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Postgame notes after Bruins beat Leafs, 4-3, in OT in Game 4

05.08.13 at 10:50 pm ET
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Courtesy of the Bruins, here are some key postgame notes in the wake of Boston’s 4-3 overtime win in Toronto on Wednesday night.

‘€¢ The Bruins now have a 13-15 lifetime record in Game 4s of best-of-seven series in which they entered with a 2-1 series lead.

‘€¢ Their Game 5 record when leading a best-of-seven series 3-1 is 9-8 and they are 15-2 overall in best-of-seven series in which they
have led 3-1.

‘€¢ The Maple Leafs now have an 18-12 lifetime record in Game 4s of best-of-seven series in which they entered trailing the series 1-2.

‘€¢ Their Game 5 record when trailing a best-of-seven series 1-3 is 4-10 and they are 1-13 overall in best-of-seven series in which they have trailed 3-1.

OVERTIME STATS

‘€¢ The Bruins defeated the Maple Leafs by a 4-3 score in the first overtime game of this series. It was the second career playoff overtime goal for David Krejci and completed his second career playoff hat trick.

‘€¢ The Bruins played their 118th lifetime playoff overtime game and they now have a 50-65-3 record in those games. It was their 63rd on the road and that record now stands at 23-38-2.

‘€¢ The Maple Leafs played their 108th lifetime playoff overtime game and they now have a 55-52-1 record in those games. It was their 68th on home ice and that record now stands at 36-32-1.

‘€¢ This was the 17th playoff overtime game between the Bruins and the Maple Leafs, with Toronto now holding an 11-6 record in the previous 16 contests.

MILESTONES REACHED

‘€¢ Krejci scored his second career playoff hat trick. He has scored the Bruins’€™ last two playoff hat tricks, with his first coming on May 25, 2011, vs. Tampa Bay.

‘€¢ Zdeno Chara‘€™s four assists were a personal career high for assists and points in a playoff game and was the first four-assist game by a Bruin since Vladimir Ruzicka had four helpers on May 3, 1991, vs. Pittsburgh.

‘€¢ Jaromir Jagr had an assist, which was the 191st of his NHL postseason career. That moves him into sole possession of sixth place on the all-time playoff points list ahead of Brett Hull (Paul Coffey is in fifth with 196 postseason points).

‘€¢ Toronto’€™s Mark Fraser recorded his first career NHL playoff point with an assist.

‘€¢ Toronto’€™s Clarke MacArthur scored his first career NHL playoff goal.

WHO’€™S HOT

‘€¢ Chara had four assists, giving him five assists in two of his last three games. It is his 10th career multiple-point playoff game and is a new career high for assists and points in a playoff game and was the first four-point playoff game by a Bruin since Tyler Seguin had 2-2-4 totals vs. Tampa Bay on May 17, 2011.

‘€¢ Krejci had three goals, giving him points in each game of this series with league-leading 5-5-10 totals. It is his third multiple-point game of this postseason and the 15th of his playoff career. It is his second career playoff hat trick (May 25, 2011, vs. Tampa Bay).

‘€¢ Nathan Horton had two assists, giving him points in each game of this series with 3-3=6 totals.

‘€¢ Jagr had an assist, giving him single assists in each of his last two games.

‘€¢ Brad Marchand had an assist, giving him single assists each in two of his last three games.

‘€¢ Toronto’€™s Joffrey Lupul had a goal and an assist, giving him 3-1-4 totals in two of the last three games of this series.

‘€¢ Toronto’€™s Cody Franson had a goal, giving him 2-1-3 totals in three of the four games of this series.

‘€¢ Toronto’€™s Phil Kessel had an assist, giving him 2-1-3 totals in the last three straight games of this series.

‘€¢ Toronto’€™s Tyler Bozak had an assist, his second in four games of this series.

‘€¢ Toronto’€™s Jake Gardiner had an assist, giving him 1-2-3 totals in three of the four games of this series.

‘€¢ Toronto’€™s Matt Frattin had an assist, giving him single assists each in two of the last three games of this series.

FUN FACT

Patrice Bergeron‘€™s goal at 0:32 of the second period was the fifth of this series scored in the first two minutes of a period, with Toronto netting three and Boston two. The Maple Leafs outshot the Bruins by a 48-45 margin. One or both of these teams now has had 40 or more shots in every game of this series (Boston had 40 in Game 1, 41 in Game 2 and 45 in Game 3; Toronto had 47 in Game 2 and 48 in Game 3). The Maple Leafs took a 2-0 lead, which was the first time this postseason the Bruins have allowed the first two goals of a game. They fell behind by an 0-2 deficit on 10 occasions during the regular season and took points out of six of those games at 3-4-3.

SPECIAL TEAMS

‘€¢ The Bruins went 2-for-5 (40.0 percent) on the power play, and they now are 3-for-14 on the power play in this postseason (21.4 percent). They finished the regular season ranked 25th in the NHL at 18-for-122 on the power play (14.8 percent) and they allowed two shorthanded goals.

‘€¢ The Maple Leafs went 0-for-4 on the power play, and they now are 4-for-16 on the power play in this postseason (25.0 percent). They finished the regular season ranked 14th in the NHL at 31-for-166 on the power play (18.7 percent) and they allowed four shorthanded goals.

‘€¢ The Bruins went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill, and they now are 12-for-16 on the penalty kill this postseason (75.0 percent). They finished the regular season ranked fourth in the NHL at 142-for-163 overall on the penalty kill (87.1 percent) and they scored five shorthanded goals.

‘€¢ The Maple Leafs went 3-for-5 (60.0 percent) on the penalty kill, and they now are 11-for-14 on the penalty kill this postseason (78.6 percent). They finished the regular season ranked second in the NHL at 138-for-157 on the penalty kill (87.9 percent) and they scored one shorthanded goal.

FIRST GOAL OF GAME

The Maple Leafs scored the first goal of the game when Lupul scored at 2:35 of the first period. The Bruins now have a 2-0 record this postseason when allowing the first goal of the game. They finished the regular season with a 9-10-3 mark this season when allowing the first goal of the game. The Maple Leafs now have an 0-2 mark this postseason when scoring the first goal of the game. They finished the regular season with a 19-9-4 record this season when scoring the first goal of the game.

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