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First period summary: Bruins-Penguins

Tim Thomas [1] got his third straight start for the Bruins as Tuukka Rask [2] is still listed as day-to-day with a knee injury he suffered last Tuesday against Montreal. Thomas has a tough task against the explosive and deep Penguins [3] who feature Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby [4] and Jordan Staal down the center positions. Thomas has been up to the task so far with 10 saves in a scoreless period.

The Bruins got the first power play opportunity at 5:29 on a tripping call to Brooks Orpik but could not convert. The Penguins gave Boston another chance at 11:05 on a high-stick by Mark Eaton but the Bruins could not even muster a shot against the aggressive penalty kill. The Bruins are now 2-11 on the man-advantage since the Olympic break. Pittsburgh has been killed all 12 shorthand scenarios it has faced in the same period.

A third penalty in the period was called against Ruslan Fedotenko at 18:42 and the Bruins will start on the man-advantage for the first 42-seconds of the second period.

Through it all Boston only has three shots on goal and have not seriously threatened Penguins’ goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury [5].

Patrice Bergeron [6] is back in action for Boston after missing the first three games after the Olympic break with a groin injury

Scoreless after one at Mellon Arena.

Shots on goal:

Bruins — 3

Penguins — 10