and Zdeno Chara shows that the points are being active, but it also betrays a group of forwards that arent paying enough of a price in front of the net. At one point the Bruins had the Senators hemmed in with a tired group while the Bruins were able to change out, but Ference fired a shot at the Senators net with nobody around it and the gassed Ottawa defenders were able to clear the puck. The Bruins cant let opponents off the hook with boneheaded plays like that.5)Bruins are 0-for-4 on the power play with Tomas Kaberle in Black and Gold. Guess the magic touch is going to take a little time to get going, eh?