Just when it looked the Bruins would return home with just one point earned on their two-game road trip, they suddenly reverted to last season’s form and shocked Ottawa, 4-3, with two goals in the final two minutes of regulation and then a 1-0 win in the shootout.
•Defenseman Derek Morris was at his absolute best with the primary assist on the goals by Mark Recchi and David Krejci that tied up the game. Morris showed his knack for seeing the ice and getting the puck to the net throughout the victory.
•If head coach Claude Julien’s recent rotation of Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask was meant to let them battle it out for the No. 1 job, Thomas scored a decisive blow in that contest by making 27 stops in regulation and overtime. The stop of the year so far came on a Daniel Alfredsson shot that Thomas had to dive post to post to stop with a part of his glove.
•The Bruins can obviously take some confidence from their ability to rally for two points, but they can in no way be satisfied with that amounted to a 42-minute effort. Their lack of simple fundamental puck-moving in the third period just about cost them the game and if it wasn’t for Thomas the Bruins could’ve been behind a lot more than two heading down the stretch.