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Postgame notes: Bruins 6, Penguins 1

Posted By Mike Petraglia On June 3, 2013 @ 11:05 pm In General | No Comments

Brad Marchand scores the first goal of the game as the Bruins cruised to a 6-1 victory. (AP)

The Bruins are just two wins from their second Stanley Cup finals appearance in three years after dismantling the Penguins, 6-1, Monday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The Bruins dominated from the opening puck drop, scoring just 28 seconds in when Brad Marchand took advantage of a Sidney Crosby turnover at the blue line and raced the length of the ice to beat Tomas Vokoun.

RECORDS WHEN WINNING/LOSING GAMES 2 AND 3

• The Bruins now have a 30-17-1 lifetime record in Game 2s of best-of-seven series in which they won the first game.

• They are 22-7 lifetime when leading a best-of-seven series 2-0 and they are 19-10 lifetime in Game 3s when leading a best-of-seven series 2-0.

• This is the eighth time in club history that the Bruins have won the first two games of a best-of-seven series on the road. They are 5-2 in the previous seven, most recently a four-game sweep of Philadelphia in the 2011 CSF series.

• The Penguins now have a 13-12 lifetime record in Game 2s of best-of-seven series in which they lost the first game. They are 5-6 lifetime when trailing a best-of-seven series 0-2 and they are 7-4 lifetime in Game 3s when trailing a best-of-seven series 0-2/tied 1-1 in a best-of-seven series.

• This is the third time in club history that the Penguins have lost the first two games of a best-of-seven series on home ice and they are 1-1 in the previous two, most recently a six-game setback to Philadelphia in their 2012 CQF series.

WHO’S HOT

Brad Marchand had two goals, giving him 4-5-9 totals in six of his last eight games. It is his third multiple-point game of this postseason and the eighth of his playoff career.

Nathan Horton had a goal and an assist, extending his point streak to four games with 3-5-8 totals and giving him 4-7-11 totals in seven of his last eight games. It is his fifth multiple-point game of this postseason and the 10th of his playoff career.

Patrice Bergeron had a goal and an assist, giving him 3-5-8 totals in four of his last eight games. It is his third multiple-point game of this postseason and the 13th of his playoff career.

Johnny Boychuk had a goal and an assist, giving him 3-1-4 totals in three of his last six games. It was his first career multiple-point playoff game.

Jaromir Jagr had two assists for his first multiple-point game of this postseason. They are his first points since he had four assists in the seven-game CQF series vs. Toronto.

David Krejci had a goal, giving him 3-6-9 totals in six of his last eight games. He has extended his postseason scoring lead with 8-12-20 totals and is tied for the league playoff lead in goals.

Torey Krug had an assist, giving him 4-2-6 totals in five of his seven games played.

Gregory Campbell had an assist, giving him 3-3-6 totals in five of his last six games.

Shawn Thornton had an assist, giving him four assists in three of his last five games.

• Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke had an assist, giving him four assists in four of his last five games.

FUN FACTS

• The Bruins’ four-goal first period was their highest single-period output in a playoff game since they netted four in the first period of a 5-2 win vs. Vancouver on June 13, 2011. It was their most in a road period since they scored four in the first of a 6-5 overtime loss in Buffalo on April 24, 1993.

Tuukka Rask had his shutout streak snapped at 128:47 when Brandon Sutter scored at 19:26 of the first period. His previous goal allowed was by the Rangers’ Dan Girardi at 10:39 of the first period on May 25 in Game 5 of the CSF.

• The Bruins have gotten 34 of their 130 points in this series from defensemen (26.2 percent), including 14 of their 47 goals (29.8 percent).

• Fourteen Bruins have combined for 30 multiple-point games in this postseason (Krejci-6; Horton-5; Lucic, Marchand and Bergeron-3 each; Chara-2; Redden, Campbell, Seguin, Paille, Thornton, Krug, Jagr and Boychuk-1 each).

• There have been 12 goals scored in the first two minutes of a period in a Boston game this postseason (Maple Leafs 5, Bruins 5, Rangers 2).

SPECIAL TEAMS

• The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power play following the first period and they now are 7-for-37 on the power play in this postseason (18.9 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-2 on the power play following the first period and they now are 13-for-52 on the power play in this postseason (25.0 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 2-for-2 on the penalty kill following the first period and they now are 36-for-43 on the penalty kill this postseason (83.7 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 1-for-1 on the penalty kill following the first period and they now are 40-for-44 on the penalty kill this postseason (90.9 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.

FIRST GOAL OF GAME

• The Bruins scored the first goal of the game when Marchand scored at 28 seconds of the first period. The club record for fastest goal from the start of a game or period is 10 seconds, which they have done twice. The fastest goal allowed by the Penguins from the start of a game is 14 seconds.

• The Bruins now have a 6-2 record this postseason when scoring the first goal of the game. They finished the regular season with a 19-4-3 mark when netting the first goal of the game.

• The Penguins now have a 3-3 mark this postseason when allowing the first goal of the game. They finished the regular season with a 25-6-0 record when yielding the first goal of the game.


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