BOSTON 4, TORONTO 1; BOS leads series 1-0
The Bruins scored four unanswered goals and Tuukka Rask made 19 saves for
his eighth career playoff win. The line of Milan Lucic (0-2—2), David
Krejci (1-2—3) and Nathan Horton (1-0—1) combined for six points, including
the game-winner by Horton at 19:48 of the first period.

PITTSBURGH 5, NY ISLANDERS 0; PIT leads series 1-0
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 26 shots he faced to record his sixth career
postseason shutout, tying Tom Barrasso’s franchise record, and 10 different
Penguins registered at least one point.

SAN JOSE 3, VANCOUVER 1; SJ leads series 1-0
Dan Boyle scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and
Patrick Marleau added the insurance marker to lead the Sharks to a 1-0
series lead. The Canucks have lost five straight home playoff games,
spanning three years.

Heading into Wednesday, Boston’s playing roster had a combined 1,104 games
of postseason experience compared to Toronto’s 187. No Bruin made his
playoff debut, while 10 Maple Leafs (Tyler Bozak, Mikhail Grabovski, Carl
Gunnarsson, Nazem Kadri, Leo Komarov, Michael Kostka, Nikolai Kulemin,
Clarke MacArthur, Frazer McLaren, James Reimer) played in their first
postseason game.

A similar disparity existed in the Pittsburgh-NY Islanders game, where the
Penguins’ Game 1 playing roster had a combined 942 games of playoff
experience entering the night to the Islanders’ 170. Two Penguins made
their postseason debuts (Beau Bennett, Brandon Sutter), while 12 Islanders
(Josh Bailey, Casey Cizikas, Travis Hamonic, Thomas Hickey, Andrew
MacDonald, Matt Martin, Colin McDonald, Matt Moulson, Frans Nielsen, Kyle
Okposo, Kevin Poulin, John Tavares) played in their first playoff game.

Boston defenseman Wade Redden, who had been mired in the AHL for the past
two seasons, sparked the Bruins in the first period with the game-tying
goal and primary assist on the eventual game-winner. Redden, 35, was
acquired by the Bruins at the Trade Deadline for a conditional pick (that
is now a sixth-rounder) and was a healthy scratch for seven of his first
eight games with the team. He had not appeared in a playoff game since 2009
and hadn’t scored a postseason goal since May 28, 2007.

Boston forward David Krejci totaled three points (1-2—3) in the Bruins’
series-opening win, matching his totals from the final 13 games of the
regular season. Krejci has five career postseason games with three or more
points, all of which have come over the last four years – no other NHL
player has more than four such games in that span. The 27-year-old
Sternberk, Czech Republic, native led all players with 12-11—23 in the 2011
playoffs to help the Bruins capture the Stanley Cup.

Pittsburgh forward Pascal Dupuis scored two goals against the Islanders to
help secure the Penguins’ Game 1 victory. He has now recorded at least one
point in 11 of his last 12 games against the Islanders (10-7—17). Dupuis’
16 goals and 31 points against the Islanders are his most against any

Gardena, Calif., product Beau Bennett, slotted on the Penguins fourth line
in his playoff debut, sniped a tough-angle shot past Evgeni Nabokov for his
first postseason score. The goal, which came at 3:30 of the first period,
was Bennett’s first shot of the game on his first shift – it also held up
as the game-winner.

Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has recorded three of his six
postseason shutouts in the Penguins’ first game of a playoff year (also in
2008 and 2011). No other active NHL goaltender has more than one shutout in
a team’s first game of a playoff year.

Home teams improved to 5-1 through two days of the 2013 Stanley Cup
Playoffs. Road teams finished last year’s opening round with a 30-18 (.625)
record, the highest winning percentage since the NHL switched to the
16-team playoff format in 1979-80. San Jose became the first road team to
score more than one goal in this year’s postseason, defeating Vancouver by
a 3-1 margin.

Stephen Harper ‏@pmharper
Four Canadian teams in the #playoffs this year – let’s hope we can bring
the @StanleyCup home! #BecauseItsTheCup

Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks
Guess who’s in @RogersArena tonight? @msleamichele

Lea Michele @msleamichele
Go Canucks!!

Cory Monteith ‏@CoryMonteith

San Jose forward Patrick Marleau scored his 53rd career playoff goal, which
ranks second among active players behind Boston forward Jaromir Jagr
(78) . . . Toronto forward James van Riemsdyk scored 1:54 into the first
period to give the Maple Leafs an early lead . . . Vancouver goalie Roberto
Luongo robbed Martin Havlat to keep the game scoreless . . . Los Angeles
forward Justin Williams was mic’d up when he scored the tying goal Tuesday
against St. Louis . . . New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft attended
the Boston-Toronto game.

All Times Eastern
Ottawa @ Montreal, Game 1, 7:00 p.m., CNBC, CBC, RDS
NY Rangers @ Washington, Game 1, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN, TSN, MSG, CSN-DC
Los Angeles @ St. Louis, Game 2, STL leads 1-0, 9:30 p.m., CNBC, CBC, RDS2,
Detroit @ Anaheim, Game 2, ANA leads 1-0, 10:00 p.m., NBCSN, TSN, RDS,

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televised nationally in the United States, on NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC
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