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  1. Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand take over first two periods, give Boston a 3-0 lead

    Jun 15, 2011, 10:10 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and Tim Thomas are emerging as Boston’s Game 7 heroes through two periods, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

  2. Steady stream of penalties interrupts flow for both teams, second period ends 0-0

    Jun 1, 2011, 10:21 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game One

    A penalty-packed first two periods in Game 1 left both teams shaking their heads while a David Krejci cross-check forced Dan Hamhuis to the Canucks’ locker room. Read all about the second period in this post.

  3. Roberto Luongo and Tim Thomas stand strong in Game 1′s wide open first period

    Jun 1, 2011, 9:18 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game One

    The Bruins and Canucks created a ton of chances in a wide-open first period, but the score remained 0-0 because of brilliant work by Tim Thomas and Roberto Luongo.

  4. Canucks march to the box in first period, lock up Sharks at 0-0

    May 22, 2011, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Antti Niemi, Mason Raymond

    The Canucks survived three penalties in the first period, but will give the Sharks another two minute man advantage to start the second. This post recaps the ups and downs of a scoreless opening frame.

  5. Bruins force Brian Boucher out of Flyers net, end second period up 5-2

    Apr 30, 2011, 5:14 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game One

    The Flyers’ goalies issues continued in Game 1, as Brian Boucher was pulled late in the second period. The Bruins enter the second intermission with a commanding 5-2 lead.

  6. Nathan Horton, David Krejci drive Boston to 2-1 first period lead in Philadelphia

    Apr 30, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

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    bostonstopline

    The Nathan Horton-Milan Lucic-David Krejci carried the momentum from earning the Bruins’ Game 7 OT goal into the first period, creating both of Boston’s goals to give them a 2-1 lead over the Flyers.

  7. Scott Hartnell ties it up, Flyers-Sabres goes into overtime

    Apr 24, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT

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    Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Two

    Scott Hartnell scored the only goal of the third period to tie the game 4-4, sending Game 6 to overtime. Read this post for a recap of the action up to this point.

  8. Flyers get back in the game, but Sabres take 4-3 lead to avenge Mike Richards hit

    Apr 24, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v New York Islanders

    The Flyers stormed back to tie the game up 3-3 in the second period, but the Sabres gained revenge on a dirty Mike Richards hit when Nathan Gerbe made in 4-3. The Flyers must score in the third period to keep their season alive.

  9. Sabres exploit disastrous first period by Michael Leighton, take 3-1 lead

    Apr 24, 2011, 4:24 PM EDT

    Michael Leighton, Andrej Meszaros

    The pre-game worries were justified, as Michael Leighton totally flopped in allowing three Sabres goals on only eight shots. Buffalo earned a 3-1 first period lead as they took advantage of Flyers’ gaffes.

  10. Phoenix shows some fight, still in big hole with Detroit up 4-1 after two periods

    Apr 16, 2011, 3:17 PM EDT

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    Ilya Bryzgalov

    Despite some signs of life from the Coyotes, the Red Wings maintained their three-goal lead going into the third period, with the score being 4-1.

  11. Pavel Datsyuk dazzles, Detroit’s PP takes over to give Red Wings 3-0 first period lead

    Apr 16, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT

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    Pavel Datsyuk

    Pavel Datsyuk and the Red Wings power play dominated the first period, as Detroit generated a 3-0 lead on the floundering Coyotes.

  12. Game of the Week: Detroit takes 2-1 lead in second period

    Apr 10, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT

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    Pavel Datsyuk

    Thanks to mistakes by Chicago and despite errors by referees, Detroit earned a 2-1 lead in the second period.

  13. Game of the Week: Red Wings, Blackhawks take game seriously, end 1st period 0-0

    Apr 10, 2011, 1:25 PM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v Chicago Blackhawks

    The first period of Chicago’s big game against Detroit ended in a 0-0 tie, but the score doesn’t tell the story of a fast paced first frame.

  14. Game of the Week: Ruslan Fedotenko gives New York 2-1 lead through second period

    Apr 3, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

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    Logan Couture, Ruslan Fedotenko, Brandon Prust

    Ruslan Fedetenko took a big hit but also scored the only goal to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead during a busy second between New York and Philadelphia.

  15. Game of the Week: Rangers score last second goal to tie Flyers 1-1 in first period

    Apr 3, 2011, 1:32 PM EDT

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    Sergei Bobrovsky

    Bryan McCabe scored a goal with less than a second left in the first period to lock the NBC Game of the Week up at 1-1.

  16. Game of the Week: Scoreless second period keeps Rangers-Pengiuins tied 1-1

    Mar 20, 2011, 2:10 PM EDT

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    New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Despite out-shooting the Rangers 19-7 in the second period, the Penguins remained tied with New York 1-1 after two.

  17. Game of the Week: Rangers, Penguins skate to 1-1 tie in first period

    Mar 20, 2011, 1:27 PM EDT

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    jordanstaalap

    Jordan Staal scored for the Penguins while Artem Anisimov provided the Rangers’ tally to lock both teams up at 1-1 after the first period of the latest NBC Game of the Week.

  18. Game of the Week: Blackhawks survive eventful 2nd period with 2-2 tie

    Mar 13, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT

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    John Carlson, Braden Holtby, Michael Frolik

    Here’s the second period update for a feisty, entertaining 2-2 game between Chicago and Washington.

  19. Game of the Week: Strong special teams play powers Capitals to 2-1 1st period lead

    Mar 13, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

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    New York Islanders v Washington Capitals

    Point play and the Capitals’ opportunistic special teams unit were the story of the first period of Sunday’s NBC Game of the Week, as Washington earned a 2-1 lead over Chicago.

  20. Game of the Week: Rangers build lead to 4-0 against flat Flyers after two

    Mar 6, 2011, 2:28 PM EDT

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    Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello

    The Rangers chased Brian Boucher from the Flyers net in the second period, as Ryan Callahan earned his first career hat trick in a 4-0 game.

  21. Game of the Week: Ryan Callahan, Rangers take it to Flyers in 2-0 1st period

    Mar 6, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT

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    brandondandcallyap

    Ryan Callahan and the New York Rangers came storming out of the gate in this game, as the gritty and talented forward scored two goals to give the team a 2-0 lead. Yet when many discuss this period, the officiating might steal the spotlight.

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