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Bruins roll over Penguins, lead series 2-0
Brad Marchand scored two first-period goals, and the Bruins raced to a big early lead on their way to a 6-1 rout of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 on Monday night at Consol Energy Center.
Boston took command of the game from the start, scoring the game’s first three goals to drive Pittsburgh goaltender Tomas Vokoun from the game, and building a 4-1 lead after one period.
Boston scored on its first shot, just 28 seconds into the game, as Marchand beat Vokoun on a breakaway.
Vokoun was then pulled after giving up a goal to Krejci, who scored with 3:39 remaining in the period on a wrist shot from the left circle. Krejci’s eighth goal moved him into a tie with Chicago’s Patrick Sharp for most in this postseason.
The Bruins outshot the Penguins 13-6 in the opening period. Pittsburgh held a 7-5 edge in a tight-checking second period in which neither team scored.
Boychuk added a goal with 1:26 left to complete the Bruins’ domination, even though the Bruins held just a slight (28-27) edge in shots on goal. It was Boychuk’s fifth of the postseason.
NOTES: Pittsburgh made two lineup changes from Game 1, dressing C Joe Vitale and D Deryk Engelland and scratching C Tyler Kennedy and D Mark Eaton. ... The Penguins recalled former Manchester Monarchs goalie Jeff Zatkoff from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League to give them depth in net behind Vokoun, Fleury and Eric Hartzell. ... Boston RW Jaromir Jagr skipped the morning skate, not unusual since the 41-year-old often saves his energy for the game. ... Krug said he broke his “lucky” stick in Game 1. He had used the stick to score all four of his playoff goals.