The Senators lead the Bruins, 1-0, after 20 minutes. Ottawa has outshot the B’s 15-10, with the lone goal perhaps not even being spotted by Tim Thomas .
– Erik Karlsson got the Senators on the board at 9:34 when Chris Kelly  drew a faceoff back to Ottawa blueliner. Tim Thomas didn’t seem to see the lazy wrister, as it sailed past him, suggesting he couldn’t see past Tyler Seguin , who lost the faceoff.
– As could be expected, there was a fight in the first period and it did involve Chris Neil, who went after Dennis Seidenberg  late in the Oct. 30 meeting between the two teams. Zdeno Chara  was the Bruin who stood up for Seidenberg, tangoing with Neil in a short-lived bout that ended when the B’s captain lost his footing.
– The Blake Wheeler-centered line seems to be hitting its stride, and with the exception of an offsides call late in the period, seemed to apply the most pressure on Senators netminder Brian Elliot.