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Bruins Take 2-0 Series Lead in Pittsburgh, Win 6-1

Don't Poke The Bear

It did not take long for the Bruins to put pressure on the Penguins in Game Two.  In the first period, Brad Marchand scores his first goal of the postseason (19:32) off a break away when Sidney Crosby mishandled the puck in his own zone, putting the Bruins up 1-0.

Following a Bruins power play,  Brooks Orpik put a hit on Torey Krug as he put the puck towards the net allowing Nathan Horton to score on a rebound allowing the Bruins to go up 2-0 in the first period. (5:23)

Just minutes later, Milan Lucic rushes through the neutral zone passes to Horton and he returns it right back to Lucic, over to Horton and sends it to Krejci who buries a wrist shot past Tomas Vokoun. (3:29)

Following that goal Vokoun was replaced by Marc-Andre Fleury. The Penguins, Brandan Sutter blasts a wrister past Rask glove side with :34 seconds left in the first cutting the Bruins lead by two. Brad Marchand blows the doors of the Penguins defense as he fires a goal past Fleury with :08 seconds left in the first period.

The Penguins were very physical out hitting the Bruins throughout the first period but the Bruins hit them where it count, out shooting the Pens 13-6 and scoring four goals in the first.

The second period was quiet on both sides in the offensive end, the Penguins also did not show much of an improvement.

On to the third period, Jaromir Jagr had his shot blocked, but backhanded a pass over to Patrice Bergeron who scores on an empty net (19:30). That made it 5-1. The remainder of the period was quiet, but Johnny Boychuck closes game two off with a slap shot, and Fleury was not stopping that one, Bruins win 6-1.

Final Score Bruins 6 Penguins 1

Game Notes:

  • Tuukka Rask continues to make great stops only allowing one goal through two games. Makes 26 saves in game two.
  • After Jagr missed morning skate there was talk of him possibly being a healthy scratch but fortunately he was pivotal in the game with 2 assists.
  • Crosby, Evegeni Malkin and Jarome Iglina combined nine shots on goal.
  • Penguins continue to let their physical play interfere with their offensive game.
  • Bruins head back to Boston with a 2-0 lead in the Easter Conference Finals.

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