Jun 7, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT
The Boston Bruins have now scored the first goal of all four games in the 2013 Eastern Conference finals, although the one that made it 1-0 in Game 4 on Friday took longer than the others.
After two scoreless periods, the Bruins caught the Pittsburgh Penguins in a line change, opening the door for this great shot by defenseman Adam McQuaid:
(Brad Marchand deserves big kudos for showing great instincts on his ninth assist of the playoffs too, obviously.)
Every other 1-0 goal came in the first period of contests, but the Bruins haven’t trailed the Pittsburgh Penguins for a single second of this third-round series. That might be the most impressive stat of the B’s deep 2013 playoff run.
We’ll see if they can finish the job in a third period where time is rapidly running out for Pittsburgh.
McQuaid was a recipient of a controversial Matt Cooke hit in Game 1 of this series, so it must feel like sweet vengeance for the 26-year-old.
- Gearing up: Malkin, Hornqvist return for Pens 0
- The King is back: Lundqvist starts for Rangers Saturday 7
- Five big games to watch this weekend 7
- Video: Kessel, Booth get into altercation at Leafs practice 34
- Playoff watch — what the bubble teams need to do 29
- After Howard fails to ‘bounce back,’ Mrazek to receive ‘opportunity’ 36
- Bruins can’t hold Ducks off, suffer sixth loss in a row 32
- Ticket punched: Rangers become first team to clinch 2015 playoff berth 16
- Coyotes ‘win’ against Sabres in OT 58
- Marchand: If Bruins miss playoffs, ‘this is going to be a much different group next year’ 20
- Dreger: ‘In Kessel’s case, I firmly believe he’s going to be traded’ (73)
- Coyotes ‘win’ against Sabres in OT (58)
- Red Wings beat Blues in OT, but should winning goal count? (56)
- Tank-worthy? Connor McDavid finishes OHL season with 120 points in 47 games (56)
- Report: No fine or suspension for Tyler Toffoli’s hit on Alex Burrows (51)