The Bruins are up 1-0 after a period at the Garden thanks to a powerplay goal from Michael Ryder .
Ryder made it 1-0 with the Bruins on a 5-on-3 when he took a pas from Patrice Bergeron  at the bottom of the circle and beat Martin Brodeur . Mark Recchi  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.