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Bruins, Penguins tied after one

11.10.10 at 7:49 pm ET

The first 20 minutes between the Bruins and Penguins can best be summarized with the following: two fights and two teams tied up, 2-2, after a period of play.

The Penguins didn’t take long to get on the board, as Arron Asham was able to grab a rebound in front and put it past Tim Thomas.

One thing that may have taken a little longer than one might have expected was Mark Recchi’s first goal of the season, which he was able to get on the power play. Recchi took a pass from Tyler Seguin and fired a quick shot that yielded a big enough rebound from Brent Johnson for Recchi to capitalize and beat the netminder for his first tally.

Brad Marchand and Brooks Orpik later added goals within 34 seconds won another, and it’s tied up after one. The fights, one between Shawn Thornton and Eric Godard and the other between Gregory Campbell and Maxime Talbot, came within two seconds of one another.

The shots are 18-14 in favor of the Penguins thus far.


While the Bruins were able to capitalize on one power play, they got kind of a rough deal on their other one. With Asham in the box for tripping, Zbynek Michalek hacked at Nathan Horton’s stick in front of the net, breaking the shaft and yielding no reaction from the B’s or refs.

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