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Thursday, June 6, 2013
Bergeron eats playoff OT for dinner

By ESPN Stats & Information

Eastern Conference Finals - Game 3
Bruins 2, Penguins 1 (2OT) (Bruins lead series, 3-0)


The Bruins have a commanding 3-0 lead over the Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals after a double-OT win. There have been 2 multi-OT games in the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs and the Penguins have lost both (also lost Game 3 of conference semis vs Senators). Patrice Bergeron scored the game-winning goal, his 3rd career playoff OT goal. David Krejci scored the first goal for the Bruins and leads all players with 9 goals in the playoffs this season.

* 23rd overtime game of 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs (2nd multi-OT game)
* Patrice Bergeron (BOS): game-winning goal at 15:19 of 2nd overtime (3rd career playoff OT goal - 2nd this postseason)
* David Krejci (BOS): goal at 1:42 of 1st period (9 - leads playoffs)
* Bruins: 8-1 in last 9 playoff games (won last 4)
* Bruins: 4-1 in OT games during 2013 playoffs
* Bruins: 18-1 when holding 3-0 lead in a best-of-7 series (only loss: 2010 Conf. Semis vs Flyers)
* Penguins: involved in both multi-OT game this postseason (lost in 2OT in Game 3 of Conf. Semis vs Senators); 2-2 in OT games during 2013 playoffs
* Penguins: lose 3 straight games for 1st time since Apr. 11-15, 2012 (all in Conf. Qtrs. series vs Flyers)
* Penguins: have never comeback from a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-7 series (0-4)
* Only 3 teams have come back from 3-0 down to win a series in NHL history (1942 Maple Leafs vs Red Wings, 1975 Islanders vs Penguins & 2010 Flyers vs Bruins)

Penguins Multiple Overtime Games, 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Conf Semis Conf Finals
Game 3 3
Site Road Road
Overtimes 2 2
Result L, 2-1 L, 2-1
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FROM ELIAS: Patrice Bergeron scored late in the second overtime giving the Bruins a commanding three-games-to-none lead in their series against the Penguins. It was Bergeron's third career overtime goal in the playoffs, and second of this year's postseason, tying a Bruins record which was set by Mel Hill and later matched by Terry O'Reilly. All three of Hill's overtime goals came in one series against the Rangers in 1939.