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The Bruins were put on the power play with a little under seven minutes left in the first period, with Brent Burns off for tripping Seth Griffith. Brad Marchand was able to capitalize for the B’s, beating Antti Niemi with a snipe glove side for his first goal of the season. Shortly after, Marchand went to the box for cross-checking, and Logan Couture tipped home a shot from Patrick Marleau, tying the game for the Sharks. The first ended with a stable finish for the Bruins, despite being outshot 9-8 by the Sharks.
An early scoring chance for the Bruins came with Simon Gagne and Daniel Paille bursting into the zone, with Niemi robbing Gagne glove side. Andrew Desjardins went to the box for tripping Loui Eriksson and Torey Krug was able to put the puck home, putting the Bruins up 2-2. Out of Krug’s 16 career goals, seven have been on the power play. The B’s were quickly on the one-man advantage again, with Tomas Hertl going off for tripping David Krejci. A feed from Marleau gave Couture his second goal of the game, and the Sharks struck again shortly after, with the go-ahead goal coming from Joe Thornton.
Seth Griffith scored a smooth goal from the circle – his first NHL career goal - tying the game up for the B’s. Shortly after, the Sharks sent the puck around the boards and Paille took it to the net, with Campbell putting it home to put the Bruins up 4-3. Bergeron went to the box for high-sticking, sending the Bruins on the penalty kill for the second time of the night. The core of the B's really stepped up for an effective penalty kill, and an empty net goal from David Krejci sealed the game for the Bruins in the last 25 seconds of the game, putting the Bruins up 5-3 for the win.
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