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Second period notes: Bruins 2, Rangers 1

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 [1] and Torey Krug to jump out to a 2-0 lead. The Rangers got one back when Tuukka Rask [2] 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 [3] playoff game tonight.

WHO’€™S HOT:
‘€¢ Nathan Horton [1] 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 [4] 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 [5] 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 [6] 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 [3] 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 [6] 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.