The Bruins found a way to get on the board with a Bergeron goal just 30 seconds into the game. While Ottawa goaltender Mike Condon was being attended to following the goal, the arena continued to buzz.
Later on in the first, Bergeron netted another. This time it was a powerplay goal. The Bruins struggled on their powerplay entries, and with time running out on the penalty, the powerplay looked like a lost cause. However Bergeron was able to bring the Bruins to intermission up 2-0.
Ryan Dzingel scored within the first three minutes of the second period for Ottawa. The goal swept a lot of the energy out of the Garden.
However, with 12:52 remaining in the second, Chris Wagner scored on a deflection to put the Bruins back up by two. That was his first as a Bruin.
However, with the Bruins caught with only four skaters on the ice in a full strength situation, Ryan Dzingel was able to keep the game close at 3-2 going into the second intermission.
Bergeron had the Garden buzzing in the third. He put the team on his back and netted his third goal for a hat trick.
Bergeron then became a playmaker and set up David Pastrnak to go up 5-2.
Bobby Ryan cut into the Bruins lead moments later to make it 5-3
Before Pastrnak put it into an empty net for a final of 6-3