At 11:35 of last night's second period, when the Bruins scored their first power-play goal of the Stanley Cup Final, Mark Recchi delivered some much-needed vindication for his coaching staff.

The coaches — assistant Geoff Ward is in charge of the power play — made all the right moves. Zdeno Chara had started the night as the net-front presence on the No. 1 power-play unit. But in the second, Chara went back to the point on the No. 2 unit. The puck that floated off Chara's stick ended up behind Roberto Luongo.

Claude Julien has liked Chara's work in front. In Game 1, the Bruins ripped eight shots during a four-minute power play, with Chara screening Luongo for most of it.