The Boston Bruins were in desperate need of a spark late in Wednesday night’s Game 1 against the Ottawa Senators.

After a fairly active opening frame, Boston’s offense was silent in the second period as it didn’t register a single shot on net.

But nearly five minutes into the third period, Frank Vatrano would answer the bell. After finding space in the center of Ottawa’s zone, Vatrano zipped a wrist shot past Senators goalie Craig Anderson to even the score at 1-1.

The tally was Vatrano’s first-career playoff score and couldn’t have come at a better time for the Bruins.

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