Jordan Caron, Nathan Horton add to Bruins’ lead in the second period
|10.21.10 at 8:37 pm ET|
Nathan Horton said on Wednesday that the Bruins’ power play would be better. He backed up that talk by boosting the team’s power play stats, beating Semyon Varlamov with a snapshot from the top of the circle with a snapshot through traffic to give the Bruins a 3-0 lead after two periods of play.
With Horton’s goal, the Bruins are 2-for-3 on the power play and 3-for-18 on the season. The Capitals, who hadn’t allowed a power play goal before Michael Ryder’s first period strike, have now allowed two power play goals in 28 chances.
Jordan Caron picked up his second goal of the season to put the Bruins up 2-0 at 2:22 of the period, taking a beautiful feed from a behind-the-net Patrice Bergeron and beating Varlamov top shelf.
Tim Thomas continues to dazzle in net, as he’s stopped all 26 shots he’s faced, including what seemed like a Mike Knuble freebie off a big bounce off the boards late in the period. The two teams are dead even with shots on goal at 26 apiece, though the Bruins outshot the Capitals, 18-13, in the second.
Tyler Seguin makes headlines with his scoring and passing, but his hand-eye coordination is remarkable for an 18-year-old. Seguin, with his back to the play and in the neutral zone, knocked down a pass above waist level from Michael Ryder coming out of his own end and was able to control it quickly enough to feed it right back to Ryder as the winger entered the offensive zone.
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