Ference/By S. Bradley

BOSTON — With two shots on net tonight, Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference is now averaging exactly one shot on net per game.

The difference now is he finally has something to show for his efforts.

Ference’s slap shot from  left point eluded Michal Neuvirth with 8:13 elapsed in the first period to not only give Boston a rare 2-0 lead en route to a 3-2 victory, but also end Ference’s scoring drought at 99 games.

“It doesn’t make or break a game for me, but definitely it feels a lot nicer when you have one,” said Ference after the game about all the near-misses since his last goal since Feb. 22, 2009.

Ference finished the night with a plus-2 rating and three hits in 21:40 of ice time.