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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Krejci notches another playoff triple

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Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 1 (Bruins lead series, 1-0)
* Bruins: 4-1-0 vs Maple Leafs this season (including regular season); outshot Maple Leafs 40-20
* David Krejci (Kray-chee) (BOS): Goal, 2 assists; 5th career playoff game with at least 3 points
* Bruins: 1-3 on power play; scored PP goal in 3 of last 4 playoff games
* Maple Leafs: 1st playoff appearance since 2004 postseason
* Maple Leafs: winless in last 6 games at Bruins (including regular season)
FROM ELIAS: David Krejci, who recorded only one goal and two assists over his final 13 games during the regular season, matched those totals with one goal and two assists in the Bruins’ 4–1 win in Game 1. It was the fifth career postseason game of three or more points for Krejci, who registered only one goal and two assists for Boston in its seven-game first-round series loss to the Capitals in last year’s playoffs. Krejci’s five postseason games of at least three points have all come in the last four years; no other NHL player has more than four such games over that span.

Penguins 5, Islanders 0 (Penguins lead series, 1-0)
* Marc-Andre Fleury (PIT): 6th career playoff shutout; 26 saves
* Pascal Dupuis (PIT): 2 goals; did not have a goal in final 7 games of regular season
* Jarome Iginla (PIT): 2 assists; 1st playoff point since April 22, 2009
* NYI: Most goals allowed in 19 games (since allowing 5 to Montreal on March 21st)
FROM ELIAS: Marc-Andre Fleury recorded the sixth shutout of his NHL postseason career as the Penguins opened the 2013 playoffs with a 5–0 win against the Islanders. Fleury, whose six postseason shutouts tie him with Tom Barrasso for the Penguins team record, has notched three of those shutouts in Pittsburgh’s first game of a playoff year. (He blanked Ottawa in the Penguins’ first game in the 2008 playoffs and Tampa Bay in Pittsburgh’s 2011 opener.) No other active NHL goaltender has more than one shutout in a team’s first game of a playoff year.

Sharks 3, Canucks 1 (Sharks lead series 1-0)
* Sharks: won all 4 meetings with Canucks this season including playoffs (1 win in shootout)
* 1st time home team lost in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs
* Canucks: 3-5-1 in last 9 games dating back to regular season
* Canucks: lost despite outshooting Sharks 30-28