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First-period tidbits from Game 7

* Tim Thomas has set the single postseason record for saves. He needed to make one to pass Kirk McLean of the 1994 Canucks. Thomas entered the game with 761 saves this postseason. Through one period, Thomas has 769 saves and 209 in this series alone, which is now fifth-most in a single Stanley Cup finals (the record is 233 by Johnny Bower for the Maple Leafs in 1964).

* The Bruins scored the first goal, which is a good omen. They are 11-1 when they score first this postseason. The team that has scored the first goal has won each of the first six games of the series.

* Patrice Bergeron had gone nine postseason games without a goal before scoring the first goal of this game.

* Bergeron’s goal ended Roberto Luongo's home shutout streak in this series at 103:13.

* From the Elias Sports Bureau: Road teams are 2-4 all time when scoring first in Stanley Cup finals Game 7. The last was the 2009 Penguins, who won 2-1 at Detroit.

*NEXT LEVEL: All eight of Vancouver’s shots have been low. Four of Boston's five shots have been low, including Bergeron's goal.

*NEXT LEVEL: Average shot distance pretty similar through one period: VAN -- 28.6 feet/shot, BOS -- 26.0 feet/shot.