That was a fun, physical first period that had a little bit of everything.
gave the Bruins an early lead, making a nice play to intercept a Nathan Horton
shot (replay showed it never got to Brian Boucher
), stepping away from the Flyers' Matt Carle
and sliding it under Boucher just 1:52 into the game.
Midway through, Danny Briere
made a similar play, stopping a Braydon Coburn
shot just before it could get to Tim Thomas
, pulling it away from the Boston goalie and then sliding it under him at 11:02. The teams were skating 4-on-4, and Ville Leino
did a great job controlling the puck in the Bruins' end to set up the goal.
Then, with 35.7 seconds left, Horton banged in the rebound of Krejci shot from in front. He didn't get much on it, but it appeared to roll up Boucher's arm and over the top of his glove.
The Bruins had more shots, 12-8, but went 0-for-1 on the only power play of the period. They're still looking for their first extra-man goal of the postseason after going 0-for-21 against the Canadiens in the first round.
And in what should be a fun stat to watch this series, the Flyers out-hit the Bruins 14-9 in the first.
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