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On Monday night, the Boston Bruins defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0. The Bruins now lead the best of seven series 2-1. Boston outplayed the Blackhawks in almost every facet of the game.
Here are 10 intriguing takeaways from Game 3:
1. The Bruins have seemed to find a weakness in Corey Crawford, shooting at his left glove-side throughout the night.
2. Tuukka Rask’s shutout Monday night gave him the lowest goals against average against and the highest save percentage of any goalie this postseason.
3.The Bruins controlled the puck for much of the night, while also delivering more hits.
4. 41-year-old Jaromir Jagr played strong even at his advanced age. Jagr had a picture perfect assist on Patrice Bergeron’s 2nd period goal.
5. Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron won 23 out of 27 face-offs, an astounding 85 percent.
6. Bruins had 35 shots on goal, while the Hawks had 28.
7. Marian Hossa and Zdeno Chara both were injured in warm-ups. Chara received stitches in the back of his head, while Hossa did not play.
8. The Bruins seemed to win almost every 50/50 play, beating their opponent to the puck on each end.
9. The Chicago Blackhawks only managed 1 shot on goal on their first two power plays Monday night.
10. Tyler Seguin was born two years after veteran Jaromir Jagr was drafted in the 1990 NHL draft.