The Boston Bruins are not one of the league's best teams when it comes to power play efficiency and, until March 2, they had yet to score a single power play goal at home so far in the 2013 NHL season. But Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand changed all that en route to a 3-2 Bruins victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Bruins found themselves in a two-goal hole in the first period due to two power play goals, one from Steven Stamkos and the other from Alexander Killorn. The first period was full of penalties from both sides, including the aftermath of two different fights and two separate boarding calls.
Then came the home team, playing with some new-found emotion in the second period and reaping the benefits. Seguin broke through on the power play--the last Bruins power play goal scored in a regular-season home game came from him on April 7, 2012--to get the Bruins on the board.
A little more than a minute later, Rich Peverley tied up the game with a goal scored from pretty much the same bad angle as Stamkos. Both Seguin and Peverley have been somewhat low-scoring players this season and so coach Claude Julien said that he was happy to see them producing--while also hoping that they can produce even more.
While on a four-minute power play late in the third period, Marchand found the back of the net and pushed the Bruins ahead for the final score. His goal even had team president Cam Neely celebrating in the VIP box and was the fourth game-winning goal of this season from number 63.
The second half of this Bruins home-and-home will bring the arch-rival Montreal Canadiens to TD Garden on March 3 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be on NBC Sports Network.