David Krejci  got the Bruins on the board in the first period when he picked off a Chris Phillips pass near the top of the circle and beat Brian Elliott with a wrist shot. The B’s killed two penalties and Tim Thomas  made 12 saves as the Bruins head to the locker room up 1-0 after one in Ottawa.
– The second and third lines saw some shuffling for the second time this season. Midway through the period, Claude Julien  changed the lines to their season-opening form, placing Mark Recchi  back with Patrice Bergeron  and Jordan Caron, and bumping Blake Wheeler  back to the third line with Tyler Seguin .
The switch nearly paid dividends on the scoreboard, as Ryder had a nice pass to Wheeler in front of the net. Wheeler was stuffed by Elliott and a scrum ensued as he went for the rebound.
– The jerk store called, and they’re running out of Jarkko Ruutu. The Sens forward held onto Gregory Campbell’s stick as he went for a change and drew a penalty when Campbell shoved him.
– Brad Marchand  made a nifty move to evade Senators defenseman Matt Carkner but was stopped by Elliott in the first period. Shawn Thornton  later came close to connecting with Marchand on a long pass, but Marchand couldn’t handle it. With the surprising bit of offensive punch the fourth line has shown, it’s hard not think that career goal No. 1 could be right around the corner for Marchand.