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First period summary: Bruins vs. Devils
Posted By DJ Bean On March 30, 2010 @ 7:45 pm In General | 1 Comment
The first period between the Bruins and Devils at the Prudential Center  was highlighted by strong defense and sporadic yet unsuccessful offensive flurries. The Bruins ended the period with a 13-6 shots on goal advantage and had a handful of realistic opportunities against Devils netminder Martin Brodeur .
The period featured bookend scoring chances for the Bruins. Mark Stuart  rang one off the post just over a minute into the period and Steve Begin was robbed in a scrum in front of the net with two and a half to go in a flurry that also featured a bid from Daniel Paille  and Patrice Bergeron .
With just under nine minutes to go in the period, Marco Sturm  and Mark Recchi  were denied of a potential juicy rebound when Brodeur lost his balance saving a wrister from the stick of Dennis Wideman  despite a screen from Bergeron.
Each goaltender displayed subpar stickwork with about six and a half minutes remaining in the period. Shortly after Brodeur mishandled the puck in a way reminiscent of the 2003 Stanley Cup  Finals, Tuukka Rask  was nearly caught playing out the puck out of his net before taking out Dean McAmmond himself.
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 Prudential Center: http://media.weei.com/hockey/prudential-center.htm
 Martin Brodeur: http://media.weei.com/hockey/martin-brodeur.htm
 Mark Stuart: http://media.weei.com/hockey/mark-stuart.htm
 Daniel Paille: http://media.weei.com/hockey/daniel-paille.htm
 Patrice Bergeron: http://media.weei.com/hockey/patrice-bergeron.htm
 Marco Sturm: http://media.weei.com/hockey/marco-sturm.htm
 Mark Recchi: http://media.weei.com/hockey/mark-recchi.htm
 Dennis Wideman: http://media.weei.com/hockey/dennis-wideman.htm
 Stanley Cup: http://media.weei.com/hockey/stanley-cup.htm
 Tuukka Rask: http://media.weei.com/hockey/tuukka-rask.htm
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