Rask slams the door for the first time

June, 3, 2013
6/03/13
1:50
PM ET
Eastern Conference Finals – Game 2
Bruins at Penguins, 8 ET (Bruins lead series 1-0)

* In Game 1, Penguins were shut out for the first time in 96 games (Toronto, Feb. 1, 2012)
* Bruins win in Game 1 snapped a 6-game losing streak vs Penguins (all 6 were regular-season games)
* Tuukka Rask's (BOS) shutout in Game 1 (29 saves) was the first of his postseason career
* Boston’s Jaromir Jagr (0-40) and Tyler Seguin (1-45) have combined for 1G on 85 shots this postseason
* Bruins: won 6 of last 7 games (only loss came in OT at NYR in Game 4 of Eastern Conference Semifinals)
* Penguins: 3-0 this postseason following a loss (outscored opponents 16-7)
* Evgeni Malkin (PIT): 1G, 1A in last 4 games after 8-game point streak to start postseason (3G, 11A)
* Sidney Crosby (PIT): 1 point (goal) in 3 games vs Bruins this season (regular season and playoffs)

2-0 Deficit Not Insurmountable: The Penguins look to avoid a 2-0 hole tonight against Boston, but they’ve overcome such deficits before. Since winning their first Stanley Cup in 1991, the Penguins are 5-3 in series when losing the first two games. According to Elias, no other team over that stretch has more than two series wins in those situations and all six of those teams have win percentages of .400 or below.

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