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Facts and Figures: Krug sets Bruins record in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

Becomes first defenseman since Leetch to get four points in one championship round game

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Krug scores PPG off defender

BOS@STL,Gm3: Krug nets Bruins' third PPG

Cup Final, Gm3: Torey Krug fires a shot that deflects off a defender and by Jordan Binnington for the Bruins' third power-play goal of the game

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Torey Krug set a Boston Bruins record for most points in a Stanley Cup Final game with one goal and three assists in a 7-2 win against the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 at Enterprise Center on Saturday.

The Bruins lead the best-of-7 series 2-1 with Game 4 in St. Louis on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

 

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All four of Krug's points came on the power play. He is the ninth defenseman in NHL history with at least four points in one Cup Final game and first since Brian Leetch (one goal, three assists) for the New York Rangers in a 4-2 win at the Vancouver Canucks in Game 4 of the 1994 Final.

Krug also tied the Bruins record shared by Brad Park (twice), Bobby Orr, Carol Vadnais and Zdeno Chara for points by a defenseman in any Stanley Cup Playoff game. He is the fourth player and second defenseman with four power-play points in a Cup Final game (Jean Beliveau, Game 6, 1965; Denis Potvin, Game 3, 1980; Joe Sakic, Game 2, 1996), and his 16 points (two goals, 14 assists) are tied with Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson of the San Jose Sharks for most among defensemen this postseason and most by a Bruins defenseman in one playoff season. Ray Bourque had 25 (seven goals, 18 assists) in 1991.

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Feel the power

The Bruins have scored a power-play goal in each of their past seven games to match their playoff record set in 1958, 1988 and 1999. Their 23 power-play goals are one shy of the team record for most in one playoff season (1991) and equal the highest total by any team since 2007 (2009 Detroit Red Wings, 2010 Philadelphia Flyers).

Video: BOS@STL, Gm3: Bruins score four PPGs on four shots

 

'Perfection Line' awakens

Boston's "Perfection Line" of Patrice Bergeron (three points; one goal, two assists), David Pastrnak (one goal) and Brad Marchand (one assist) combined for five points in Game 3 after combining to score one empty-net goal and an assist in the first two games. They have totaled 53 points (25 goals, 28 assists) in the 2019 playoffs, including 31 points (15 goals, 16 assists) in nine road games.

Bergeron's goal at 10:47 of the first period made him the sixth Bruins player with at least 100 playoff points and tied him for second with Phil Esposito in team history with 102 (Bourque is first with 161). His seven power-play goals are two behind the NHL record shared by Mike Bossy and Cam Neely for most in one postseason.

Marchand's assist on Krug's goal at 12:12 of the second period gave him 20 points (eight goals, 12 assists) to tie Sharks forward Logan Couture (14 goals, six assists) for the playoff scoring lead. He also set an NHL career-high for most in one postseason, passing the 19 (11 goals, eight assists) he had as a rookie in 2011.

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