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Second period summary: Bruins vs. Hurricanes
Posted By Dan Rowinski On April 10, 2010 @ 2:47 pm In General | 4 Comments
You do not see that everyday. Or, well, ever.
Boston came of the dressing room to start the second period and decided to just flat out set Cam Ward  on fire. It scored three goals in 1:04, tallied by Daniel Paille , Blake Wheeler  and Steve Begin, in that order at :32, 1:21 and 1:36.
Oh, and all of them came on the penalty kill.
Paille got the first on a hustle play when he found took a zone-clearing pass from Zdeno Chara  and kept his legs moving down the right wing, marching straight to and through Ward’s crease, turning back and firing to give the animated TD Garden crowd something to cheer about. It was Paille’s 10th of the season.
Before the public address announcer could finish telling the crowd the details of Paille’s goal, Wheeler found a rebound in the slot off of a David Krejci  shot that he banged back home to make it 2 -0. Steve Begin wanted in on the party after that and found the puck on the right circle and shot into Ward’s chest protector. The goaltender could not put it down and it bounced over his pads into the net to make an already jubilant crowd absolutely giddy.
A couple notes on the three shorted-handed goals:
3 — The total of short-handed goals that the Bruins had all season before three in the same penalty kill.
1:04 — Fastest the Bruins have scored three goals this season and fastest three goals the team has scored since :52 on Dec. 20, 2001 against the Canadiens. The fastest the Bruins have scored three this season was on Dec. 23 against Atlanta in 1:08.
25 – Years since it has been that Boston has scored multiple goals on the same penalty kill after scoring two against Toronto on Jan. 9, 1985.
Carolina went on the power play again at 12:18 when Milan Lucic  went for a trip. Neither team was able to tally on this penalty though it did give Carolina some momentum as Erik Cole  would be Tuukka Rask  on the doorstep of his crease to make it 3-1 at 14:30.
The Canes then cut the lead to one at 17:06 when Patrick Dwyer put up his seventh of the season when he crossed through the slot and went back against the grain with a wrist shot to beat Rask far side and make the game a contest once again.
Boston had a power play at 17:20 when Carolina center Eric Staal took at slashing penalty. The Bruins can apparently score at will when they are a man down but are utterly impotent while a man up as yet another power play fizzled out. Boston is now 0 for its last 20 man-advantage opportunities and 3 for their last 46.
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URLs in this post:
 Cam Ward: http://media.weei.com/hockey/cam-ward.htm
 Daniel Paille: http://media.weei.com/hockey/daniel-paille.htm
 Blake Wheeler: http://media.weei.com/hockey/blake-wheeler.htm
 Zdeno Chara: http://media.weei.com/hockey/zdeno-chara.htm
 David Krejci: http://media.weei.com/hockey/david-krejci.htm
 Milan Lucic: http://media.weei.com/hockey/milan-lucic.htm
 Erik Cole: http://media.weei.com/hockey/erik-cole.htm
 Tuukka Rask: http://media.weei.com/hockey/tuukka-rask.htm
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