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Game 1 postgame notes: Bruins 3, Penguins 0

06.01.13 at 11:14 pm ET
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Tuukka Rask stared down the Penguins Saturday night and made 29 saves for his first career playoff shutout. (AP)

The Bruins got off to a strong start in the Eastern Conference finals by shutting out one of the most prolific offenses in recent Stanley Cup history with a 3-0 win over the Penguins Saturday night at Consol Energy Center. Here, thanks to the Bruins media relations department, are some postgame notes.

• The Bruins now have a 48-45 lifetime record in Game 1s of best-of-seven series.

• They are 33-14 lifetime when leading a best-of-seven series 1-0 and they are 29-17-1 lifetime in Game 2s when leading a best-of-seven series 1-0.

• The Penguins now have a 23-25 lifetime record in Game 1s of best-of-seven series.

• They are 12-12 lifetime when trailing a best-of-seven series 0-1 and they are 13-11 lifetime in Game 2s when trailing a best-of-seven series 0-1.

• In the previous four series between these teams, each team won the first game twice and both teams were 1-1 in the series in which they won the first game.

RASK SHUTOUT

Tuukka Rask made 29 saves for his first career playoff shutout.

• It was the 43rd playoff shutout by a Bruins goaltender and the first since Tim Thomas earned a 1-0 overtime win over Washington on April 12, 2012.

• It was the 17th time the Penguins have been shut out in a playoff game and the first since Tampa Bay’s Dwayne Roloson earned a 1-0 win on April 27, 2011.

• It was the first shutout by either of these teams vs. the other in their playoff history.

WHO’S HOT

David Krejci had two goals, giving him 2-6-8 totals in five of his last seven games and extending his league-leading 7-12-19 totals in 10 of his 13 postseason games. It was his sixth multiple-point game of this postseason and the 18th of his playoff career.

Nathan Horton had a goal and two assists, extending his point streak to three games with 2-4-6 totals and giving him 3-6-9 totals in six of his last seven games. It was his fourth multiple-point game of this postseason and the ninth of his playoff career.

Gregory Campbell had an assist, giving him 3-2-5 totals in four of his last five games.

FUN FACTS

• With Andrew Ference’s assist, the Bruins have gotten 31 of their 115 points in this series from defensemen (27.0 percent), including 13 of their 41 goals (31.7 percent).

• Horton (1-2-3 totals) and Krejci (2-0-2 totals) both had multiple-point games. Twelve Bruins now have combined for 25 multiple-point games in this postseason (Krejci 6; Horton 4; Lucic 3; Chara, Bergeron and Marchand 2 each; Redden, Campbell, Seguin, Paille, Thornton, Krug 1 each).

Patrice Bergeron and Evgeni Malkin were assessed fighting majors at the 20-minute mark of the second period. It was the fifth fighting major by a Bruin in these playoffs and the B’s now are 4-1 in this postseason when they have had a fight in a game. It was Bergeron’s second career playoff fighting major. His first came vs. Montreal’s Josh Gorges on April 18, 2009, in a 5-1 Boston win.

SPECIAL TEAMS

• The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power play and they now are 7-for-36 on the power play in this postseason (19.4 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 Penguins went 0-for-4 on the power play and they now are 13-for-50 on the power play in this postseason (26.0 percent). They finished the regular season ranked second in the NHL at 42-for-170 on the power play (24.7 percent) and they allowed three shorthanded goals.

• The Bruins went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and they now are 34-for-41 on the penalty kill this postseason (82.9 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 Penguins went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and they now are 39-for-43 on the penalty kill this postseason (90.7 percent). They finished the regular season ranked 25th in the NHL at 133-for-167 on the penalty kill (79.6 percent) and they scored two shorthanded goals.

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