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Senators holding onto lead after two periods

With both teams posting goose eggs in the second period, the Bruins continue to trail the Senators with 20 minutes to play.

With the Dennis Wideman [1] whiners seemingly bored these days, Blake Wheeler [2] gave them some ammunition for him to be the next target. With the Bruins on the power play, Patrice Bergeron [3] put a shot up high on Brian Elliot. The puck bounced up and behind the Senators’ goaltender. Wheeler lunged at the puck to tip it in, but instead got a glove on it before it went in. The irony, of course, is that the slow-bouncing puck appeared to be going in without any help.

Despite the play, which was reviewed, the second line has been the best line on the ice tonight. Mark Recchi [4] has three shots through two periods, and Jordan Caron had a breakaway opportunity in which he was stopped by Elliot. Michael Ryder [5] also saw some time with Recchi and Wheeler late in the period.

The B’s outshot the Senators, 11-9 in the period and the Senators have a shots on goal advantage of 24-21 after two periods. Both teams are 0-for-2 on the power play tonight.