Grant Clitsome has Blue Jackets leading after one

DJ Bean
March 15, 2011 - 3:45 pm

The Bruins probably wanted to make a statement in the first period Tuesday in Columbus, but after playing a mostly scoreless first period, allowed the Blue Jackets to take a 1-0 lead late in the period on a Grant Clitsome goal. The B's had only one power play in the period, and it lasted all of five seconds. Mark Recchi hit Nathan Horton in front of the net for what figured to be the game's first goal with Steve Mason out of position, but Horton took too long with the puck and couldn't bury it. Horton ended up being hooked by Antoine Vermette on the play, though the power play didn't last. Five seconds after Vermette took to the box, Patrice Bergeron ended the power play by heading off for interference. The Bruins did have their scoring chances throughout the period. An R.J. Umberger turnover in the Columbus zone led to Daniel Paille setting up Shawn Thornton, but the winger's snap shot was fired wide. Mason came up with a big save on Rich Peverley with about two minutes remaining in the period.