The Boston Bruins have now scored the first goal of all four games in the 2013 Eastern Conference finals, although the one that made it 1-0 in Game 4 on Friday took longer than the others.
After two scoreless periods, the Bruins caught the Pittsburgh Penguins in a line change, opening the door for this great shot by defenseman Adam McQuaid:
(Brad Marchand deserves big kudos for showing great instincts on his ninth assist of the playoffs too, obviously.)
Every other 1-0 goal came in the first period of contests, but the Bruins haven’t trailed the Pittsburgh Penguins for a single second of this third-round series. That might be the most impressive stat of the B’s deep 2013 playoff run.
We’ll see if they can finish the job in a third period where time is rapidly running out for Pittsburgh.
McQuaid was a recipient of a controversial Matt Cooke hit in Game 1 of this series, so it must feel like sweet vengeance for the 26-year-old.