- Associated Press - Monday, June 13, 2011

BOSTON (AP) - Some notes on the Boston scoring eruption: Marchand now has nine goals in the postseason, breaking the Bruins franchise record for a rookie that had been held by Mike Krushelnyski (1983) and Bobby Joyce (1988).

It also sparked a string of four goals in 4 minutes, 14 seconds, and that’s an NHL record for the fastest four goals by one team in the Stanley Cup finals. Montreal scored four in 5:29 against Detroit in 1956.

It was also Boston’s third four-goal period of the finals. That’s not a record, though: Three teams have scored five: Toronto in 1942, Chicago in ‘73 and Vancouver in ‘94, it’s last appearance in the finals.)


An update on the Mason Raymond injury.

Well, sort of.

The NHL has disclosed that Raymond suffered an “undisclosed injury” and was taken to a hospital for observation.

Here’s hoping that Raymond’s OK.

Here’s also hoping that the league someday shows as much concern for its players’ injuries as it does about keeping them secret.


You can’t blame the Canucks if they’re starting to think it just isn’t their night.

Vancouver had its best scoring chance of the game when Jannik Hansen got behind the defense for a breakaway, with no one between him and Tim Thomas. Hansen skated in and got the goalie to commit, but he couldn’t stuff the puck into the goal as Thomas sprawled onto the ice and got a pad in front of it.

That was with less than a minute to play in the first period. The teams are off the ice now, and the Bruins lead 4-0 after one.


That third Boston score was a power play goal _ the Bruins’ second in 26 chances in the Stanley Cup finals. For those of you new to hockey, that’s downright pathetic.

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