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David Krejci scores twice, Bruins take early lead in East finals with 3-0 victory

Saturday, 06.01.2013 / 11:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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David Krejci scores twice, Bruins take early lead in East finals with 3-0 victory

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - David Krejci scored two more goals during his torrid post-season and the Boston Bruins shut down the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 in the opening game of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night.

Nathan Horton added an insurance goal in the third period and Tuukka Rask stopped 29 shots for the Bruins, who silenced Sidney Crosby and the rest of the NHL's top-scoring team.

Pittsburgh came in averaging a league-high 4.27 goals in the playoffs but couldn't solve Rask. The Penguins hit the post six times and seemed a little bit off following an eight-day break between rounds.

The Bruins were coming off a similar layoff but had no such issues. Krejci scored early, and the Bruins handed Pittsburgh its worst loss of the playoffs.

Game 2 is Monday night.

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