Bruins bring the rally against Rangers

May, 22, 2013
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The Bruins became the first team to beat the Rangers this season (regular season or playoffs) when trailing after two periods. Down 1-0 entering the 3rd period, the Bruins scored twice for a 2-1 win and a commanding 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Before Tuesday, the Rangers were 18-0-0 (16-0-0 in regular season and 2-0 in playoffs) when leading after the second period.

Eastern Conference Semifinals
Bruins 2, Rangers 1 (Bruins lead series, 3-0)

* Bruins: 17-1 all-time in playoff series when leading 3-0 (lost 2010 Eastern Conference Semifinals vs Flyers)
* Daniel Paille (BOS): Game-winning with 3:31 left in 3rd period
* Johnny Boychuk (BOS): 4th goal this postseason (he had 1 goal in 44 regular-season games)
* Rangers: 1st loss all season when leading after 2nd period (16-0-0 in regular season and 2-0 in playoffs before Game 3)
* Rangers: 1st loss on home ice since March 24 vs Capitals (had won 9 straight at MSG, including postseason)
* Rangers: 2-38 (5.3 percent) on power play this postseason (0-10 in this series)
* Rangers: 0-10 all-time in playoff series when trailing 3-0

Western Conference Semifinals
Sharks 2, Kings 1 (Series Tied, 2-2)

* Sharks: 7th straight home win vs Kings (regular-season and playoff games)
* Sharks: Scored first, had 2-0 lead … 5-0 when scoring first in 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs
* Sharks: 4-0 at home in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs
* Logan Couture (SJ): 5th goal of the playoffs, all five have been power play goals
* Kings: 1-4 on the road in the playoffs
* Kings: 9 of their 10 playoff games have been decided by 1 goal (5-4 in those games)
* Kings: All 4 postseason games they've lost have been by the final score of 2-1
* FROM ELIAS: Kings have not allowed more than three goals in any of their last 30 playoff games dating to last season. That’s the longest such streak in NHL playoff history. The previous record was 27 by the Red Wings from 2002-06
* FROM ELIAS: Couture is the first player whose first five goals in one playoff year were all power play goals since Mike Modano for Dallas in 2008 (five)

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