By Matt Dolloff, CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) — The Ottawa Senators social media team had a night to forget on Wednesday.
To set the scene real quick: The second period had just concluded in the Bruins’ Game 1 showdown with the Senators. Ottawa was up 1-0 on a goal by Bobby Ryan. And the Bruins had recorded precisely zero shots on goal in the period.
Make no mistake, it was a historically bad showing on offense by the Bruins in that second period. It was the first time the Senators had held an opponent without a shot in an entire period in their history, and the first time the Bruins went shot-less for an entire period in a playoff game since 1939.
That is when the Senators Twitter account fired off the boldest tweet of the night:
It was certainly an audacious tweet at the time, and they would have looked like bosses if the Sens held onto their lead for the rest of the game. But there was still a whole period to go, and it was in the third frame that the tweet backfired tremendously.
The Bruins scored twice and escaped with the 2-1 win after Frank Vatrano tied the game at one and then Brad Marchand buried the game-winner. They even out-shot the Sens 11-6 in the period, riding a dominant performance by Tuukka Rask to take a 1-0 led in the series.
So naturally, for the Senators’ Twitter account, the roasting commenced:
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It was just a tweet, and the fact that the real-life Senators lost is a far bigger defeat than the one suffered by whoever tweeted from the Sens’ account in the first place. But it just goes to show how risky it can be to roast an opponent before the game is decided.
Matt Dolloff is a writer/producer for CBSBostonSports.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect that of CBS or 98.5 The Sports Hub. Have a news tip or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff and email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.