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Key facts and figures from Game 3

Monday, 06.17.2013 / 11:36 PM / Blackhawks vs Bruins - 2013 Stanley Cup Final

By John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist

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Key facts and figures from Game 3
A look at some of the key facts and figures from Game 3

After two knock-down, drag-out overtime games at United Center, the Boston Bruins made it look easy at home.

Goals by Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron, along with a flawless 28-save effort by Tuukka Rask, carried the Bruins to a 2-0 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night. The Bruins lead the series 2-1 and can take command by winning Game 4 at TD Garden on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, RDS).

Here are some of the key facts and figures from Game 3:

0 -- Playoff goals this spring for Boston's Jaromir Jagr, who has never gone without a goal in any postseason in which he has played more than three games. Jagr does have eight assists, including the primary helper on Boston's second goal.

1 -- Shot on goal by Chicago forward Ben Smith, who played his first game in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs. Smith got the call when Chicago star Marian Hossa was a late scratch due to an upper-body injury.

2 -- Consecutive game-winning goals for Boston forward Daniel Paille, who opened the scoring 2:13 into the second period. Paille also scored the overtime winner in Game 2.

3 -- Shutouts by Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask in this year's playoffs, tying him with Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings for the most this spring. All three of Rask's shutouts have come in the Bruins' past seven games.

4 -- Wins for Boston in Game 3, which is now 4-0 this spring -- and Game 3 losses for Chicago, which fell to 0-4.

5 -- Penalty minutes assessed to Boston's Brad Marchand and Chicago's Andrew Shaw for their fight in the final minute. The penalty to Shaw was the first fighting major assessed to a player on a Western Conference team this spring.

6 -- Blocked shots by Boston defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, the most of anyone on either team. Seidenberg has blocked 20 shots in the first three games of the Final, by far the most of anyone in the series.

7 -- Shots on goal by Boston's Patrice Bergeron, the most by anyone on either team. Bergeron also had the second of Boston's two goals.

8 -- Home victories by the Bruins in 10 games at TD Garden this spring, including seven in a row. Boston's last loss on its home ice came in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, when the Toronto Maple Leafs won 2-1.

10 -- Wins by the home team in the last 10 Game 3s in the Final. The last time a visiting team won Game 3 was 2002, when the Detroit Red Wings beat the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh by winning 3-2 in triple overtime.

10 -- Faceoffs lost, in as many attempts, by Chicago center Michal Handzus -- a major reason the Blackhawks went just 16-40 on draws in Game 3. Handzus was 0-8 against Boston's Patrice Bergeron, who went 24-4 in the circle.

20 -- Consecutive power plays without a goal by the Blackhawks, including an 0-for-5 showing in Game 3. Chicago's last power-play goal came in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final.

26 -- Best-of-7 Stanley Cup Finals in which the teams split the first two games. The team that won Game 3 won 21 of the first 25 -- though in 2004, the last time there was a split, the Calgary Flames won Game 3 but the Tampa Bay Lightning captured the Cup. The last time the Bruins led 2-1 in the Final was 1972, when they beat the New York Rangers in six games.

56 -- Games this spring won by the team scoring first after the Bruins became the first team to do so in this series. Boston lost Game 1 after getting the game's first goal, and the Blackhawks did the same in Game 2. Teams that have opened the scoring are now 56-27.

122:26 -- Length of time the Blackhawks have gone without scoring a goal. That span includes the final 62:26 of Game 2 as well as all 60 minutes of Game 3. Patrick Sharp scored Chicago's last goal at 11:22 of the first period on Saturday night.

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