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Second period notes: Bruins 2, Rangers 1

05.23.13 at 8:48 pm ET
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Torey Krug celebrates his third goal in four career playoff games. (AP)

NEW YORK — The Bruins stand 20 minutes away from their second trip to the Eastern Conference finals in three years. They received power play goals from Nathan Horton and Torey Krug to jump out to a 2-0 lead. The Rangers got one back when Tuukka Rask fell on his backside trying to skate back into his crease, allowing Carl Hagelin‘s otherwise harmless backhander to slide into the net for a Rangers goal.

Here, thanks to the Bruins media relations department, are other second period notes:

MILESTONES REACHED:
• New York’s Micheal Haley is playing his first NHL playoff game tonight.

WHO’S HOT:
Nathan Horton has a goal and an assist tonight, giving him 2-3=5 totals in four of his last five games and points in eight of his last 11 games with 5-6=11 totals.
• Torey Krug has a goal tonight, giving him 3-1=4 totals in three of his last four games played.
David Krejci has an assist, giving him six assists in four of his last five games and extending his league-leading 5-12=17
totals in nine of his last 11 games.
Brad Marchand has an assist, giving him 2-4=6 totals in four of his last five games with 2-6=8 totals in six of his last ten
games.
• New York’s Derick Brassard has an assist tonight, giving him 2-9=11 totals in seven of his last nine games.

TWO-GOAL LEADS:
• The Bruins scored the game’s first two goals … It is the fourth game of this post-season in which the Bruins have held a two-goal lead in a game … They entered the game with a 3-0 record in those games, including a 1-0 mark when they have led 2-0.
• The Bruins held a two-goal lead in 21 games during the regular season with a 16-2-3 record in those contests … That included a 12-1-2 record in games in which they scored the first two goals.

FIRST GOAL OF GAME:
• The Bruins scored the first goal of the game tonight when Nathan Horton scored at 4:39 of the second period.
• The Bruins are 4-1 this post-season when scoring the first goal of the game … They finished the regular season with a 19-4-3
mark this season when netting the first goal of the game.
• The Rangers are 1-3 this post-season when allowing the first goal of the game … They finished the regular season with an 8-16-
3 record this season when yielding the first goal of the game.

LEADING / TRAILING / TIED AFTER SECOND:
• The Bruins lead the Rangers by a 2-1 score following the second period tonight.
• The Bruins are 3-0 this post-season when leading after the second period … They finished the regular season with a 15-4-4
record when leading after the second period.
• The Rangers are 0-2 this post-season when trailing after the second period … They finished the regular season with a 3-15-1
mark when trailing after the second period.

SPECIAL TEAMS:
• The Bruins are 2 for 3 (66.7%) on the power play following the second period tonight for their second multiple power play goal game of this post-season (game four vs. Toronto) … They are now 6 for 28 on the power play in this post-season (21.4%) … 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 2 (0.0%) on the power play following the second period tonight and they are now 2 for 40 on the power play in this post-season (5.0%) … 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 2 for 2 (100.0%) on the penalty kill following the second period tonight and they are now 28 for 33 on the penalty kill this post-season (84.8%) … 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 3 (33.3%) on the penalty kill following the second period tonight and they are now 18 for 24 on the penalty kill this post-season (75.0%) … 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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