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First period notes: Bruins 0, Rangers 0

05.23.13 at 7:57 pm ET
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NEW YORK — As has been the case for most of the series, the Bruins dominated in almost way and fashion in the opening 20 minutes of Game 4 Thursday night here at Madison Square Garden. And, as has been the case for most of the series, Henrik Lundqvist has kept the Rangers in the game.

The Bruins out-shot the Rangers, 12-4, with four of those 12 shots coming on an early Bruins power play.

Here, thanks to the Boston Bruins media relations department, are some other notes:

• All four games of this series have now been tied after the first period, including a scoreless deadlock entering the second period of the first and third games of this CSF.
• The Bruins have been scoreless after one period on five prior occasions in this post-season and are 2-3 in those contests.
• The Rangers have been scoreless after one period three times previously in this post-season and are 1-2 in those games.
• The Bruins are 4-3 this post-season when tied after the first period … They finished the regular season with a 13-5-1 record
when even after the first period.
• The Rangers are 2-4 this post-season when even after the first period … They finished the regular season with an 8-8-2 mark
when tied after the first period.

SPECIAL TEAMS:
• The Bruins are 0 for 1 (0.0%) on the power play following the second period tonight and they are now 4 for 26 on the power play in this post-season (15.4%) … They finished the regular season ranked 25th in the NHL at 18 for 122 on the power play (14.8%) and they allowed two shorthanded goals.
• The Rangers are 0 for 1 (0.0%) on the power play following the second period tonight and they are now 2 for 39 on the power play in this post-season (5.1%) … They finished the regular season ranked 23rd in the NHL at 24 for 153 on the power play (15.7%) and they allowed four shorthanded goals.
• The Bruins are 1 for 1 (100.0%) on the penalty kill following the second period tonight and they are now 27 for 32 on the penalty kill this post-season (84.4%) … They finished the regular season ranked 4th in the NHL at 142 for 163 overall on the penalty kill (87.1%) and they scored five shorthanded goals.
• The Rangers are 1 for 1 (100.0%) on the penalty kill following the second period tonight and they are now 18 for 22 on the penalty kill this post-season (81.8%) … They finished the regular season ranked 15th in the NHL at 120 for 148 on the penalty kill (81.1%) and they scored five shorthanded goals.

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