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David Krejci scored on a long rebound to give the Bruins a 4-0 lead in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Vancouver Canucks. That’s blown open the game and brought the Boston crowd back into it.

Of course, no one here needs to be reminded of last year’s collapse, when the Bruins blew a 3-0 lead in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Philadelphia Flyers. (Boston also led the series three games to none before the Flyers came back to force a seventh game.) So no one is ready to call it a night yet.

We’ll see how the Bruins play with a lead. The only other time they’ve led in this series was in Game 2, when they took a 2-1 lead midway through the second period and Vancouver tied it up midway through the third. The Canucks won it just 11 seconds into overtime.

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The Bruins are threatening to turn what had been a close series into a blowout.

Brad Marchand made a nice move around the defense and went in all alone on Roberto Luongo for a shorthanded goal that gave Boston a 3-0 lead in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Vancouver Canucks.

It was Boston’s third goal of the second period after a scoreless first.

In the first two games of the series, no team had led by more than one.

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Yep, they just announced a scoring change: It’s Mark Recchi’s goal, and an assist to Michael Ryder and Andrew Ference.

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And it’s 2-0 Boston _ the first two-goal lead of the series.

The Bruins picked up a rare power-play goal when Canucks forward Ryan Kesler deflected a crossing pass through his own goalie’s legs at the 4:22 mark of the second period.

Mark Recchi was trying to get the puck across to Rich Peverley. But before it reached Peverley on the other side of the crease, Kesler laid his stick on the ice and knocked it in.

Oops.

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