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Bruins lead Devils, 1-0, after one

The Bruins are up 1-0 after a period at the Garden thanks to a powerplay goal from Michael Ryder [1].

Ryder made it 1-0 with the Bruins on a 5-on-3 when he took a pas from Patrice Bergeron [2] at the bottom of the circle and beat Martin Brodeur [3]. Mark Recchi [4] also picked up an assist on the play, giving him a team-high nine on the season.

While the goal gets the most attention on the scoreboard, it was the play that led to the 5-on-3 that made the period stand out. With Matthew Corrente in the box for hooking, Devils forward Adam Mair got a little too close in trying to knock puck in that Thomas seemed to have control of. Though Mair went off for interference, Thomas got a couple of punches in before Mair made it to the bin.

Thomas has stopped all seven shots he’s faced. The B’s have outshot New Jersey, 10-7.