The Boston Bruins scored more goals today than they did in Games 6 & 7 of last round combined, but had zero on five power play opportunities — now 0-for-27 this post season.
Nonetheless, the B’s blew the Philadelphia Flyers right out of the Wells Fargo Center in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals with a 7-3 romp.
1. David Krejci
2. Patrice Bergeron
3. Brad Marchand
- After notching 14 points in Round 1, the Kelly-Peverley-Ryder line was held point-less tonight with four total shots on goal, but…
- …it didn’t matter. It was the David Krejci show. No. 46 had 2-2-4, plus-3, and two shots on goal after being held to just one point in Round 1
- Tim Thomas was Tim Thomas. Solid — stopping 31-of-34 shots fired his way. The soon-to-be two-time Vezina Trophy winner now has a .924 save-percentage
- Dennis Seidenberg is making up for lost playoff time last year. The 6-foot-1 blueliner was spectacular all game; assisted on the Bruins’ first two goals and finished with a game-high plus-4 rating. Seidenberg now has 1-4-5 scoring totals through eight post season games
- Brad Marchand continues his torrid rookie season with 2-1-3, plus-3, and four shots on goal. The 22-year-old now has posted 3-4-7 in four of his last five post season games
- Nathan Horton is now riding a three-game point- and goal-streak after posting 1-1-2 today. No. 18 has 3-2-5, plus-5, and 10 shots on goal over that span
- 10 different Black-and-Gold skaters registered at least one point
- Boston’s penalty-kill went 3-for-4 — now 24-for-31 (77.4% success rate)
- Zdeno Chara led the team with 28:08 TOI, Krejci the most of any forwards with 19:31; Andrew Ference had four blocked shots; Peverley was 6-for-8 (75%) on the face-off dot, Bergeron went 12-for-20 (60%), Horton had five shots on net