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First goal good omen for Bruins
Michael Ryder's goal 5:27 into Game 7 Friday night was a good omen for the Boston Bruins.

Teams scoring first in the series have won four of the first six games. Boston scored first and won Games 1 and 2, then fell behind briefly after Arron Asham's goal early in Game 3. The Bruins trailed for just 1:39 before tying the game and going on to a 4-1 victory.

The Bruins scored first in Game 4, but Philadelphia tied the game just 3:29 later. The Flyers led for most of regulation before Mark Recchi's sixth-attacker goal forced OT, then got the game-winner from Simon Gagne at 14:40 of the extra period.

The Flyers scored first in winning both Games 5 and 6 and never trailed in their 4-0 and 2-1 victories.

The Bruins are also one of three teams to blow a 3-0 series lead but win Game 7. In the deciding game of the first best-of-7 series in NHL history, the 1939 Bruins won the first three games against the New York Rangers, lost the next three and won Game 7 on Mel "Sudden Death" Hill's goal in the third overtime -- his third OT goal of the playoffs.








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