April 30th, 2011 by

Game 1 final score: Bruins 7, Flyers 3

David Krejci makes the Flyers pay for last season's lost time

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.

Three Stars:
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

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  1. May 1, 2011
    This article is great Mark. I love how you covered every base from round’s one&two. Our powerplay, has to get better I really wish we’d put Brad Marchand on the powerplay unit he’s scrappy and will get the loose pucks. He’s got great ability and can turn a play that looks hopeless into a goal or an assist for one of his teamates. Other then our PP though, we looked amazing hopefully its carried over to game two of the eastern conference semi-finals.
  2. May 1, 2011
    Thanks, James. I think you’re 100% right. Lucic has been non-existent this post season, but still played over three-minutes on the PP yesterday; Marchand just 1:42. Those numbers need to be flipped. Also, on the Flyers 5-on-3 yesterday, they parked Pronger in front of Thomas. They scored. Although Chara’s bomb on the point is needed, it’s been 0-for-25 — time to put his big frame in the way of the Flyers’ revolving door of goalies.

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